If you have not yet had the chance to attend one of the YWCA Circle of Women events, held annually, they are an absolutely wonderful way to open your eyes to some of the issues that are taking place around us that we may or may not be aware of. With the help of carefully selected keynote speakers, many subjects needing our attention are brought to light and dissected throughout the presentation.
Circle of Women is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to support YWCA programs and learn about their impact on the community and individual lives. Funds donated by guests at the event will support the YWCA and their life-changing programs in the community, empowering women and girls in profound ways.
The YWCA is thrilled to host this year’s keynote speaker, Rachel Lloyd. Rachel is the founder of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), the nation’s largest provider of services to young women to combat commercial sexual exploitation. Rachel authored Girls Like Us, co-produced the documentary Very Young Girls and was chosen as the “20 Women Changing the World” in 2014 by Marie Claire Magazine for her tireless advocating for trafficking survivors and the needed legislation to afford them protection.
This year’s 17th Annual Circle of Women luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Riverfront Banquet Center. If you would like further information, are interested in becoming a Table Captain or would like to attend the event please contact Peggy Cooper at email@example.com or (810) 238-7621 ext. 312.