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The global leader of one of the largest and oldest women’s organization in the world–the Relief Society–said Monday that education is key for the success of women and girls worldwide.

Sister Jean B. Bingham, general Relief Society president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared that message as the keynote speaker at the fifth annual International Women-in-Diplomacy Day symposium. The event originated from Los Angeles, though it was held virtually this year due to COVID considerations. The event was sponsored by the honorary consul of the Republic of Senegal.

“As one woman to another, I rejoice in our shared vision of helping to improve the lives of women no matter where we live,” Sister Bingham told event attendees from around the globe, which included international business leaders and diplomats.

The Relief Society organization includes more than 7.5 million Latter-day Saint women in 220 countries. Sister Bingham’s second counselor, Sister Reyna I. Aburto was the symposium’s keynote speaker last year.

As part of her address, Sister Bingham shared a video commemorating International Women’s Day, which she also shared on social media.

See the video below:

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