UNA Women Affinity Group

About UNA Women

Members of the UNA Women Affinity Group advocate for UN programs that advance women and girls’ rights and promote women empowerment on a global scale. Participation in UNA Women is open to any current UNA-USA member. If you’re already a member, email membership@unausa.org for instructions on how to join UNA Women.

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Lady Tee Thompson, UNA Women Chair

Lady Tee Thompson is the principal of the international organization AgroBiz.org and the founder of Cashew Queens, an emerging social enterprise. Using Thompson’s “She Power” , ideas and causes are moved from following to ‘followed’ and from obscurity to prominence. In addition to facilitating international economic development, Ms. Thompson facilitates U.S. and foreign investment. Her current roles are Co-Chair, of United Nations Association of the USA Women’s Affinity Group and Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee, and Gender Equality Expert.

Among her professional advocacy responsibilities are women’s self-sufficiency, equity and equality, African descendant diaspora inclusion, youth and women’s empowerment, agricultural and entrepreneurial skills transfer, and investment matchmaking for women & minority companies. Tee Thompson is a “Global Citizen” who shapes economic growth, strategies, collaboration, and implementation across sectors and continents to advance women’s empowerment, living wages, human rights defenders, and Sustainable Development Goals.

Thompson has also been recognized by President Obama during Women’s History Month for her contributions to “Doing Business in Africa.” For her work spanning over 30 years and 14 countries, she has received many prestigious national and international awards and accolades. Her current roles include Fulbright Specialist, Human Trafficking Activist, International Chairperson for the National Women in Agriculture Association, and Global Goals Ambassador for the 2020 to 2024 United Nations Association – USA. Lady Tee holds a Master’s in Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Administration from the prestigious University of Detroit Mercy. She lives in the metro Detroit area with her family.

Listen: UNA Women's UN75 Consultation

Recently, UN Dispatch host Mark Goldberg moderated a UN75 consultation organized by UNA Women to discuss gender equality. Highlights from the consultation, including an interview with UN Foundation’s Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy Michelle Milford Morse and a Q&A session with participants, are captured in the latest episode of UN Dispatch.


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