/ 8 March 2021

TO MARK Women’s Month, the Silliman University will feature its women leaders whose initiatives contributed to the school’s response to the Covid19 pandemic.

“Following the United Nations theme for the 2021 International Women’s Day, ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid19 world’, the leaders were selected based on the impact of their initiative or role in helping the SU community cope with the pandemic,” the university said.

SU President Dr. Betty Cernol McCann said that focus will be on women “who have played a significant role” in how the university persevered during the pandemic.

“With their empathetic and innovative leadership, they helped enable the university to respond to the community’s needs,” McCann said.

She stressed that women have rendered numerous tasks towards “a desired transformative change in the university.”

“In this period of the Covid19 pandemic, women exercise vigilance and take necessary actions to overcome obstacles, as they do at home and at the workplace. As resilient individuals, women tend to take the path away from complacency and to find strategic ways to deal with difficulties. By their example, all others are encouraged to do the same,” McCann said.

She declared that SU will promote the role of women “as drivers of health awareness and training activities, key actors in business incubation and sound environmental practices, and generators of knowledge in aid of planning and action.”

The university will post on its website the names of women who will be recognized, be their administrators, faculty, staff, or students, throughout the whole month of March.