WEE Power Hour Luncheon: International Women's Day

Category: Lectures & Discussions

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Thursday, March 8, 2018


11:30 am - 1:00 pm


The Oliver House, Toledo, Ohio
27 Broadway Street
Toledo, OH 43604

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women of Toledo (WOT) and the Toledo Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be presenting a Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) Power Hour Luncheon. Our Power Hour luncheon will be featuring panel dialogue on #PressforProgress surrounding discussion on how can we strengthen Women Economic Empowerment and gender equality in Greater Toledo?

Rashmi Agnihotri, VP of Corporate Strategy & Development, The Andersons
Sena Mourad Friedman, Director of Development, The Fair Housing Center 
Tolani K Afolabi, VP President of Donor Relations, Notre Dame Academy 
Nida Ammar, Communication Lead & Owner, CCTRONIC 
Moderator, Sara Best with IN2GREAT

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a Call to Action for accelerating gender parity. The International Women's Day 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress. Individually, we're one drop but together, we're an ocean. Commit to a "gender parity mindset" via progressive action. Let's all collaborate to accelerate gender parity so our collective action powers equality worldwide. More info here.

Hashtag: #IWD2018 #PressforProgress

With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women's equality fueled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more - there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity. While we know that gender parity won't happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day. Plus, there's indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support so we can't be complacent. Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. We need a strong call to #PressforProgress and a strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

In addition, you will learn the latest news about the Greater Toledo Area’s UN Women Global Champion and partners’ local initiatives project – HerHub, an online one-stop shop connection to local women’s development opportunities. Our team believes HerHub can provide VISIBILITY, which is the most powerful tool for educating and empowering the community about all the amazing options that exist in the Greater Toledo area.

The day belongs to all groups, collectively, everywhere. So together, let's all be tenacious in accelerating Women Economic Empowerment and gender parity. Collectively, let's all Press for Progress.

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