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Women’s Equality: Are We There Yet?

Special Women's History Month Event: Networking & Panel Discussion

Join us for a very special evening of connections and an inspiring panel discussion to observe the centennial of the 19th Amendment’s passage. This occasion offers a poignant opportunity to commemorate the historic milestone of the constitutional protection for women and their right to vote. Explore its relevance in the context of equality today including voting, finance, and other matters of equity, all while engaging with inspiring women in Southeastern CT.

Come for one portion, or, join us for the entire evening!


Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location:  Mystic Seaport Museum, North Entrance, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355

5:30 PM  Meet & Greet Reception in Thompson Lobby ($10 fee)

WBDC Leadership, Regional Advisory Board, Community Partners, and Local Business Owners         

6:30 PM  Panel Exploring Equality in Masin Room (Free)

CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) – Lynda Rizzo-Stowe, Esq., Regional Manager
League of Women Voters –  Irene Weiss, President and Voter Services
NAACP – Jean Jordan, President New London Branch
Community Foundation of Eastern CT – Maryam Elahi, President and CEO

Moderated by WBDC – Fran Pastore, Founder and CEO


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The Women’s Business Development Council educates, motivates and empowers women to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. From starting or growing a business to improving personal finances, the Women’s Business Development Council drives business success in a tangible and accessible way. Our clients exemplify what happens when ambition, education and preparation come together. Meet some of our clients here.

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