Joan Rosenhauer is the executive director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. In this role, Joan leads the organization's efforts in the U.S. to fulfill its mission — to accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees and displaced people in over 50 countries around the world. Joan has spent most of her career advocating for social justice, including with Catholic Relief Service and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and mobilizing the U.S. Catholic community to do the same.

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International Women's Day isn't just about serving women — it's about women serving

Perspective: As we recognize International Women's Day, it is more important than ever that we recognize the essential contributions we make, in society as a whole, and especially for the church's mission around the world.