Saturday, March 7, 2015
What a day.
First, I want to begin this post by thanking every single member of the WomenNC team—from Beth to Lois to Jane to all the board members and speaking coaches who have encouraged, challenged, and supported all of us throughout this process. It’s unbelievable to think that I’m in New York City right now, surrounded by my incredible peers, trying to process the events of the day.
Today, after walking through the United Nations completely slack-jawed, obtaining our grounds passes, and stopping for a quick bite to eat, we returned to the hotel to mediate on several very important questions—questions we will continue to think about and return to throughout the week. These questions include very broad, sometimes personal inquisitions: What do you want to learn from CSW? What is your plan of action? What do you hope to take back to your community and North Carolina from this trip? How is this beginning, rather than the end, of a journey? Throughout the week, I’m sure we will all continue to mull these topics over in our minds.
Tomorrow, we will be attending an all-day Consultation Event, to become better acquainted with the UN CSW 59, the Beijing Platform for Action, and the mission of CSW. I cannot wait to really get a chance to get my feet wet networking, and also become a true expert about CSW and this incredible event.