Mr. Mongkolnimit Auacherdkul, Director and Manager of Public and Government Affairs, congratulated Ms. Areeruk Supapat, Father Ray Foundation, one of the three social workers selected to participate in the 64th Global Women in Management Program, a one-month intensive management course for female social workers globally. The other two participants were Ms. Pornthip Kanchiang, Human Development Foundation, Mercy Center and Ms. Phiangchai Noirueang, Population and Community Development Association.
“We recognize the importance of the development of women including opportunities for professional advancement as they play a crucial role in moving society forward, both in their careers and the community. That is why, Exxon Mobil Corporation, has invested in this program as part of a Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative to support female social workers globally. The selected participants have profound experiences in community development. We hope that they will apply the knowledge gained from the program to future work in their organizations while also broadening their perspectives and global network,” Mr. Mongkolnimit said.
The course included topics on self-confidence, leadership, the importance of a positive attitude, cultural differences, business model design, and project management. Participants also had the opportunity to share experiences and gain perspectives from social workers in different countries.
Exxon Mobil Corporation sponsored the program which was conducted by The Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA). CEDPA is part of PLAN International USA, an international organization that aims to develop women and girls worldwide. Esso (Thailand) as an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation has joined in supporting Thai social workers attending the program.