Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: September 5, 2007
Sen. Kathleen Wilcoxson
Afghan Business Women to Tour Capitol
A group of Afghan business women will tour the Oklahoma State Capitol
on Thursday, September 6. The group will be hosted by Sen. Kathleen
Wilcoxson, R-Oklahoma City. Wilcoxson said the tour would begin
at 12:45 at the tourism desk on the first floor of the Capitol.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that these women are visiting
Oklahoma,” Wilcoxson said. “We live in a country where
many people take democracy and the opportunity to pursue entrepreneurship
for granted—but these women know how precious such opportunities
are. I think they must be very courageous, and I’m looking
forward to visiting with them.”
The business owners are in the United States working on a high level
business training and mentoring program called “Peace Through
Business,” sponsored by the Women Impacting Public Policy
Institute, headed by Oklahoma business woman Terry Neese, in partnership
with the U.S. State Department, U.S. Afghan Women’s Council,
and Northwood University. The women are visiting Oklahoma for the
mentoring and cultural exchange component of the program.
Following the tour of the State Capitol, Wilcoxson and Lt. Gov.
Jari Askins will host the women at a discussion and reception at
the Presbyterian Health Foundation Center.
“I know there is much these women can learn from this experience,
but also, it is an opportunity to learn more about the challenges
they face in Afghanistan—and to talk about our shared desired
for a better opportunity and quality of life for future generations,”
For more information, contact:
Senator Wilcoxson's Office: (405) 521-5618