INDIANAPOLIS—Carole Jones, chairman of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), today issued the following statement in recognition of International Women’s Day and its 2018 theme, #PressForProgress:
“The empowerment of women and girls is a truly global calling, demanding precisely the type of cooperation International Women’s Day is intended to create. As a representative of nearly 5 million sorority women around the world, I applaud the work of the countless women – and men – who are on the front lines of our global push for women’s rights and gender equality.
“Our member organizations were founded with a mission to support and create opportunities for young women, and we are particularly grateful for the many sorority women who have made gender equality a central component of their life’s work. On all days – but particularly today – we are proud to join in a press for progress.”
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NPC, one of the largest organizations advocating for women, is the umbrella group for 26 national and international sororities. NPC sororities are located on more than 670 campuses with 380,565 undergraduate members in 3,234 chapters. Alumnae are represented in 3,889 associations throughout the world. For more information, including a complete list of NPC sororities, visit npcwomen.org or find NPC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.