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Courage Empowerment Forum Celebrates International Women’s Month and the National Council for Research on Women

March is International Women’s Month! Our special guest for the March 22nd broadcast is Shyama Venkateswar, Director of Research and Programs for the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW).   We’ll discuss the work of NCRW and the perils women around the world are facing.  Economic struggles, education and health care are topics we will explore as we seek answers on how to improve the lives of women and girls.

Tune in Tuesday, March 22th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to listen to Shyama Venkateswar of NCRW.  We will also broadcast special selections of international music from women recording artists around the world.

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About Shyama Venkateswar and NCRW

Shyama Venkateswar, PhD, Director of Research and Programs brings a strong background in international programming, particularly in the areas of poverty reduction and economic sustainability. At the Council, she provides vision and strategic direction as well as helping to develop research and policy agendas.

Shyama was awarded the Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship for her research and dissertation work on religious nationalism in India. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at Columbia University and is a graduate of Smith College.

The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) is a network of 120 leading research, policy and advocacy centers dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.  We provide the latest news, analysis and strategies needed to ensure fully informed debates, effective policies and inclusive practices.  In partnership with business, academic, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, we advance collaborative and transformative change, both nationally and globally.

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