AAUW hosts luncheon that honors International Women’s Day

Leigh Tahirovic staff
Asyegul Timur, associate professor and chair of business administration for Hodges Universiry, speaks to members of the American Association of University Women on Tuesday. Timur was the special guest speaker for the International Women's Day luncheon held at the Island Country Club.

Leigh Tahirovic staff Asyegul Timur, associate professor and chair of business administration for Hodges Universiry, speaks to members of the American Association of University Women on Tuesday. Timur was the special guest speaker for the International Women's Day luncheon held at the Island Country Club.

Leigh Tahirovic staff
Asyegul Timur, associate professor and chair of business administration for Hodges Universiry, speaks to members of the American Association of University Women on Tuesday. Timur was the special guest speaker for the International Women's Day luncheon held at the Island Country Club.

Leigh Tahirovic staff Asyegul Timur, associate professor and chair of business administration for Hodges Universiry, speaks to members of the American Association of University Women on Tuesday. Timur was the special guest speaker for the International Women's Day luncheon held at the Island Country Club.

A large crowd of ladies gathered inside Island Country Club on Tuesday. They weren’t there to gossip about a new recipe or their families, instead they were there for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a celebration of economic, political and social achievements of women.

Hosted by the Marco branch of the American University of Women, the event featured a theme that reflected on current events – global and local issues for women. Special guest speaker, Asyegul Timur, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of business administration for Hodges University, spoke on the empowerment of women in the 21st century. “Education, education, education,” Timur repeated to the audience again and again. “That’s what makes a difference in people today.”

She cited statistics, research and a recently released White House-sponsored study “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being” to drive home her point that women are in charge of their future as well as their families.

“Females can do anything, right!”

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