Jackie Joyner-Kersee to be given honorary doctorate at virtual summit

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The African Renaissance and Diaspora Network will honor Jackie Joyner-Kersee during its “Africa: Open for Business” virtual summit on Sept. 22.

Webster University has been invited to the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) virtual summit, “Africa: Open for Business,” on Wednesday, Sept. 22. This event is to open discussions about what actions are being taken to promote women taking on leadership roles in their communities.

The event also touches on the topic of climate change. The discussion will include industry leaders, presidents and young leaders all there to bring attention to the impact of climate change and its effects on the overall advancement of women in power.

During the event, ADRN will honor the contributions of former Webster commencement speaker, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. She is recognized not only for her Olympic success but also for her work with women’s rights, education and racial equality.

You can read more about the event and its speakers here.

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