Spring FOUNDER REGION CONFERENCE: Friday, May 3, 2019
Featuring: Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, SI President AND Bev Bucur, SI Director of Advocacy
San Ramon Marriott Hotel
For our 2019 conference, we are focusing on our Water and Climate Change Crisis challenges. Water is a basic fundamental need for human sustenance and is a global issue. The program will focus on how the water resources within our region are impacted and how we can advocate for preservation and restoration of this precious resource.
Both Mariet Verhoef-Cohen and Bev Bucur are planning to be here as presenters. As you may know, SI President Mariet is well known on the international scene for her work on social issues and devotion to women’s rights and gender equality and water. She says, “We know why we fight for gender equality, for equal rights for women, but maybe my passion for water is less obvious. Water for me is right at the start – more important than oil, the most expensive commodity. Water is the cornerstone of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and essential to the attainment of the 16 other SDGs.”
Mariet’s enthusiasm for the topics of women and water resonates in her decision to choose ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ as her Presidential Appeal for the 2017-2019 biennium.
We’ll look forward to hearing from these amazing leaders at our Founder Region Conference on May 3rd!