Nassau, Bahamas – September 10-12, 2014, the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy Nassau is hosting a three-day conference focused on “Achieving Social Equity: Empowering women and youth politically, socially, and economically,” in Nassau.
Embassy Speaker, Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever will engage the Bahamian community on issues facing women and youth in today’s modern society.
Dr. Jones-DeWeever serves as president of a consulting firm based in Washington, DC that provides customized approaches to transforming innovative ideas into effective action.
Dr. Jones-DeWeever has held positions in a variety of highly esteemed organizations and governmental institutions including the Governor’s Office of Virginia, the Maryland State House of Representatives, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
Most recently she served as the Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women where she led a new organizational push towards policy action and impact.