Director Chun represented Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao at the 2004 Global Summit of Women, held in Seoul, Korea on May 26th through the 28th. The summit was successful in bringing together 880 women from 82 countries, and it focused on accelerating women's economic development and participation in the global market. It had a special emphasis on uses of technology by women to grow their businesses, expand their global alliances, and learn new skills.
At the Summit, Director Chun made a presentation on "Preparing Women for a Technology World," emphasizing four Women's Bureau projects: On-Line Learning for Single Mothers; Girls E-Mentoring in Science, Engineering, and Technology (GEM-SET); Group E-Mentoring in Nursing (GEM-Nursing); and the Employer-Driven Older Women Workers Demonstration Project training older Hispanic and Asian American women in basic computer and life skills.
Director Shinae Chun received a Pacesetter Award at the Southern Women in Public Service Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 2nd and May 3rd. National Office and Region IV (Atlanta) staff conducted a workshop entitled "E-Mentoring - The Next Best Thing to Being There". About 300 women who have been elected or appointed to public office attended the event.
On April 9th, the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) welcomed Women's Bureau Director Shinae Chun. After a tour of the facility, she accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from Dr. Joseph Martin, President of (SIPI).
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