Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds kicks off Kosovo women leaders’ visit to Triad with presentation

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Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Suzanne Reynolds kicked off a weeklong visit of a delegation of women leaders from Kosovo to the Triad with a presentation, “Women’s Leadership in Law and Politics,” on Friday, Jan. 10, at the law school.

Selected for her expertise in scholarship and teaching about family law as well as her extensive public service, Professor Reynolds also shared experiences encountering the “glass ceiling” in her law career.

The Jan. 10-18 visit by the delegates from Kosovo is sponsored by the Open World Program and involves working with American counterparts and facilitating continued relations though alumni networks and home hosts. The Open World Program, an exchange and partnership program designed to enhance understanding and cooperation between Eurasian and American leaders, is funded and operated by the Open World Leadership Center, an independent government agency of the U.S. Congress.

Winston-Salem and Greensboro, N.C., are official host cities of the Open World Program and the host organization is Friendship Force of Central North Carolina.

The Kosovo delegates include: Lendita Kastrati, Executive Director, Kosovo Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Fjolla Raifi, Project Coordinator, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS); Albulena Sadiku, Program Manager, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN); Rajmonda Sylbije, Executive Director, Centre for Equality and Liberty (CEL); and Facilitator, Luljeta Gjonbalaj, Project Management Specialist, Democracy and Governance Office, USAID/Kosovo.

The program concludes with a presentation on “Developing Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders” at the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship in Greensboro followed by a presentation on “Securing Women’s Safety: Women in Security Leadership” at the Greensboro Police Department. Raifi will discuss women in the Kosovo security sector.

Finalizing the program is a presentation on “Leadership Beyond Boundaries” led by Janet Carlson, Innovation Operations Manager, at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro.

For more information about the Kosovo Women Leaders visit, please contact local Triad hosts: Ralph Cauthen rbcauthen@aol.com 336 254-4643 or Ray Kiszely 301-580-3253.

For more information open the Open World Program, please visit the website www.openworld.gov.