United Way of Greater Stark County's Women United will host an informational networking event for women only on Thursday, May 11, from 5:30-9 p.m. at La Pizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road N.W., in Canton.
Formerly known as Women's Leadership Council, Women United is a group of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, ideas and strengths to the mission of building stronger communities. With philanthropy, mentorship and educational activities, Women United addresses issues relating to the health, education and financial stability community members.
"1 of 3 women in the United States are currently living in poverty, and Women United is dedicated to improving that statistic," said Maria Heege, United Way of Greater Stark County president and CEO. "United Way's unique goal is bringing people together to solve community problems, and women leaders are essential to this collaboration."
The evening will include a presentation of the film "Paycheck to Paycheck," an HBO documentary illuminating the day-to-day challenges of millions of working-poor women in America today with the story of one single mom. Speaker Jade Fishburn will discuss her journey from addiction and poverty to personal and professional accomplishment. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with other women. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
More information about Women United and the May 11 event is available at www.uwstark.org/women-united, or contact, Angela Perisic, United Way of Greater Stark County vice president of resource development, at 330-491-9952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.