Islands Society Launches Women and Veterans Leadership Programs in American Samoa, Guam, & CNMI

New leadership recognition programs provide a global platform for local leaders to share their insights on how to improve health and well-being of islanders
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HONOLULU - Oct. 6, 2015 - PRLog -- The Islands Society has officially announced the launch of three new leadership recognition programs for women and veterans in the United States Pacific Territories.

"The Islands Society believes that local female leaders should be given a global platform to share their insights on how the health and well-being of girls and women can be improved in island communities around the world," says Keiko Ono, Managing Director of the Local Female Leaders Program at the Islands Society. "Through the American Samoa Female Leaders Program and Guam Female Leaders Program, the Islands Society will therefore recognize a local female leader from American Samoa and Guam each quarter. We will then provide that individual with an opportunity to share her insights on how the health and well-being of girls and women in island communities can be improved based on her own life experiences."

"Similarly, the Islands Society believes that local veteran leaders should be given a global platform to share their own insights on how the health and well-being of veterans can be improved in island communities," adds Ono. "Through the Northern Mariana Islands Veteran Leaders Program, the Islands Society will therefore recognize a local veteran leader from the Northern Mariana Islands each quarter. That individual will then be provided with an opportunity to share their insights on how the health and well-being of veterans in island communities can be improved."

Nominations are now being accepted for Northern Mariana Islands Veteran Leaders, Guam Female Leaders, and American Samoa Female Leaders through the Islands Society's website. To nominate someone from your local island community, please visit: http://islandssociety.org/projects/local-projects/u-s-pac...

About the Islands Society

The Islands Society is an international 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to inspire and empower islanders to participate in foreign affairs and overseas engagements in order to affect positive change in their local communities. The nonprofit develops and implements projects that are designed to help islanders realize their full potential on the world stage. These projects are currently organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. The community projects center on ten issue areas, including charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, security, and sustainability. Meanwhile, the next generation leader projects support artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers, and technologists. To implement these programs, the nonprofit has launched local constituent societies around the world. These include the Pacific Islands Society, Baltic Islands Society, Sea Islands Society, Arctic Islands Society, Caribbean Islands Society, and East Asian Islands Society.

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