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Loretta Green-Williams

WOCPSCN Founder | Senior Editor | Postcolonial Theorist
Certified Human Rights Advocate | Ordained Minister

 New York, New York

Loretta Green-Williams is the WOCPSCN founder and Chief Executive Director.  She is a Cultural Anthropologist with over forty years of entrepreneurship and community advocacy experience.  Academically, she has an ABD status in Social and Cultural Anthropology. and Humanities master's degree in Consciousness and Transformation from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She has a master's degree in Sport Management and a Bachelor's in Sociology with certification in Ethnic Studies from the University of San Francisco (USF).  She is certified through the Summer Institute of Intercommunications in Mindful Management Negotiations, Seattle Pacific University.  
She holds a Human Rights Advocate certification from the US Diplomacy and Human Rights Institute, a Global Goodwill Ambassador certification; a member of the Goodwill Ambassadors Foundation; a Nonprofit Board Member Essentials certificate, and she is an ordained-licensed minister under the National Association of Christian Ministers. She is the past president of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce, South Africa, and former Executive Director for the Ethiopian Cultural Community Center, Oakland, CA. Loretta is the founder of USF's Sister Connection and the founder of the Caribbean Diaspora Professional and Business Association. She is currently researching her third book on South Jersey's African American communities which has been acknowledged by the New Jersey Historical Commission.  Along with her daughter, filmmaker Dana Verde, Loretta is the co-founder of Caribeme Magazine and author/producer of Caribeme: New Yorkers of the Caribbean Diaspora documentary.  

Congratulations to Agustina Z. Jannah, ICC Member

In light of the commemoration of #InternationalWomensDay, I would like to share my noteworthy experience during the first quarter of 2023. I would first like to express my gratitude to Loretta Green-Williams who has always believed in me and provided unwavering support every step of the way. Additionally, I am thankful for Jude Akinyemi’s guidance and positive contributions to my personal and professional development.  Growing up in a culturally rich village community is often synonymous with #patriarchal ideals. As someone born and raised in a Javanese cultural environment, I take pride in my heritage. Javanese culture is characterized by a gentle, polite, and refined demeanor, which unfortunately is often interpreted as a bias that #Javanese women must obey all commands from their husbands, parents, in-laws, and even society. These attitudes have perpetuated #genderstereotypes that still exist in the public consciousness.  For example, some consider it unnecessary for #women to pursue higher education, as their future lies in domestic roles such as being a housewife. Others believe that high education is a waste of time and resources for women.  During the #sdgs 2023 conference held in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, I presented an essay titled:


This essay discussed the urgent need to combat gender stereotypes and #promote #genderequity and #equality, as enshrined in the fifth goal of the SDGs.  I am honored to have received recognition as the 🥈2nd best essay🥈 and to have had the opportunity to advocate for the eradication of gender stereotypes. To achieve this goal, I put women's empowerment as an essential solution.  As per the 2023 Statista Research Department, Indonesia is still ranked 92 out of 146 countries in terms of the international gender gap. We must promote women's leadership, education, entrepreneurship, political participation, health, and environmental sustainability to combat gender stereotypes and promote gender equity and equality. I am grateful to Women of Concern Professionals & Strategic Conscious Networking (WOCPSCN) for allowing me to be a part of the International Congress Committee and for the opportunity to realize their vision and mission in #promoting equality and #justice for gender.

"Let's #accelerate SDGs by combatting gender stereotypes from the grounds!"

Board of Trustees


Dr. Anagana Chatterji 

Dr. Jennifer Turpin 

Dr. Barbara Mark 

Dr. Neil Parsans 

Ms. Dana Verde 

Ms. Denise McCreary 

Ms. Victoria Shanchez De Alba 

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre 

Ambassador Dr. Neil Parson

Sec. Gen. Ediola Pashollari 

Ms. Pooja Tilvawala 

Mr. Hesham Elsayed Eissa 

Ms. Sophie Medlin 

Ms. Larissa Mills 

Prof. Geoff Thompson 

Mr. Lafayette Hamilton 

Ms. Agustina Zahrotul Jannah

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