by Molly Mrazek
"Empowerment" is the 10-dollar word associated with women today. And especially in light of the recent controversies over women's health, there are two events happening that the women and girls of Colorado Springs should be aware of.
The first is called the Listening Tour, which is being put on by the Women's Foundation of Colorado. This provides opportunities for women and girls in Colorado Springs to respond to the question, "What is the full potential of women and girls in the state of Colorado?"
According to the press release, the regional meetings will include local organizations as well as their clients, volunteers and staff, activists, elected officials, WFCO supporters and trustees. Information gathered here will aid in research.
The second event is a leadership workshop for girls, part of "REAL (Resilient Empowered Assertive Leaders) Girls," a program organized by the Women's Resource Agency. This program is designed to build self-esteem and a healthy body image; to teach girls how to goal-set; and what to view as components of healthy relationships.
This is the first program WRA is offering that is open to all girls in the Pikes Peak region. Their other two programs, InterCept and InterCept Too, are for girls in Harrison School District 2 and the juvenile justice system, respectively.
The workshop will be at Citadel Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 14. This is the second of a successful workshop held in December.
For more information about REAL Girls, contact Marli Fitzgerald: firstname.lastname@example.org or 471-3170 ext. 1003.