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Heilemann Selected as Official Delegate to UN Commission Status of Women

Dr. MarySue Heilemann was selected as an official delegate to the 62nd session of the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women (CSW), held at UN headquarters in New York in early March.  In addition to attending meetings on the UN grounds and special sessions hosted by the member nations in surrounding neighborhoods, she also participated in two UN-parallel events.

At the CSW NGO session, she spoke on a panel “Women/Girls and Media: Power Storytelling and #MeToo,” addressing the impact of media portrayals of nurses on the global nursing shortage and her own creation of a nurse character. At the “Women Illuminated” film festival, Heilemann’s project, “Catalina: Confronting My Emotions,” was screened followed by a Q&A session during which she discussed her story-based transmedia intervention targeting Latinas to enhance their mental health.

MarySue shared:

“The people in the photo were on my team at the UN Women event at CSW62 called: ‘Leaving No One Behind for Planet 50-50 by 2030: Every Rural Woman and Girl Everywhere.’ I served as our team’s moderator and scribe.

“The objective of the event was to recommend a set of policy standards and benchmark (including indicators) on how the implementation of sustainable development goals will ensure that no one is left behind.”