NYLESA - Supporting UN Spouses in NYC.

NYLESA was created by UN spouses for UN spouses under the UN Dual Career & Staff Mobility Programme. We support spouses and partners of international UN staff members as they settle in and find career opportunities during their time in New York. 

Join NYLESA today!

• Make new friends and become involved with the UN community
• Get career support through workshops, seminars and networking opportunities
• Practice your language skills at our language tables
• Discover NYC and gain useful tips for settling in a new city
• Help make NYLESA a stronger voice as it advocates for spouses interests within the UN


Career Support Group Coordinator- Candidate Bio

Hong Xiao

I am from China and have been living in New York city for seven years.
Professionally my expertise lies in strategic and cross-cultural
communications. As an independent consultant, I’ve been advising
clients in both private and public sectors on various strategic
communications matters. In my previous professional lives, I served
McKinsey & Company as a client communications specialist as well as
worked at a national news agency as an English editor and journalist. I
was educated in both China and the UK, and have received a master’s

degree in each country. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing,
cooking, and traveling with my husband and our son.

If being elected, I look forward to working with other Steering
Committee members to further enhance NYLESA’s influence locally
and globally within a broader UN spouse network with a special focus
on better facilitating talented and qualified UN spouses to find
employment locally and within the UN system.

Position – Career Support Group Coordinator


New York Local Expatriate Spouse Association

is looking for the position of

Career Support Group Coordinator

who can lead the Career Support Team.

Career Support Group is one of the most important teams in NYLESA. It furthers one of NYLESA's main objectives which is to enhance spouse/partner's employability and maintain their professional careers when moving to NY. The Career Support Group Coordinator, among other tasks, is in charge of organizing activities and events for the career growth of our members.

The Career Support Group Coordinator position offers professional growth and networking opportunities.

The position is open to everyone who is a regular member of NYLESA.

Become part of our awesome team! Write to us at reachus@nylesa.org if you are interested.

Please check here for further details and form :



Best regards,
Tuba and Paola

NYLESAChair and Co-Chair

Long term consultancies at UNDP

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