On Wednesday, May 18th Ambassador Ertharin Cousin joined the League of Black Women at their 8th Annual Global Leadership conference, “Black Women 2011: New World Power . . . When Your World Is Not Enough”. The Conference took place in Tampa, Florida. There she joined over 100 African American female professionals and students all present in order to build relationships and participate in the “strategic transfer of…knowledge and intelligence”, according to the League President, Sandra Finley.
Members of the conference were able to participate in Executive Leadership Coaching Sessions as well as to discuss a report concerning how Black women experience risk in pursuit of leadership ambition. Sandra Finley describes the report as holding “valuable insights and recommendations about how Black women should select and evaluate their most trusted advisors and assess the risk in opportunity.” Ambassador Cousin addressed the conference and spoke on a panel concerning the topics of Food Security in Africa and the Role of the Private Sector. She provided valuable information about opportunities for doing business with the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies such as the World Food Program, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
The conference report (PDF 7.5MB).