Female leaders from around the world meet in Reno

Reported by: Ashley Cullins
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Updated: 5/05 4:48 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Lunch meetings are pretty common, but India Kabab & Curry hosted a very unique group of women for lunch Monday.

More than two dozen women from across the globe are meeting thanks to the Northern Nevada International Center. 

"One is a group from all over the world, 20 different countries, and the title is women in justice,"said NNIC Executive Director Carina Black. "These are judges, attorneys, non profit managers, who are working on women's issues in their respective countries."
 
Black said another group is made of young female leaders from Egypt, like Dalia Tadros.

"We've been learning how they just think outside the box," Tadros said.

The third group focuses on human trafficking and includes Maria Liza Jorda who is a prosecutor in the Philippines.

"I really wanted to see the best practices on handling trafficking cases," she said.

Jorda said working together and learning from each other is the best way to make a difference. 

"This is a crime against humanity, so this has to be addressed globally also," Jorda said.

By sharing their stories, they're not only exchanging ideas but also gaining support. 

"What I have been experiencing in the Philippines is also being experienced by the prosecutors here," Jorda said. 

"The challenge you are facing is not only yours, but it's a common challenge and you get to know the experience how other people faced this challenge," Tadros said.

Black said together these women can improve international relations and help change the world. 

"It's a lofty goal, but we can establish better relations with those countries and we can establish some kind of people to people connection," she said.

More than 500 international visitors come to northern Nevada through NNIC each year. This is the first event that has been open to the public.


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renojim - 5/6/2014 7:20 PM
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Sexist as well as racist huh Louie. You shouldn't be allowed out of your truck.

BR549 - 5/6/2014 6:15 PM
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It's called a hen party.

Kramer - 5/6/2014 4:17 PM
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"around the world, across the globe" Whatever
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