I’VE BEEN RESEARCHING AND THINKING ABOUT WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT. I FOUND PAPERS PUBLISHED ABOUT EMPOWERING WOMEN GLOBALLY AND NATIONALLY. LOCALLY, I HAVE SEEN MARCHES, MEETINGS AND THE LOCAL #USTOO MULTIMEDIA ARTS EVENT. ROCHESTERWOMEN HOSTED OUR OWN WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT (WE) EVENT FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS AT THE END OF JULY. WE WILL BE CO-SPONSORING WOMEN IN BUSINESS EVENTS (PAGE 26).
In this issue of RochesterWomen magazine, read about Marissa Larson (page 11), a beautiful young woman who overcame depression, chemical dependency and the challenges of being deaf. Through treatment and her own resiliency, she is recovering and now advocates for the deaf. She says, “We can do everything but hear.”
Next, read about two local female doctors who created the GRIT for Women in Medicine: Growth, Resilience, Inspiration and Tenacity conference to be held September 20-22 in Truckee, California (page 13). The conference will “empower women and men in medicine with the skills and resources to remove barriers and bias of women in leadership positions specific to the challenges in health care.”
The weekend of September 22-23, we have the opportunity to attend, meet and interact with women from across the nation at the 37th annual Women & Spirituality Conference held in Rochester for the second year. Hear from a few women who have participated in the conference (page 15).
The More Women on the Move article is about women in leadership written by Sarah Oslund (page 17). I’m impressed by the number of women who are running for school board, city council and mayor in addition to county, state and national offices.
Then, meet three women in higher education leadership in Rochester (page 19). They inspire and empower women to get more education to better their own lives and improve our world.
The Rochester Area Builders Fall Showcase of Homes and Remodelers Tour, the weekends of September 22-23 and 29-30, are free and fun community events. Tour homes to get ideas for (re)creating your own safe, sacred space at home.
With the booming real estate market, we offer you the opportunity to explore careers for women in real estate (page 41). Hear from a real estate agent, a title specialist and a mortgage lender about their careers.
We also feature Italian food, wine and travel articles (pages 25, 27 and 28) in this issue. They will make you fall in love with Italy, or maybe your own life right here in Rochester.