International Women's Day 2024 flyer

Please join us for the 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Celebration on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 3-7:30 p.m. in the NHCC Grand Hall (CBT 195) featuring keynote speaker and cybersecurity engineer, Ilhan Jama!

This is going to be an empowering and inspiring affair!!! Guests will experience a motivating speaker, an Empowerment Resource Fair, FREE food, a multicultural fashion show AND more!

Event Schedule:

2:45-3 pm: Check-in and Networking (enter CBT at Door 12)
3-3:45 pm: Keynote Speaker – Ilhan Jama 
3:45-4 pm: Break (at 3:45 the Empowerment Resource Fair opens)
4-4:45 pm: Guests choice: Q&A w/ Ilhan or PeriodKitsMN Service Project (appetizers served at 4:45)
5-7 pm: Dinner and Empowerment Resource Fair
6-7 pm: Multicultural Fashion Show
7-7:30 pm: Post-Show Meet & Greet with Fashion Designers/Models and Art Club Volunteers 

Admission is FREE!! Folks are not obligated to attend the entire event. Registration before the event is highly recommended.
You can register here!

We will be collecting donations of UNOPENED feminine products. All donations will be collected for distribution through Period Kits MN. There will be an opportunity during the event to make period kits to donate to NHCC’s Food Cupboard and other local organizations.

Keynote Speaker, Ilhan Jama’s Bio:

photo of keynote speaker Ilhan Jama

Ilhan Jama is a cybersecurity engineer, content creator, and the founder of Unlearningx. She's passionate about creating accessibility to the tech industry, as well as breaking down barriers to entry. Driven by the ethos of 'unlearning to relearn,' Ilhan's commitment to community-building and mentorship makes her a key figure in shaping an accessible and inclusive future of technology.
Visit Ilhan's website to learn more. 




Special Thanks To: 

The following NHCC departments have worked collaboratively and in partnership with the City of Brooklyn Park to bring this event to campus this year:

  • Career Services
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Student Life
NHCC student measuring model for fashion show

This year's Fashion Show Coordinator was current NHCC student, Wealth Ndego (pictured above), with support from a few of her friends and the NHCC Art Club. Wealth was also one of our featured fashion show designers, alongside former NHCC student, Annais Loko (pictured below), CEO of Sianna Fashion.

a photo of former NHCC student, Annais Loko











The Beyond Boundaries: A Multicultural Mosaic Fashion Show will feature the designs of Wealth and Annais, with a segment highlighting cultural outfits as well. The fashion show production was organized by NHCC students and supported by volunteers.

Fashion Show Sponsors & Volunteers include:

  • Curry FX Productions
  • Let’s Roar
  • VinoVassa
  • So Me by Jamelah
  • NHCC students and employees for contributing their time, decorations and more.
    (pictured below, NHCC students, Wealth and Thaleena helping to prep for the event with NHCC staff, Hanh). 
NHCC students and staff smile as they prepare for IWD

Additional Information:

Women’s History Month (March) was designated by a presidential proclamation to honor women’s contributions to American history. Since 1911, International Women’s Day (March 8) has remained a global day for celebrating women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements, while calling to action - everyone, everywhere - in accelerating women’s equality.

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped out to make this event possible! 

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