“Expatriates, Immigrants, and Refugees: Women’s Perspective”


Webinar abstract

Countries differ wildly in their friendliness to the migrants—and the US, with its very diverse 50 states is no exception: the newcomers feel more accepted on the East and West Coasts. We explore the adjustment-and-integration process and results through the immigrant women’s eyes—because it is always harder for women to become achievers in the new land. We explore “how they made it in America” coming from very different cultures—and what it took to reinvent oneself. Research (interviews, questionnaires, studies of public sources) was conducted on the strong womankind, those whose stunning success in the US put them in the first ranks of American achievers, to become the role models for the rest of us, not only immigrants but achievers at large. Criteria for immigrant success and “success scale” are provided – helping to clearly see/assess one’s current positioning and set the new goals. The speaker gives examples from her upcoming book




A successful immigrant from Ukraine, Dr. Fiona Citkin came to America as a Fulbright Scholar studying languages and cultures. She published two books on language/translation and cultural diversity. Her monthly Huffington Post column explores immigrant women’s success: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fiona-citkin-phd/. With experience as Director of Berlitz and a personal consulting portfolio, Fiona is an expert diversiculturalist.