In-person registration opens at 7:15 a.m.

Live event and simulcast begin at 8:00 a.m.

Location: Boston Park Plaza (Avenue 34) and live-streamed

On March 8, 2022, the International Institute of New England will host an International Women’s Day Celebration to honor the achievements of immigrant women and daughters of immigrants who have made a profound difference in New England and the world.  

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About the International Women’s Day Event

On March 8, 2022, the International Institute of New England will host an International Women’s Day celebration to honor the achievements of immigrant women and daughters of immigrants who have made a profound difference in New England and the world.

The event highlights the impact refugee and immigrant women have on our economy and our communities, and it celebrates the achievements of women everywhere. Our speaking program features a conversation with our honorees about their life experiences.

The International Institute of New England has been celebrating International Women’s Day since the early 2000s. Past honorees include: Rep. Niki Tsongas, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Colette Phillips, Christina Qi, and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

2022 International Women’s Day Host Committee

  • Colette Phillips (Co-Chair), President, Colette Phillips Communications
  • Paul Ayoub, Chair, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • Christina Y. Bai, President & Chair of the Board, MeBo Global Education Inc.
  • Charlotte McKee, Chief Medical Officer, Stealth Mode Company
  • Jane Steinmetz, Managing Principal (Boston), Ernst & Young

 

International Women’s Day Past Honorees

Roxann Cooke, New England and Pennsylvania Managing Director of Consumer Banking, JP Morgan Chase
Kathrin Knauf, Vice President of Project Management, Moderna
Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer, TripAdvisor
Pardis Sabeti, Professor, Founder, Sabeti Lab at Harvard University
Monica Grewal, Partner, WilmerHale
Christina Qi, Co-founder & partner at Domeyard LP
Colette Phillips, Founder & CEO, Colette Phillips Communications
Razia Jan, Founder & President, Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation
Eveline Buchatskiy, Founder, One Way Venture
Dr. Nawal Nour, Founder, African Women’s Health Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder & Chair of Women Waging Peace Network
Malalai “The bravest woman in Afghanistan” Joya, Refugee, Activist, and Politician
Marie St. Fleur, Vice Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means
Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Attorney, and advocate for issues affecting lives of women, children, and families
Jeanne Shaheen, Former NH Governor, and current US Senate Member
Rya Weickert Zobel, Federal Judge of the US District Court, District of MA
Dr. Charlotte Yeh, CMO of AARP
Geeta Aiyer, President & Founder of Boston Common Asset Management
Rupa Shenoy, Host and reporter for NPR and founder of Otherhood podcast