The Purdue North Central Women's Association (PNCWA) International Friendship Group will present the program "Sierra Leone from a Woman's Perspective" on Tuesday, October 23, at noon in the Technology Building, Room 109A. The event is free and open to the public.
Guest speaker will be Dr. E. Anne Cristo-Baker, PNC assistant professor of Organizational Behavior & Leadership who will take audience members on a journey across the Atlantic to visit a West African city without leaving Indiana.
Christo-Baker holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Sierra Leone, a Master's Degree in Organization Development from Bowling Green State University and a Doctorate in Leadership Studies, also from Bowling Green State University. Prior to embarking on an academic career, she served in both the business and public sectors. She has expertise as a trainer and consultant both nationally and internationally. Christo-Baker provides instruction and course development in organizational behavior, management, diversity and leadership.
PNCWA International Friendship Group gathers to celebrate women as they share culture, traditions and friendship. Local residents who have emigrated to the U.S. share stories of their home countries and traditions and talk about life in the United States. Light refreshments are served with each program. Attendees may bring a lunch, a friend, and an open and curious mind.
The PNCWA was established March 21, 2001, to serve the women of PNC and its service area. The Association offers a variety of social and educational activities for its members. Membership is open to all interested women within the PNC service area.