International Women’s Day

This March we will join organizations and individuals around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. This year the International Women’s Day campaign theme is #BalanceForBetter, which challenges our global community to strive towards gender balanced boardrooms, governments, media coverage, employment practices, wealth, sports coverage and more.


2019 International Women’s Day Forum: #BalanceForBetter
Wednesday, March 6, 2019  |  5:30-7:30PM

We were reminded recently through Worcester Business Journal‘s March 2018 “Boardroom Gap” series that Worcester has a long way to go towards creating more gender-balanced businesses and boardrooms. Join us before International Women’s Day as we examine the gender gap in business, discuss ways we can address gender inequity in our community, and develop strategies for how we can create #BalanceForBetter.

With guest panelists:

Lisa Clauson
Director of Strategic Partnerships, New England Regional Council of Carpenters

Brad Kane
Editor, Worcester Business Journal

Yuisa Pérez -Chionchio
Director of Human Resources, Family Health Center of Worcester

Kate Sharry
Chair, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Monica Thomas-Bonnick
Vice President, Business Lending Officer, Webster Five

Stacey Luster (moderator)
Assistant Vice President, Worcester State University

Proudly presented in partnership with League of Women Voters of the Worcester Area and Massachusetts Women Of Color Coalition.

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