If you don’t see any women walking around Greensboro on Thursday, Sept. 12, there’s nothing to worry about – it’s just that a whole lot of them are taking part in a wide-ranging discussion at a big event at Greensboro College.
On Thursday, area women will gather at the college for the Greensboro stop of the “Women2Women National Conversations Tour,” where the intention is for the participants to engage in an “open and candid conversation” about current issues, problems facing society and the things that the federal government can do better to address those problems.
In corporate settings and in Washington DC, women’s voices may not be heard as much as men’s, but this meeting is being billed as an “inclusive environment” where all women can speak openly and be heard.
The interactive panel discussion features Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels; Emily M. Dickens, the corporate secretary and chief of staff for the Society of Human Resource Management; Robin S. Hager, the president and chief operating officer of the Triad Business Bank, and Michelle Gethers Clark, the president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro.
The discussion is being moderated by Sarah Chamberlain, who’s the founder of the Women2Women National Conversations Tour.
The $20 tickets to the event also include a reception with wine.
The event is meant in part to help celebrate the100-year anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
After Thursday night, the tour will move on to hold similar conversations in other cities across the country. Later this month, the tour will be in Kansas City and then will move on to Little Rock, New Orleans and New York City.