This year marks the 100th anniversary of women achieving the right to vote. With an historic number of women elected to the U.S. Congress last November, women are demonstrating leadership is all sectors of society, including those traditionally dominated by men. In Calvert County, the contributions and achievements of local women are recognized and celebrated at the Annual Women of the World (WOW) luncheon.
The Calvert County Commission for Women and the League of Women Voters of Calvert County invite everyone to attend the 17th Annual Women of the World (WOW) celebration. The theme, ”Be the Influence” reflects the groups’ focus on a forward-thinking approach that empowers women and girls to continue to make strides in the areas such as economics, health, education and legislation. Continued progress in these areas will improve the lives of local women and girls and their families.
“No year is better to recognize and celebrate the impact and leadership of women than this 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. Today women are at the forefront of every issue affecting our nation,” said Commission for Women Chair Joan Winship. “We seek to recognize women’s contributions and to inspire the next generation of female leaders to build on the achievements of their predecessors.” As noted by Grace Mary Brady, League of Women Voters co-chair of WOW, “Calvert County has always been the home of committed and dedicated women who have made a difference in our County’s welfare. The WOW luncheon is a chance to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.”
The keynote speaker this year is Susan G. Esserman, international lawyer and former Ambassador, Deputy Director, US Trade Representative. She is also the Founder and Director of the University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors. In 2018 she was awarded the Justice for Girls award by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the iconic civil rights organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King. She brings unique experience and insight on trafficking, leadership and empowerment.
Participating organizations who are honoring key women include not only the Commission for Women and the League of Women Voters, but also the Community Mediation Center, Calvert Collaborative for Children & Youth, Concerned Black Women, Calvert Historical Society and others.
The public is invited to join in this celebration on Saturday, March 16th to honor the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding Calvert County women and girls. The event will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach, MD. All are welcome.
This WOW event will begin with registration and networking at 11:00 a.m., and the luncheon and awards program will follow beginning at noon. The cost, which includes a scrumptious luncheon buffet, is $32 for adults. There is a special $20 rate for anyone aged 20 or younger.
Reserve your seat today by sending your name, the names of your guests, your email address, and a check payable to the League of Women Voters, PO Box 1510, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Or easiest is to go online to register and pay at https://www.lwvcalvert.org/wow-event. Deadline for registration is March 1st. The Commission and League look forward to seeing you on March 16th. For further information, contact: Joan D. Winship Chair, Calvert County Commission for Women Co-Chair, 2019 Women of the World Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Tel: 202-494-2280 or 410-535-0437 Grace Mary Brady League of Women Voters – Calvert Co-Chair, 2019 Women of the World Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 410-257-7777