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Women's Financial Empowerment Summit: Bridging the Divide in Windsor-Essex
Fri, October 21, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Women’s Financial Empowerment: Bridging the Divide in Windsor-Essex
This community event will bring together experts, community organizations, government, businesses and women to discuss the barriers and challenges faced by women in Windsor - Essex. Our Needs Assessment Report will be released to the public, showcasing the contributions of financial institutions and women working together to address women’s financial needs. We will be unveiling a campaign to promote real life scenarios of women’s experiences moving towards financial wellbeing; a guest speaker with expertise in women’s financial capacity building; and stories shared by local women who have triumphed over financial pitfalls. We will also be hosting break-out sessions to engage individuals and stakeholders in the next steps to make a positive impact on the financial empowerment of women in Windsor - Essex.
Our keynote speaker this year is Salimah Kassam, Financial Empowerment Manager for the United Way Calgary. The Calgary Financial Empowerment Collaborative has brought together, city, provincial and local partners to create a financial literacy strategy to reduce poverty. She has worked for years to facilitate new venture creation, to strengthen non-profits, and ensure that vulnerable Calgarians have access to the income and assets needed to thrive, and we are thrilled to have her join us for this year’s inaugural event.