Women’s Leadership Forum

MASC is excited to host the Saturday, December 8, 2018, Women’s Leadership Forum with MoCo EmpowHER. This is an excellent opportunity for our young women student leaders to discuss selected issues, hear from women in leadership positions in our communities, education, and workplaces, as well as learning how to create female specific support groups in your own regions. All students are invited to attend – there are no gender restrictions!

MoCo EmpowHer provides leadership development opportunities for young women, helps to establish networks for female leaders, advocates and lobbies for issues pertaining to young women, provides opportunities for female leaders to explore career options, and endeavors to engage with allied communities to expand advocacy efforts.

Women’s Leadership Forum  (WLF2018flyer)

Date: December 8, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (on-site check-in starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Location: Shady Grove Middle School (8100 Midcounty Highway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877) **The building is hosting multiple events on this day and the school has asked that we park in the large parking lot located in the back of the building and enter through the back entrance. There will be balloons and students guiding you along the side driveway to the back parking lot and entrance for registration. Please share this information with your peers attending and those who are providing your transportation as this will be the drop off and pick up location for the forum. A map has also been provided to lend guidance. Thank you for following these important instructions!  (WLFparkingMAP)
Cost: $5.00 (to cover the cost of food and materials)
Registration: Link to Register (closes at midnight, December 4)
Required emergency form:  PDF:EmergencyFormWLF12.8.18     Word:EmergencyFormWLF12.8.18

The event will begin in the media center.

What’s Happening at this Forum?

-MD Talks
-Slam Poems
-A Women in Leadership Panel
-Civic Engagement and Activism Activities
-Productive Discussions about women’s issues
– A service project

Service Project:

We will be creating gift bags and cards for women at Betty Ann Krahnke Center in Montgomery County (link to BAK website). Please bring one of the following items to be donated:

-Full-size toiletry items (shampoo, conditioner, etc)
-Feminine hygiene products
-First aid kits
-Hats/mittens/scarfs

FSI’s Betty Ann Krahnke Center (BAK) is the only emergency domestic violence shelter for women and children in Montgomery County, MD. BAK is a 60-bed, short-term crisis shelter for women and children who are fleeing domestic violence and/or victims of sexual assault or human trafficking. BAK provides crisis intervention, safety planning, victim advocacy services, counseling and therapeutic interpersonal skill-building, with an emphasis on trauma reduction and personal empowerment.