Most women will agree that our lives are quite busy. There always seems to be a million things you have to do, and never enough time for the things you’d like to do. If your busy life caused you to miss our May launch of WomenWork, take some time for yourself and attend our July event. Every other month, a guest speaker (Woman of Merit) will join us to discuss her particular journey. Why do we do what we do, and how can we do it better?
Participate in our second WomenWork event, to be held on Tuesday, July 17, at 7pm. Cateto, located on R. Francisco Leitão, 272, in Pinheiros, is graciously providing us their upstairs space for our event. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP before July 13th. The Women of Merit speakers for May are Fernanda & Taciana, from 'The Girls on the Road’ (www.thegirlsontheroad.com).
A few years ago, Fernanda and Taciana asked themselves how they could help make a difference in the gender equality movement. Instead of continuing only as observers, they decided to actively participate in empowering women. They wanted to find a way to use their experience, knowledge, and network to build something that could positively impact other women, as well as men. From July 2016 to October 2017, Fernanda and Taciana traveled the world, collecting stories and inspiration from women entrepreneurs that struggled, persevered, and succeeded in spite of all obstacles. As they actively reached out to women in various careers from all corners of the globe, they found one commonality: a lack of role models to inspire women to take that first step. 'The Girls on the Road' was created to tell these working women’s stories and share their experiences; to learn from women of all ages, and gain inspiration through their examples, stories, dreams, and accomplishments; to remind us everyday that the most important piece of our wardrobe is our confidence.
There will be a short Q&A after Fernanda and Taciana's presentation, followed by networking, socializing, and a tasty beer or two to close out the evening!
At WomenWork, we encourage social responsibility, sharing knowledge & experience for a better future, and the importance of any employment, whether paid or volunteer. At our May event, along with enjoying an inspiring story from our Woman of Merit speaker, Jaime Chamberlain of Só.Snacks, attendees helped raise money to assist Mission ABBA in buying personal hygiene products. If you’d like to find out more about this or any of the other charitable organizations the American Society of São Paulo supports, visit amsoc.com.br/how-to-help.
Want to make a difference? Share your journey with us. Come enjoy some amazing company, share business tips and tricks, swap business cards, and join us at the next WomenWork event on July 17th!