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Fall 2023 Global Social

Global Social: Hidden No More

Featuring International Women Leaders in STEM
Date/Time: Monday, October 30, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Crabtree, 3920 Arrow Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612

Join us on October 30th for our Global Social! Connect with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds, enjoy refreshments, performances, and more. This event will shine a spotlight on ‘Hidden No More,’ an extraordinary delegation of eight women in STEM from various corners of the world. This group, recognized as one of the Department of State’s flagship International Visitor Leadership Program projects, will engage in an enlightening panel discussion during the event. To learn more about this project, click here.

Global Socials are quarterly events in the evening that bring together International Focus’s community. Attendees are from diverse cultural backgrounds and the setting offers a positive engagement across communities. Typically, these events draw working professionals, local officials, business owners, students from area universities/high schools, and retired international affairs experts. When international leaders are in town, they usually take part as speakers. A multicultural artistic performance is also part of the event!

On the Agenda:


Appetizers and Refreshments

Hidden No More Panel

Performer: NC POLKI

Performer: Taal Harmony Dance School


About the Visiting Delegation of International Leaders:

Program: International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Theme: Hidden No More: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM

Country of each International Leader traveling to North Carolina: Cyprus, Latvia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Poland, Slovenia, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam

Number of Participants in North Carolina: Eight (8)

Hidden No More will bring to the U.S 50 women in STEM from around the world to advocate for gender equality and build a global network supporting women and girls in STEM. Inspired by the film Hidden Figures, the Hidden No More exchange program is part of the International Visitor Leadership Program through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Inspired by screenings of the award-winning film Hidden Figures at more than 120 U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide in 2017, this annual exchange program highlights and develops the important contributions of women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). For three weeks, the participants will travel across the United States to meet with their U.S. counterparts to discuss STEM-related topics and policies, sharing of best practices for fostering “hidden talent,” and examining ways to inspire the next generation of women in STEM.

Become a Sponsor:

To make this event exceptional for both the visiting delegation and our community, aiming to create one of the year’s highlights, we invite sponsors to join us! If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please select your sponsorship level during the ticket checkout process. To learn more about sponsorship, email contact@internationalfocus.org.

Bronze Level $1,000: Logo on the event web page, logo on all publicity for the event, 5 complimentary tickets.

Silver Level $1,500: Logo on the event web page, logo on all publicity for the event, acknowledgment of sponsorship at the event, 7 complimentary tickets. 

Gold Level $2,000: Logo on the event web page, logo on all publicity for the event, acknowledgment of sponsorship at the event, 10 complimentary tickets, and an opportunity to speak at the event.   



10% of ticketing proceeds will be donated to support a community’s cultural group, the rest of the proceeds will go towards programs.

  • Member: $20
  • Non-Member: $35 
  • Students: $10

Thank You to our Event Partners!

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