International Women’s Day to be observed in Vero Beach

March 7, 2013 by  

The East Florida Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women is holding an International Women’s Day event in Vero Beach tomorrow.

The title of this year’s proceedings is ‘Gaining Momentum’ and it will feature several speakers who will discuss the special challenges that many women face. Those slated to appear include Catherine A. Lambert of Merrill Lynch, who will discuss ‘Women’s challenges in finance’. Author Jeanne Salander Miller has also been penciled in and will talk about how women can share their stories, while Dr. Josephine Boeku-Betts from Florida Atlantic University is set to discuss African women in politics. In addition, breakfast will be served.

This will be an excellent networking opportunity for Vero Beach businesswomen. No doubt many attending will be arranging for business card printing in advance so they do not run out of cards to exchange. They will also want to make sure that their contact information is current so they can keep in touch with those they meet.

Communities around the world have observed International Women’s Day on March 8 for over 100 years. The day is usually filled with such events as demonstrations, conferences, workshops, and government-sponsored events. The local East Florida chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women supports numerous programs throughout the world with the goal of empowering women and ensuring gender equality.

Gaining Momentum will take place at the Sea Oaks Beach Club tomorrow, March 8, from 7:30 am – 9:30 am. Tickets are $10 and those needing more information about the event can call Lalita Janko at 712-231-3001.

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