Women's Empowerment Series - 2016-2017

This series is over.

However, you can view all of the videos from the series, including Becca Stevens, Three Success Stories, Non-Profit Panel Discussion, WAM Theatre, Women's Fund and the Soap Lady click here.

December 1, 2016 - Becca Stevens: Thistle Farms. Love Heals

January 5, 2017  - A Path Appears -  We watched the portion of this documentary film that addresses lasting change through economic opportunity and heard two local women share their inspiring stories. Participated in a discussion moderated by Sarah Owen, President and CEO of  Southwest  Florida Community Foundation with representatives from local non-profits focusing on economic opportunities in Lee County.

February 2, 2017 - Half The Skes - We viewed one segment of this ground-breaking documentary that addresses opportunities for women, this time in other regions of the world. This was followed by presentations by Charlotte Newell of the Women's Fund about Kiva Loans and Patricia Swinney, the soap lady, about how a grant chnaged the course of her business. Finally we closed with a very unique artistic presentation, “Where Arts and Activism Meet,” about WAM Theatre, inspired by Half the Sky. Presented by WAM’s founder, Kristen van Ginhoven.