Cindy Similien-Johnson

Women leaders and entrepreneurs will convene at the United Nations United Nations’ African Union, Permanent Observer Mission on Transformational Leadershipon April 30 for the Speaking Wombs Global Women’s Parliament, where Haitian-American author Cindy Similien-Johnson will speak on the women’s role in today’s society.

“I am delighted to be a part of this global discussion on the importance of women in leadership,” Similien-Johnson said.

In 2014, Similien-Johnson founded CSJ Media Publishing as a platform to use her gifts and talents in writing to enlighten, encourage, and empower individuals to live a life of purpose. She is the author of two books: “Goal Chic: Changing the World, One Goal at a Time” and “How to Stay Motivated: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Living.”

Speaking Wombs was founded in 2013 by Ndalinoshisho N. Kashume, a filmmaker, writer and actress.

“Speaking Wombs advocates for women’s leadership in order to attain balance. Society proves to be out of balance when it comes to valuing both men and women equally.”

The format will be comprised of a world-style debate: first speaker, second speaker, and rebuttal in a three-part session with a keynote presentation followed with the exchange of ideas and thoughts to establish strategic solutions for transformational leadership. Members of the 2015 Parliament are professionals in the fields of education, law, community organizing, government, entrepreneurship, the arts, business, and technology.

“We, as women leaders, play important roles not only in our communities but also around the world,” she said. “We bring life where there is death, hope where there is despair, and abundance where there is lack. Our contributions are not only vital in the organizations we help run but also in the fabric of humanity.”

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