University Foundation Trustee Duncan Mellichamp and wife Suzanne are sponsoring this intimate gathering to help further the goal of broadening multidisciplinary research and learning.
The U.S. Consulate awarded impactmania's Women of Impact program with the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy grant. Paksy Plackis-Cheng and members from the network traveled to New Zealand for a week-long cross-cultural and business events.
Jethro Gardiner traveled a week with impactmania's founder, Paksy Plackis-Cheng, and international participants of the Women of Impact network. Jethro shares his experience, the learning he will bring to his work at the U.S. Consulate and how to represent a diverse voice at the conference table.
We thank the U.S. Consulate in New Zealand for supporting impactmania's Women of Impact program. Paksy interviewed 12+ impact makers in New Zealand. A number of women from the global network flew out to New Zealand for an intense week of personal and professional work and development.
Dr. Miyoung Chun went from being a busgirl in a restaurant to leading the U.S. BRAIN Initiative—a collaborative, public-private research initiative announced by President Barack Obama at the State of the Union in 2013.
impactmania's Women of Impact was awarded the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy Grant (2019). The U.S. Consulate supported 12 interviews and a week-long events in New Zealand.
“The U.S. Consulate is committed to supporting programs that educate and empower women and girls. impactmania’s Women of Impact provides a powerful platform for women to share their stories with their peers and with the public in an effort to celebrate their work and inspire us all. We’re excited to help connect impressive women from the United States and New Zealand and shine a light on their successes.” – Katelyn Choe, Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand.