The Wisconsin Women of Color Network will host its Annual Leadership Seminar on June 10 with a focus on the “Power of Unity.”
The network has been hosting the seminar for the past 30 years addressing issues related to women of color.
“The issues that we talk about are issues of education, employment, housing, and equal access to health,” said Agnes Cammer, network public relations manager.
This year there will be a panel of women of color sharing their experiences regarding leading diverse populations and having roles in policy decision making.
“They will answer questions about how their role as leaders affects their family and their relationship with the community,” according to a press release.
There will also be a meet and greet with Fitchburg Mayor Jason Gonzalez, Middleton Mayor Gurdip Brar, Madison Magazine Editor Karen Michel, and Dane County Diversity Recruitment Specialist Carrie Braxton.
The network will also be electing new board members and acknowledge women of color 2017 graduates. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Villager Mall and lunch will be served at noon.
It is open to the public but reservations are required. Reservations costs $30 for adult non-members and $7.50 for children 8-12. Registration deadline is June 6.
“The goal is to network, to meet new people, to find new opportunities and to hear the issues,” said Cammer.