By Courtney Neaveill
As our 40th Anniversay event approaches we reflect on the history of the UMKC Women’s Center. Did you know that the Women’s Center has a history of working with the Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor? ”Through this relationship and programming geared towards working women, focus groups were created and indicated that a growing need for women was leadership skill development.” As a result the Women’s Bureau and UMKC Women’s Center along with a start-up grant from Skillbuilders Fund, jointly sponsored a Black Women Leaders Conference in April 2006. This collaboration is just one of the legacies of the UMKC Women’s Center that we’ll be celebrating next Friday, April 20th. Check out the entire forty year history of the UMKC Women’s Center on our website at http://www.umkc.edu/womenc/about-womenc/history.asp. While you’re there, click on over to our 40th Anniversary page and purchase tickets for the Gala event!
Be sure to visit the Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor website, and listen to a message from Director Sara Manzano-Diaz http://www.dol.gov/wb/
For more information about the UMKC Women’s Center and our upcoming events please visit our website: http://www.umkc.edu/womenc/ or call us at (816) 235-1638
Join us to celebrate 40 years of telling our stories with the UMKC Women’s Center!