Thursday, June 2, 2016

EmPOWERment of Women

SSE executive director, Sue Prelozni, joined Carlsbad Council Member Lorraine Wood and several other local women leaders as featured speakers at the Power of Women event.  The leadership event was created by WIN Consulting and its director, Therese Cisneros, and took place at sponsor Point Loma Credit Union’s facility in La Costa.
The topics ranged from creating a network of strong women to finding the confidence in yourself to follow your passion – with a common theme of women empowerment. 
Kaye Van Nevel, director of Soroptimist International (Vista) was the keynote speaker.  Soroptimist is an international volunteer service organization working to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the world. Ms. Nevel spoke on the issue of human trafficking and how it is triggered by disrespect, especially of women by men.

Other guest speakers included Carol Fehr, Mary Kay consultant, Carmen Contreras of Point Loma Credit Union and Maria Burns of the Hispanic Chamber of e-Commerce.