FEMpower Breakfast & Panel Discussion Addressing Bullying in the Workplace

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Long before the #MeToo movement and the Women’s March, bullying was an issue that started to gain traction in the workplace. From universities and boardrooms to offices and politics, it’s a form of intimidation and abuse and inherently similar to violence. Acknowledging how prevalent the abuse of power and control tactics are, particularly toward women, FEMpower was created with the goal of empowering women to deal with these situations in the workplace. Join us for a discussion about this topic and learn coping tactics and strategies to take back to your workplace. Men and women alike are invited to attend.

The breakfast and panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Hope Club, 6 Benevolent St., Providence, RI. Valet parking is available onsite. Tickets are $45.00, and proceeds support the Women’s Resource Center’s domestic violence prevention efforts and assistance for survivors.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 19, 2018 by calling 401-846-5263 or Register Online here: https://wrcnbc.networkforgood.com/events/5010-fempower-breakfast

Panelists include:

• Deb DeBare, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV)

• Christine Cunneen, Chief Executive Officer of Hire Image, LLC

• Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, Professor and former Chair of the National Security Affairs Department, U.S. Naval War College

• Emily Sack, professor at Roger Williams University School of Law

Featuring Betty Galligan, president of Newberry Public Relations & Marketing, Inc. and current president of the Hope Club, who will moderate the discussion.

Be sure to visit the FEMpower Facebook event and mark yourself as “Going” to share with your network!


Event Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Event time
7:30 AM
Cost / donation
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