WRC Hold ‘Women’s Empowerment Discussions’

October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Women’s Resource Centre recently held a kickoff public discussion in a series of public conversations for women titled ‘Women’s Empowerment Discussions’ at the official residence of the U.S. Consul General.

A spokesperson said, “The cross-section of representation, the venue, the intimacy, sumptuous refreshments, the generous hospitality of US Consul Dierman, and the obvious thirst to engage in effective and meaningful conversation, allowed for an evening of candid discussion on diverse issues facing women and families in Bermuda today.”

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Elaine Butterfield, Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Centre, said, “The evening reflected the kind of spirit that is desired, but not often achieved, in a community convening.

“It was exciting to have women from all walks of life not only gracing us with their presence, but participating in the robust discussion.”

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“I was pleased to provide a platform for this special panel. The Women’s Resource Centre is an impactful organization that supports women in reaching their full potential. The panelists engaged the audience with key issues that concern all women and young girls in Bermuda, and I thank each one of them for taking time to challenge everyone in the room to engage.”

The spokesperson said, “The dynamic discussion was moderated by Ms. Jasmine Patterson and panelists included Ms. Toni Daniels, Renee Ming, Rev. Paulette Burrows and Mrs. Jennifer Outerbridge-Smith.”

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“The panel led the discussion around defining success, how to encourage one another as women, self judgment and judgment of others as well as how to inspire the next generation. A large part of the evening included audience participation.

“Upcoming discussions will include, the Criminal Justice System in Bermuda and Women and a candid discussion with Parliamentarians on the state of Women in Bermuda.

“For more information, visit us on Facebook, contact us at wrc@wrcbermuda.com, or call 295-3882.”

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