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Sister Sharon Eubank of the Relief Society general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is calling on women to become global citizens.
“I have a very interesting position of being in the leadership of two global organizations,” said Sister Eubank. “We now have 7.5 million members [of the Relief Society] in 162 countries and think of the leadership that they provide in 33,000 congregations.”
The Church leader, who is also president of Latter-day Saint Charities, addressed a group of women about the status of women worldwide. She spoke on the Utah Valley University campus in Orem, Utah, on Wednesday evening, February 19, 2020.
“We work in 189 countries. Every year we do more than 2,000 projects. We work with partnerships from the United Nations all the way down to midwife associations,” said Sister Eubank.
She joined Dr. Valerie M. Hudson, distinguished professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, for the Utah Women’s Leadership Speaker and Dialogue Series event titled “The Status of Women Worldwide.”
Sister Eubank said global organizations can “aggregate tiny efforts into a big impact” and cross borders. But she believes people are the most effective when they serve where they live.
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