NC State Agencies Partner for Women's History Month Celebration Guest of Honors include NC First Lady Kristin Cooper and Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

Raleigh, NC

The NC Department of Administration’s (DOA) Council for Women and Youth Involvement has partnered with the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) and the NC Museum of Art to honor the accomplishments of female North Carolinians in a Women’s History Month Celebration.  On March 28, 2019 nearly 200 guests are expected to gather in the East Building of the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh to hear public service leaders in a panel discussion titled, She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers, an initiative created by DNCR.

Guests of honor include First Lady Kristin Cooper and the first African American Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jenny Black, NC Council for Women Advisory Board Chair. During the discussion, panelists Elaine Marshall, NC Secretary of State; Susi Hamilton, DNCR Secretary; and Machelle Sanders, DOA Secretary will share their experiences in public service and offer advice for future leaders.

The event will conclude with a reception and special ceremony honoring female leaders who are “on the rise” in their respective careers. The event moderator and each panelist will award an honoree with a trophy for their work in the community and to continue the legacy of empowering women across the state.

  • When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 from4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC. For more information, please visit the NC Council for Women & Youth Involvement website.



About NC Department of Administration

Established in 1957, the Department of Administration acts as the business manager for North Carolina state government. Under the leadership of Secretary Machelle Sanders since appointed by Governor Roy Cooper in 2017, the department oversees Government Operations such as building construction, purchasing and contracting for goods and services, managing state vehicles, acquiring and disposing of real property, and operating auxiliary services such as courier mail delivery and the sale of state and federal surplus property. In addition, the department provides facility services and advocacy programs. Facility services include the maintenance of state-owned buildings and grounds, and the department's advocacy programs provide advocacy, assistance and services to diverse segments of the state's population that have been traditionally underserved.




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