SAN ANTONIO - Women across the globe celebrated and empowered other women Wednesday, proclaimed as "International Women's Day."
Natalia Salto is a Pathways to Leadership Scholarship recipient and she said it was truly an honor not only to be awarded the scholarship, but to be recognized on International Women's Day at the city's 11th annual International Women's Day luncheon.
"Sometimes you feel that as a woman, you're not going to get as many opportunities as men do, but this is just proving otherwise," Salto said. "So, yes, I'm very proud and very happy to get this scholarship."
Keely Petty is on the mayor's Commission on the Status of Women.
"We get to collaborate," Petty said. "We get to share our stories of success and pain and then we get to talk about how we can join hands so that wonderful things can continue to happen among the lives of women."
The University of Incarnate Word hosted the second annual Women's Fair on Wednesday afternoon, when students could learn about opportunities not only for women at the school, but for women everywhere.
One nonprofit at the fair, Women's Global Connection, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, which works to promote education of women locally and globally.
The programs "provide resources and workshops and various themes that can help women improve their own personal business, their individual business, as well collaborative businesses," Lisa Uribe said, "the end result being improving family life and providing an income for their family."
Uribe is the executive director of Women's Global Connection.
Women's Global Connection has also been selected to present next week at the Commission of the Status of Women Conference in New York City.
"We will be talking about women locally in San Antonio as well as internationally from our projects and how shared resources have really contributed to that working world for women."
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