Women’s forum targets empowerment

A forum connecting a network of professional women is expected to provide inspiration and empowerment for participants from the diverse communities in the Region of Peel and beyond.

Organized by the United Achievers’ Community Services (UACS Inc.), the Professional Women’s Forum, third-annual renewal, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Rose Theatre, Brampton.

The forum, with the theme Inspiring Lives, Empowering Communities is a benefit fundraiser in aid of UACS Fresh Start for Women Program Outreach.

This program is committed to advocacy and support for women who experience violence and abuse. Proceeds from the Professional Women’s Forum provide resources and support to enhance educational outreach to strengthen service offerings for women throughout Peel.

The event commemorates and celebrates women of excellence in the region and beyond by recognizing their contribution to public service, professional practice and philanthropic endeavours. The Professional Women’s Forum is designed to engage, provoke, inspire and connect leading minds through an interactive presentation by distinguished and featured speakers.

Featured speakers are MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Scarborough-Rouge River; MPP Mitzie Hunter, Ontario Associate Minister of Finance and Ohenewa Akuffo, Olympian and World medallist.