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Friday
11
MAY

Women SEEN: Making an Impact

09:00
23:30
Michigan Women's Foundation
Event organized by Michigan Women's Foundation

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Join Neighborhood SEEN and the Michigan Women's Foundation for networking, breakfast and an empowering panel discussion of powerful women succeeding in male-dominated industries and helping other women thrive along the way.

The keynote address will be given by Denise Ilitch, followed by a panel discussion moderated by SEEN editor Stephanie Steinberg. Women on the panel include Carolyn Cassin, Katy Cockrel, Nia Lauryn, Anqunette Jamison Sarfoh, Melissa Price, Alyonka Larionov and Anya Babbitt. Read more about the panelists: https://neighborhoodseen.com/women-seen-2018-speakers/

Tickets are $50. For more information, visit https://neighborhoodseen.com/event/women-seen/

Attendees will have a chance to purchase items from women-owned businesses that giveback to other women and charities. Featured vendors include:

—Ella Designs Jewelry: Owner Liz Guz is helping to find a cure for bipolar disorder. ELLA Designs donate 50 percent of profits from their custom-designed jewelry to the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program at the University of Michigan Depression Center.

—Better Life Bags: Founder Rebecca Smith started the custom handbag company in Hamtramck. The company employees women from Hamtramck and Detroit who have difficulty obtaining work due to language or other barriers.

—Wrapped in Love: Founder Karen MacDonald started Wrapped in Love to make clothing, blankets and head wraps for women battling cancer. A percentage of sales supports cancer research organizations.

—Buy The Change: Buy the Change was founded five years ago to make an economic difference for women living in poverty where opportunity is scarce. Many products are made from recycled and upcycled materials. Every time a customer buys a blanket, bag or piece of jewelry from the website, the proceeds support talented, hardworking women around the globe.​ ​

Attendees are encouraged to bring personal care items to donate such as tampons, soap, shampoo, deodorant, tooth brushes. All items will be delivered by Attack Hunger to women's shelters in Metro Detroit. Read more about Attack Hunger: https://neighborhoodseen.com/mike-ash-starts-local-company-to-attack-hunger/

#WomenSEEN is sponsored by dPOP, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, Catalyst Media Factory and Great Lakes Equipment Rentals. Contact agill@neighborhoodseen.com for sponsorship opportunities.