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September 12, 2017 (and November 9, 2017)
Gender By Us™ Facilitator Workshop: How to host a conversation
Sponsor: The Women's Fund of Central Ohio
Tuesday, 5:30 - 7 pm (and Thursday, 5:30 - 7 pm)
Location: Women's Fund of Central Ohio, 2323 W. Fifth Ave. Suite 230, Columbus, OH 43204
Fee: $35 (Register online)

On night one, September 12, you will participate in Gender By Us™; learn how to facilitate a conversation and prepare to host your own in the next two months. You will leave with a clear understanding of implicit bias, a toolkit, and the confidence to distrup rigid gender norms to create change.

On night two, November 9, you will connect with other facilitators to reflect on the conversations you found to be successful through hosting your own Gender By Us™ discussions and how others used the toolkit to stimulate powerful dialogue.

Facilitated by: Sarah Pariser, Director of Grants & Programs at The Women's Fund of Central Ohio.

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October 1, 2017
Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life
Sponsor: The Women's Fund of Central Ohio
Sunday, 12 - 4 pm
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
Fee: Free (Register online)

Join The Women's Fund of Central Ohio at the Wexner Center for the Arts for Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life, a comprehensive survey spanning four decades, and featuring more than 100 works by the artist. This exhibition concludes a year in which every artist featured in the Wexner Center galleries was a woman.

Engage in the conversation about the effects and implications of gender norms through the lens of the exhibition and the influence of mass media on the representation of women.

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October 12, 2017
Advocacy in Action: Voters Forum
Sponsor: The Women's Fund of Central Ohio
Thursday, 5:30 - 7 pm
Location: Women's Fund of Central Ohio, 2323 W. Fifth Ave. Suite 230, Columbus, OH 43204
Fee: Free (Suggested donation: $10. Register online)

Do you wish you had a foundation of knowledge and desire to apply it to the upcoming election to make decisions that reflect your passion and values? League of Women Voters of Ohio and The Women's Fund of Central Ohio explore the current issues on the ballot, what you can do to advocate for women and girls in your community, and how to encourage and promote voter registration within your networks.

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October 19, 2017
emPower lunch series: A Woman's Place is in the House... and the Senate, and the City Council!
Sponsor: YWCA Columbus
Thursday, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Location: Ballroom at the Center for Women, 65 S. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43215
Fee: Individual ticket: $30.00. Table for ten: $300.00. Table for ten Season Pass (3 luncheons): $900.00. (Register online)

NEW series from ywca columbus: The emPower lunches dish up thought-provoking discussions of current issues facing women of all backgrounds. Guest speakers share their passion for interrupting discrimination in all of its forms, leaving you with food for thought and inspiration to become an ally in creating social change.

Featured speaker: Jaiza Page, Councilwoman, City of Columbus

Research shows that women make government more transparent, inclusive, and accessible. Women bring different priorities and experiences to public life, including perspectives that have been largely absent in public policymaking. So why aren't more women running for office? Join Councilwoman Jaiza Page as she shares her personal journey running and holding an office as an elected official in our city, as well as insight into why and how we can encourage more women to step into public life!

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November 2-3, 2017
19th Annual ACE Women's Network Ohio Conference
Sponsor: ACE Women's Network Ohio
Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (networking reception)
Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Cintas Center, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fee: $50 - $125, Registration required

Conference sessions are intended to create opportunities for deep discussion and skill-building related to the professional development of women and to inform attendees on current higher education issues and trends. 

The ACE Women’s Network - Ohio is a network of women administrators, faculty, and staff from colleges and universities across the state that is dedicated to the professional advancement of women. Through conferences, workshops, and other resources, the network is committed to improving the status of women on our campuses and throughout higher education.

Each year the conference includes a panel of women college/university presidents. This year's panel includes:

    • Dr. Donna Imhoff, Cuyahoga Community College
    • Dr. Para Jones, Stark State College
    • Dr. Richanne Mankey, Defiance College
    • Dr. Monica Posey, Cincinnati State (Moderator)
    • Dr. Susan Schneider Hasseler, Muskingum University

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November 16, 2017
emPower lunch series: Leaving on a Jet Plane
Sponsor: YWCA Columbus
Thursday, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Location: Ballroom at the Center for Women, 65 S. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43215
Fee: Individual ticket: $30.00. Table for ten: $300.00. Table for ten Season Pass (3 luncheons): $900.00. (Register online)

NEW series from ywca columbus: The emPower lunches dish up thought-provoking discussions of current issues facing women of all backgrounds. Guest speakers share their passion for interrupting discrimination in all of its forms, leaving you with food for thought and inspiration to become an ally in creating social change.

Featured speaker: Elaine Roberts, President and CEO, Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Her bags are packed and she's ready to go, but retiring President and CEO of the Columbus regional Airport Authority, Elaine Roberts has left the community stronger than when she moved here. A life-long proponent of LGTB issues and women's leadership, Elaine will discuss the impact her pioneering role in aviation has had for women and other minority communities. Join us as we celebrate an outstanding career and community leader.

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