Women have played a pivotal role in building the country we know today. In so doing, they have been instrumental in breaking down barriers in education, employment, religion, social justice, military and areas that impact the well-being of families.
On March 12, the Calvert County Commission for Women and the League of Women Voters will host the 14th Annual Women of the World celebration, 11:30 am to 2:00 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, 115 J.W. Williams Road in Prince Frederick, Maryland.
This year’s theme, “Building Bridges to the Future”, reflects the Commission’s forward thinking approach to implement programs focused on “kitchen table” economics, health, education and legislative issues faced by local women and girls. “Women have been at the forefront of every issue affecting the economic, health and well-being of families across the United States,” said Commission Chair Margaret Dunkle. “Our primary goal is to inspire the next generation of female leaders who will build on the achievements of their predecessors.”
In that regard, the luncheon honors local women and girls who exemplify the character, work ethics and commitment to advance causes that benefit women, girls, families and the community. Honorees will receive outstanding achievement and recognition awards in the categories of Service, Business Leadership, Advocacy and Woman of Tomorrow.
During National Women’s History Month, it is fitting that we pay tribute to honorees who improved the lives of women. Some did so in the everyday work they do to protect women and children from domestic violence, advance pay inequity or improve access to health care, while others advocate for causes that benefit women and families. In addition, a local high school student will be recognized with the Woman of Tomorrow award.
Residents, government officials and business leaders are invited to participate in the networking session from 11:30 am to Noon. The program, which begins at Noon, will include recognition of guests and honorees, featured presentation, and remarks by Maryland Delegate The Honorable Elizabeth “Susie” Proctor. Reserve your seat by contacting Inez Claggett at (240) 299-3307 or Chris Banks at (240) 416-7255.
Founded in 2002, the Women of the World luncheon is an annual event whose success is due to the collaboration of the Commission for Women, League of Women Voters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, Calvert County Chamber of Commerce, Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth, Inc., Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation, Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Community Mediation Center of Calvert County, Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, Girl Scout and Council of the Nation’s Capital.