With the first female presidential nominee at the top of the Democratic ticket, Americans across the country are talking about female empowerment.
The topic will be front and center in Alabama this month as well, as 1st District U.S. Congressman Bradley Bryne, along with the University of South Alabama and The Community Foundation of South Alabama, will host the second annual Women’s Forum in Mobile.
Themed, “Charting Your Own Course,” the event will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the Battle House Hotel in downtown Mobile.
“It is an honor to once again host a forum for women throughout Southwest Alabama,” said Byrne of the forum. “It is our hope this forum will help women chart a course that works for them and builds upon their own individual strengths.”
The event will feature Washington-state 5th District U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.
“I am especially excited the attendees will hear from my colleague and friend, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a devoted wife and mom — and the highest ranking woman in Congress,” Byrne continued. “Cathy is a true inspiration not just because she has been so successful but also because she knows firsthand that balancing all the things in her life is hard, but important, work.”
McMorris-Rodgers will be the forum’s keynote speaker.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this forum and support Rep. Byrne’s leadership in making the event possible,” said McMorris-Rodgers. “Women offer a unique perspective in all areas of business and public policy, and their input should be encouraged. I look forward to having a robust conversation about how we can empower women of all walks of life to pursue their version of the American Dream.”
Throughout the morning, the forum will seek to empower women to think with a different perspective for incredible personal and professional results. It also will feature a panel discussion of local women leaders who will address securing the healthiest possible future through methods of community, finance, cyber security and personal protection.
“The most powerful defense a woman has is to be the best version of herself — real security lies in knowing your own strength,” said Rebecca Byrne, president and CEO of The Community Foundation of South Alabama.
The Women’s Forum is free and open to the public. Registration for the event can be found online at Byrne.House.Gov/WomensForum.