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Coady Institute and Antigonish Representatives attend Major United Nations Conference

 Representatives from the Coady International Institute and Antigonish were recently at the United Nations in New York for a major conference.  The annual gathering is organized by the the Commission on the Status of Women, a U-N organization that promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Lucille Harper of the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre was part of the Canadian delegation at the main conference.
Eileen Alma of the Coady’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership was part of a parallel conference involving a number of non-governmental organizations, societies and associations and women’s groups.  Alma says the Coady delegation included five Indigenous Women graduates of its leadership programs who were part of a panel.
Alma says an added bonus is they were able to connect with a number of Coady alumni who were in New York for the conference.
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Mash Up Weekend planned to move business ideas closer to reality

It’s a unique way to bring your idea for a business to life.
At an event at Desmond Hall at the Coady International Institute this weekend, you can share your idea with the potential of moving the concept forward.  It’s called a Mash Up Weekend.  It’s organized by Mash Up Lab of Bridgewater, a consulting firm that matches business ideas from rural communities with expert advice.
The Founder and CEO of Mash Up Lab Andrew Button says anyone can pitch an idea at the opening session Friday night.
Later on Saturday, Button says  a judging panel will hear the pitches developed by the working groups.  Button says the judges will then offer advice on next steps.
The mash up weekend is being organized in conjunction with the St. FX Extension Department.  For more information on the mash up weekend go to mashupweekend.com.