Educated, Empowered, Engaged
2013 Prince George's County Women's Legislative Conference
It’s always exciting when the annual “WE3 – Women Educated, Women Empowered, Women Engaged” Prince George’s Women’s Legislative Conference takes place. And this year was no different.
The Conference, which took place this past weekend at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.,was hosted by the Prince George's County Commission for Women in partnership with the Office of the County Executive, Prince George’s County Council, the Department of Family Services, Prince George’s Community College and The Community Foundation for Prince George’s County. The event provides a forum for participants to hear from local, state and federal political leaders. It included interactive panel discussions and presentations that educate, empower, and engage women about the legislative processes, advocacy and relevant policy issues that affects their lives; and afforded networking opportunities.
This year, the keynote speaker was George C. Fraser, Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc. Other speakers included Dr. Charlene Dukes, President, Prince George's Community College; Deborah
Owens, Wealth Coach; and Dr. Gaston, Former Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service.
The Conference anticipated 700 women, college and high school student attendees including organizations, Commissions, women in leadership and a host of elected officials throughout the State of Maryland.
"Women are half of the population of this county," said Jennifer Jones, chair of the Prince George's County Commission for Women. "The issues that women face are the issues that the county faces. When women are empowered everyone is empowered."
PHOTOS RADENN MEDIA GROUP: Jennifer Jones (top)