Thursday, October 23, 2014

Graduate Studies Lecture Series
The Missing Link in Achieving the Gender Equality We Want and Need

Speaker: Regina Amadi-Njoku
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Wynne Courtroom and Atrium,Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Perfecto `Boyet´ Caparas at

“Women’s rights should be strongly attached to the notion of human rights and the progress of men and women are inextricably bound to each other” Michele Bachelet   (President of Chile/ former Executive Director of UN Women)

Expectations about attributes and behaviors appropriate to women or men and about the relations between women and men, – in other words, gender – are shaped by culture.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

  • Lecture: 4:30-6:00pm - Courtroom
  • Reception: 6:00-7:00pm - Atrium

About the Speaker

Regina Amadi-Njoku is an experienced gender, labor and development specialist. She is the founder and CEO of Other Half Women Empowerment Initiative (OH), a Leadership and Management NGO that addresses gender equality and empowerment, with a special focus on the impact of culture on women’s rights and participation in all spheres of development. OH supports public and private sector institutions to address human resource, diversity and employment challenges by helping them to adopt more inclusive and gender responsive policies; and to promote sustainable women leadership. OH offers intergenerational training, mentoring and coaching services to working women, work/life balance strategies; and retirement planning and management. 

Prior to her current role, Ms. Regina Amadi-Njoku held several posts at senior decision-making levels in national and international institutions in Africa, Europe and the United States. She served as the UN Assistant Secretary General (ASG) of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and as the ILO Regional Director for Africa (2000-2008). Before joining the ILO she worked as Regional Program Director of Anglophone West Africa for UNIFEM (now known as UN Women) from 1998-2000.. Ms. Amadi-Njoku held the position of Vice-President for Africa at the Mayatech Corporation in Maryland, USA (1991-93). .She also served as Project Coordinator at the Economic Development Institute (EDI) of the World Bank (1988-1991). She held the post of the Director of Social development and Cultural Statistics in the Federal Ministry of Social Development, Youth and Sports of Nigeria (1977-1987). She lectured at the University of Maryland and Howard University in Washington D.C. in linguistics and African studies (1969-1973).

She serves on several boards, including Coca-Cola Africa Advisory Board (1992-96) She has received several awards. Ms. Amadi-Njoku is fully bilingual in English and French. She holds a License degree in French, Linguistics and Sociology from Lovanium University, Kinshasa (DRC). She has a certificate in Management from Administrative College of Nigeria (ASCON), Badagry, Nigeria.


  • IU McKinney School of Law Graduate Studies and International Affairs


  • IUPUI Office of International Affairs
  • IU Alumni for Human Rights
  • Others


Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets (Address is 525 Blackford Street).

Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.

Special Accommodations:

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should call (317) 274-8036 no later than one week prior to the event. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.

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