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National Archives to Host Women’s Equality Week Program -Powerful Solutions: When Women Lead- Panel Discussion

Press Release: August 9, 2016

National Archives to Host Women’s Equality Week Program Powerful Solutions: When Women Lead Panel Discussion

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City (MO)…On Tuesday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives at Kansas City will present, in partnership with the American Association of University Women – Kansas City Branch, a panel discussion program titled Powerful Solutions: When Women Lead. A free light reception will precede the program at 6:00 p.m.

This past month, the United States witnessed the first ever presidential nomination of a woman by a major U.S. political party. More than ever in American history women are running for elected office at local and state government levels. A greater number of women are serving in leadership positions across nonprofits and in the corporate sector. This program will examine the historical beginnings of women in leadership and will discuss why having women in leadership positions can be a game changer for a variety of reasons. In addition, panelists will discuss the challenges and successes of what can happen when women take on positions within an organization that may have historically been held by men; along with the types of “messages” young girls and women receive from a variety of sources and how this informs/influences their decisions in life.

Panelists include: Ashley Beard-Fosnow, candidate for State Representative for Missouri’s 55th District; Rochelle Golliday, graphic design artist; Begonya Klumb, UMB Healthcare Services; Jolene Morel, student, and parent advocate for Head Start; Neelima Parasker, founder of SnapIT Solutions. The program will be moderated by Dr. Lee Smithson Burd. This event is a part of Women's Equality Week and is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women - Kansas City Branch.

Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing kansascity.educate@nara.gov. Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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