In March, Wilmington University international student Annum Nashra was a delegate at the United Nations for the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. According to the U.N., the session’s priority theme was innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Its review theme was “challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and empowering rural women and girls.”
Nashra is from Dhaka, Bangladesh, but moved to Delaware to pursue her bachelor’s in Business Analytics at WilmU, where she works as a Career Services assistant.
“Annum works earnestly to help our students navigate the available career resources in a friendly and compassionate way,” says Career Services Assistant Director Kim Plusch. “She certainly is a wonderful addition to our team.”
Nashra took several undergraduate-level courses at the Independent University in Bangladesh and holds an A-level business and economics certification from the Androit International School in Bangladesh. (A-levels are internationally recog-nized qualifications required for entry into university courses and professional training programs.) She speaks four languages: Bengali, English, Hindi and Urdu (an Indic language like Hindi but written in Persian script), and has worked as an assistant language teacher in Bangladesh. In addition, she is the World Academy for the Future of Women project leader, and, in her spare time, she’s a voiceover artist at The Tech Academy in Dhaka.
“Annum works earnestly to help our students navigate the available career resources in a friendly and compassionate way.” — Kim Plusch
“The world needs to move at a much faster pace to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable goals,” says Nashra. “We need to come up with urgent action plans, and we need collaboration and cooperation from institutions from around the world to do so.”
— Maria Hess