About Us

Gulf Coast Chapter, USNC-UN Women

USNC is the United States National Committee for UN Women. USNC is one of 14 National Committees that support UN Women in its mission towards gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Gulf Coast Chapter membership consists of almost 200 members who are educated, well-traveled, local influencers engaged in the greater Sarasota-Manatee area cultural and social scene. All proceeds from Gulf Coast Chapter fundraisers go directly to support the activities of UN Women to promote social, political, and economic equality for women and girls spanning more than 100 countries around the globe. Recently, the USNC recognized the Gulf Coast Chapter in Sarasota for our efforts at raising the greatest total funds of any US chapter. The Gulf Coast Chapter:

  • Raises funds to support the initiatives of UN Women
  • Educates the community about global women's issues and UN Women 
  • Advocates for U.S. policymakers to support UN Women and the implementation of international women's rights treaties

 Your support will help GCC and UN Women make cities more livable, encourage women entrepreneurs to achieve economic freedom, build political leadership skills, and end violence against women and girls. The United States National Committee (USNC) does a wonderful job detailing UN Women projects: www.unwomen.usnc.orgThe Gulf Coast Chapter, founded in 1993, is one of the largest U.S. National Committee Chapters. Through the volunteer work of our dedicated members, the Gulf Coast Chapter raises community awareness and funds for UN Women.

Board of Directors

E. Scott Osborne, President
Mary Dailey, Secretary
Susann Chalhub, Treasurer
Cathy Berna, Membership
Chris Serio Martin, Communications
Debby Jennings, Programs
Eilene Oldwine, Programs