Welcome Mat Out for New Members
Women in Unity (WIU) will welcome prospective members on Saturday, November 10, during the group’s regular monthly meeting. The decision comes on the heels of the organization’s successful Women Empowering Women seminar held in October.
The seminar was sponsored by WIU – which draws its members from Jefferson and neighboring towns – and Denville’s “Better Together.” It exceeded all expectations, with nearly 60 women in attendance. By women and for women, the seminar featured knowledgeable and inspirational speakers discussing ways for women to be empowered and feel good about themselves.
Topics ranged from attaining optimum physical and mental health (with Dr. Suzanne Tepper) to understanding finances (with Vanessa Levy Douglas). Mary Finckenor spoke about handling body image issues, while Karen Finckenor described an attitude and strategy to promote positive workplace interactions. Community activist Christine Clarke, a Jefferson resident, shared her inspiring journey to becoming an advocate. Audience members also learned about self-defense from Christine Hutchinson and stress reduction and relaxation methods from Karen Noel. Bios for all the speakers are available at the Women in Unity website, http://njwomeninunity.org.
One attendee commented upon leaving the seminar that it was just what she needed. “I feel great!” WIU member, Jefferson resident, and seminar emcee Maria Weiskott said, “It gave me a warm feeling that we could make a difference in a woman’s life.”
The positive reaction to the seminar created an energy that WIU wants to build on. “Many of the attendees expressed enthusiasm for the work our group is doing, and wanted to learn more about us, so we decided to invite all those interested to join us at a meeting,” said Jill Cadman, WIU co-founder.
The WIU meeting will take place on November 10 at the Islamic Center of Morris County (1 Mannino Drive, Rockaway) from 1-2 p.m. Interested women, including older teens, are invited to attend. Please respond by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The goal of Women in Unity has always been to bring women of diverse backgrounds together to celebrate the things we have in common as women. We also want to continue empowering all women to live their best lives. Inviting interested women to join our group will help make these goals possible,” said co-founder Shahana Anjum.
For more information on WIU, visit http://njwomeninunity.org or Facebook (Women in Unity Rockaway, NJ).