Savannah State honors women in global leadership

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As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, one local university is shining light on their accomplishments.

Savannah State University (SSU) hosted a Women’s Leadership Conference focused on embracing and expanding global leadership. 

On Friday, the audience heard inspiring stories from women who have experienced first hand the rewards of international assignments and jobs. The platform was an awesome opportunity for students from all walks of life as they set their sights high.

“When our students leave here the job, the company that they get hired may send them abroad on that first day. They have to be ready to go,” said SSU President Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier. “So the Women’s Leadership helps our women to be ready to step up and lead, helps them to be ready to go abroad.”

News 3’s own Tina Tyus-Shaw had the honor of presenting community recognition awards to three women during the conference.

Cynthia Blandford, Dr. Peggy Blood, Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Liberia to Georgia, SSU Professor of Fine Arts Dr. Peggy Blood, and President Dozier won the awards for their passion, compassion and support for women.

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