Monday, September 25, 2023 / St. Louis, Missouri – YWCA Metro St. Louis is proud to announce Professor of Law at Washington University School in St. Louis School of Law and YWCA Academy of Leaders member Kim Norwood as the next featured speaker in our Academy of Leaders Speaker Series. She will lead a conversation titled, “Evaluating Gender Bias to Achieve Equity for our Daughters,” on October 5 at the historic Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center at 6 – 7:30pm.

The mission of YWCA Metro St. Louis is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. As part of this commitment, we are dedicated to ending gender bias and the resulting inequalities experienced by women.

In this talk, Professor Norwood will explore how society shapes gender roles and the impact that has on women’s lives. The recent popularity of Barbie-mania provides an opportunity to reevaluate how we raise our children in light of evolving gender expectations. It’s time to challenge established norms and cultivate a culture of equity, free from stereotypes and limitations, for our daughters and future generations. Join us for this essential conversation as we work towards a future where our daughters can flourish in a society that that values equity and empowers them to reach their full potential.

Evaluating Gender Bias to Achieve Equity for Daughters with Professor Kim Norwood

Thursday, October 5

Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center
2711 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

The event is open to the public, and we encourage individuals, families, educators, and community leaders to attend.

This event is free with limited seating. Registration is required:

About YWCA Academy of Leaders

The YWCA Academy of Leaders is an exclusive recognition program that annually honors nine accomplished women as Leaders of Distinction at its Annual Leader Lunch. These honorees are chosen for their outstanding professional achievements and contributions to the community. By receiving this recognition, they become part of a distinguished group of over 300 honorees from the past four decades, making them some of the most notable and accomplished women in St. Louis.

About YWCA

YWCA Metro St. Louis is the region’s leading advocate for the safety, security and stability of women and children, serving more than 10,000 women, girls and families annually. The mission of YWCA is eliminating racism and empowering women. YWCA offers crisis intervention and rapid re-housing for victims of sexual and domestic violence; services for pregnant women and Head Start and Early Head Start early childhood education; economic empowerment services for all clients; and racial justice educational programs.

YWCA 24/7 CRISIS HELP LINE 314.531.7273

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