Women Empowering Women forum to raise awareness for sexual assault victims

The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education (The Center) will be presenting its 4th annual Women Empowering Women forum on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6-9 p.m., at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 East Main Street, Stamford.

The mission of Women Empowering Women is to raise awareness and funding for The Center to provide crisis counseling for victims and survivors of sexual assault as well as sexual violence prevention education in the towns of Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

This year’s theme is Stories that Inspire Change and will be moderated by Kate Bohner, managing director, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, DMS Offshore Investment Services, Ltd.

Panelists are:

  • Laura Campbell, Women’s Leadership Coach & Consultant, Transition Strategist

  • Margaret Keane, President and Chief Executive Officer, Synchrony Financial

  • Beth Krupa, Founder and Principal, Beth Krupa Interiors

  • Davida Lara, Senior Vice President of Global Payroll in Strategic Incentives Group, Blackstone

  • Caroline Simmons, Connecticut State Representative

  • Lauren Singer, Chief Executive Officer, The Simply Co.; Founder of “Trash is for Tossers”

During this year’s panel discussion, Stories that Inspire Change , each presenter will share how she has made thoughtful, positive changes within herself and how she inspires others to do the same. The moderator will then lead the panel in a lively conversation on topics such as obstacles they have overcome, how they intertwine life and work, teaching moments that have had a lasting effect, and how they measure success.

Women Empowering Women 2016 Co-Chair Kristin Koloniaris noted, “We all have so much that we can learn from one another. Now in our fourth year, we hear consistently from our audience that they are drawn to the stories that our panelists share about themselves and how they are able to overcome obstacles, both personally and professionally, to make changes in their lives. This year we took their feedback to heart and made it the theme of our Forum. Once again our guests will come together for networking, inspiration, and to support The Center’s vision of a world free from sexual violence.”

Tickets are $85 per person. Friends of The Center tickets are $1,000 (includes four tickets plus special recognition) and $500 (includes 2 tickets plus special recognition). Sponsorships are also available.

To register visit www.thecenter-ct.org or call 203-348-9346.

All proceeds from Women Empowering Women 2016 will go to The Center’s crisis counseling, advocacy, and education programs serving the towns of Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

About The Center

Serving Lower Fairfield County since 1979, The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education provides free, 24-hour confidential help to women, men and children who have experienced sexual violence.  Additionally, it provides age-appropriate prevention education for children ages 4-18 and college students as well as education programs for the community at large. The Center supports eight towns in Lower Fairfield County including:  Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.  The Center provided crisis counseling to over 480 people and prevention education to nearly 14,000 children and adults in the last fiscal year. To learn more about The Center call 203-348-9346 or visit www.thecenter-ct.org.