Ambassador Norland and Mary Hartnett Host a Multi-Media Discussion on the Topic of Professional Spouses (March 13)


In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Ambassador Richard Norland and his spouse Mary Hartnett hosted a dynamic, multi-media discussion with Georgian youth and university students on the topic of professional spouses at the Tbilisi American Corner on March13. The inspirational event featured Skype connection with the critically acclaimed Irina and Paata Tsikurishvili, the successful co-founders of the Washington-based Synetic Theacsynetic2ater, and a panel discussion with David Lezhava, owner of Precision Auto Service, and his wife Meri Gubeladze, a restaurant owner and host of a televised food show. Each couple spoke about the importance of supporting one another’s professional dreams while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.