A mentorship aspect of the Peace Through Business program pairs the Afghan and Rwandan women with American women in similar fields for several days. Many of these mentorships will be in central Oklahoma.
Toward the end of the program, the women will travel to Washington, D.C., where they will participate in The International Women's Economic Summit. The summit includes sessions with many distinguished speakers including Katie Harbath, associate policy manager at Facebook; Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast, director of the Gender & Peacebuilding Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace; Dr. Kevin Fegan, president of Northwood University-Cedar Hill Campus; Anita Dunn, former White House communications director; the Honorable Eklil Hakimi, Afghan ambassador; and the Honorable James Kimonyo, Rwandan ambassador. Jim Blasingame, small business expert and nationally syndicated radio host, will broadcast live from the summit and moderate a panel.
If you go
Tickets to “Cowboys & Couture” cost $100 for V.I.P. seating and one drink, $35 for reserved general admission, and $40 for general admission at the door. There will be refreshments and a cash bar available. For information and to buy tickets, go online to www.edenfashionshow.com.