Celebrating Women

International Women’s Day Expo
Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This free expo presents inspiring speakers, informative workshops, and exhibitors showcasing products and services that support women’s well-being and women-owned businesses. Discuss the science of marketing, how to acquire funding, and local women’s success stories. Music by Shelby Jordan at 4 p.m.

She Persisted: OPAL LEE by Shelia P. Moses Book Release
Saturday, March 23, 11:00 a.m. to noon
Liberation Station Bookstore

The She Persisted book series spotlights women who spoke up and rose up against the odds. Opal Lee grew up in Texas during segregation. As a teacher and community leader, she worked to ensure a better future for all people, and helped establish Juneteenth as a national holiday. Children can learn ways to follow in Opal Lee’s footsteps with this illustrated chapter book featuring an introduction from Chelsea Clinton.

Raleigh Women’s History Walking Tour
Saturdays in March

This tour was created to highlight the incredible women who helped make Raleigh the fabulous city that it is today! On this tour, you will learn about several amazing women, including the city’s first female mayor, one of the most influential women in the civil rights movement, and the woman who earned the nickname “Lady Edison” because of her numerous inventions! Tours are “pay what you want” ($15-20 per person recommended) and require preregistration.

Triangle Women in STEM Sip & Stroll
Sunday, March 17 from 2-4 p.m.

A special edition of the Women’s History Walking tour with Triangle Women in STEM. Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Tickets required.

North Carolina Advocacy Days with NAWBO-Greater Raleigh
March 13-14

The National Association of Women Business Owners is committed to enhancing women-owned representation and providing information and resources through its Public Policy program and networks.

The Honorable Jessica Holmes

Join NAWBO-Greater Raleigh for a reception at the NC Executive Mansion Wednesday, March 13, from 6:30-8 p.m.

On Thursday, March 14, hear from keynote speaker NC Auditor Jessica Holmes at a Legislative Breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Holmes became the youngest Commissioner in Wake County history in 2014. As auditor, she works to improve government services, identify wasteful spending, and ensure programs involving public health, education, and economic growth are serving the public good.

Designing Women
Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m.

Join the women who helped create Apex Friendship Middle School, Apex Senior Center, Apex Service Memorial, Rodgers Family Skate Park, and other landmarks in Apex for a panel discussion followed by a tour of Pleasant Park.

Panelists include Christine Hilt, CLH Design Founder; Renee Pfeifer, CLH Design President; Lisa Esterrich, Ratio Design Principal; Cathy Kennedy, Exult Engineering Senior Transportation Engineer; and Shweta Nanekar, McAdams Civic Spaces Project Manager. Free. Registration required.

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