Economics professor to keynote UN Women luncheon

Tracy Collins
Tracy Collins

New College Assistant Professor of Economics Tracy Collins will be the keynote speaker at the fall lunch of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the United States National Committee for UN Women Saturday, Oct. 27, at Michael’s on East in Sarasota.

UN Women is the United Nations’ entity responsible for educating about gender issues worldwide, advocating on behalf of gender equity and to raise funds to support the programs of UN Women. Dr. Collins will address the importance of financial strength and economic opportunity for women.

The luncheon will honor Manatee County resident Dr. Mona Jain, a physician and medical consultant who has served as both a teacher and administrator for American, British and Indian educational systems since 1961. She served on the Florida Governor’s Commission on Education, the executive board of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women and was president of the American Association of University Women. She is a Fulbright scholar and winner of USF’s Distinguished Alumna Award and USFSM’s Distinguished Professional Achievement Award.

The Fall Lunch begins at 11 a.m. at Michael’s on East, 1212 S East Avenue. Tickets are $50 each; or $350 for a table of eight. Get tickets at the UN Women website.  For more information, email gulfcoast@unwomen-usnc.org. All proceeds support the work of UN Women.


Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre bay front campus is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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