UAW-Ford debuts its “Celebrating and Empowering Women” event March 18

UAW-Ford debuts its “Celebrating and Empowering Women” event March 18
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Learning how to start a business, how to manage their money like a boss and nurture health relationships are among the many activities that highlight the “Celebrating and Empowering Women’s Event,” organized by UAW-Ford and its partners.

In honor of Women’s History Month, UAW-Ford is hosting the day-long program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the UAW-Ford’s National Programs Center at 414 W. Jefferson in Detroit.

Gail-Perry Mason

Addressing the concerns of the modern woman, guest speakers will include:

· Gail Perry-Mason, Oppenheimer Vice-President speaking to money management
· Irma Golden, Golden Realty Founder sharing home buying/selling resources
· Sharon Windfrey, Beacon Health Counselor emphasizing obtaining healthy relationships

“Women are the heartbeat of our communities; providing ground-breaking contributions to the workforce, raising the children of our future and busting through glass-ceilings,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW-Ford Vice President.

“However, now more than ever, women need the support of the communities in which they’ve served so devotedly to stand in solidarity with them to help them to break new ground,” Settles said. “UAW-Ford is proud to stand in solidarity and help to empower women.”

Irma Golden

In this resource fair, participants can discover local women-owned small businesses, a health and wellness seminar, sexual assault and domestic violence seminars, self-defense, yoga and other activities. There also will be a variety of complimentary services, such as chair massage, ear acupuncture, blood pressure screening and more.

Additionally, participants will receive door prizes for the first 300 attendees as well as complimentary breakfast and lunch, mini makeovers, face painting, a wine-glass painting workshop and opportunities to capture it all at the complimentary photo-booth station.

Established in 1941, UAW-Ford has a rich history of fighting for its members and the communities in which they live, work and play. With its focus on workers’ rights, youth development, community giving, offering skilled trades and/or educational training, UAW-Ford says it is committed to providing opportunities that secure both economic and social stability for the American workers and their families.

Sharon Windfrey

Photos courtesy of UAW-Ford

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