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In commemoration of Women’s Equality Day, the Mecklenburg County Women’s Advisory Board (WAB)  invites the public to a panel discussion titled: “Women in the Workplace.”
Women in the workplaceThe free event is 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh Street. Organizers recommend registering for those who plan to attend the event.
Featured speakers include:
  • Dena R. Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager
  • Kirsten D. Sikkelee, Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Central Carolinas
  • Raquel Lynch, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Crisis Assistance Ministry
  • Claire Blocker, President, HeartBright Foundation
Former Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners Chairman Jennifer Roberts is the moderator for the panel.
The Women’s Advisory Board is encouraging participation from women across Mecklenburg County. Men are also invited to participate. Light appetizers will be provided prior to the panel presentation. To register online, click here.
On Aug. 26, 1920, after a 72-year struggle, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified, granting women the right to vote nationwide. Each year, the Mecklenburg County WAB is host to an event to inform and celebrate Women’s Equality Day.
The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners appoints members of the WAB. The purpose of the Board is to identify periodically the Status of Women in Mecklenburg County; to work toward the betterment of the status of women in education, employment, family, community, health, law, finance, and social services; and to provide community leadership opportunities by initiating and promoting programs designed to serve the needs of women. 

Media contact: Heather Blake at 828 - 461 - 4821