Sacred Hearts Academy Hosts APEC: Women and the Economy

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HONOLULU — Sacred Hearts Academy will host an educational program on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy for an expected 800 public and private school girls, October 28, 7:45 to 9 a.m.

The program will feature experts Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty, Dean of Academics College of Security Studies, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and U.S. Ambassador (ret.) to APEC  from 2003-2005; Dr. Nancy Davis Lewis, Research Program Director, East-West Center; Dr. Denise Eby Konan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics, UH Manoa and Senior Advisor to UH President on APEC; and Ms. Adrian Yi, Program Officer and former James A. Kelly Korean Studies Research Fellow, Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies.  The panel will be moderated by Mary Vorsino, Honolulu Star-Advertiser.


According to Sacred Hearts Academy Head of School, Betty White, “Sacred Hearts Academy is pleased to offer this outstanding educational panel in advance of APEC.  The expertise of the panel and their professional backgrounds will be an inspiration to students.  The program will educate young women about the importance of APEC to Hawaii and especially to women around the world.  We plan to broaden their perspective and to encourage them to become future leaders.”

Sacred Hearts Academy has invited area public and private school girls, grades 7-12 for the free program. Issues addressed will include economics, health, international relations and youth leadership in APEC nations.  In advance of the panel, students are studying APEC.

Sacred Hearts Academy is Hawaii’s largest all-girls school, educating girls aged 3 to 18 and focusing on a well-rounded education preparing young women for the 21st century.  Over the course of its exciting 102 year history, Sacred Hearts has graduated over 6,000 women, making an immeasurable contribution to the fabric of Hawaii.