Ellen Bravo, Nationally Renowned Speaker and Advocate for Working Women, to Address “Breakfast of Champions”
First Annual Action Award to be Presented to Wright Express for Policies
that Demonstrate Commitment to Women in the Workplace
(October 3, Portland) Ellen Bravo will address local advocates, policymakers, and community members at the annual Breakfast of Champions at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland on Monday, October 3, between 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Ms. Bravo is a widely acclaimed trainer, public speaker, and author. As former National Director of 9to5, she is one of the nation’s foremost experts on working women’s issues.
The Breakfast of Champions, sponsored by the Maine Women’s Policy Center in conjunction with the Cinciva/Baker Fund at Maine Initiatives and Verrill Dana LLP, provides an opportunity for women and men statewide to share in the vision for social, political, and economic security for all Maine women and girls. “Ellen Bravo provides practical and witty insight into the challenges that women face in balancing work and family responsibilities, battling gender discrimination, and addressing violence and harassment in the workplace … issues that are at the top of women’s daily concerns,” says Sarah Standiford, Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Policy Center. “We’re proud to welcome Ellen to Maine.”
This year’s Breakfast of Champions will also, for the first time, honor a local business for a set of policies that demonstrate a commitment to women in the workplace. Says Standiford, “The Maine Women’s Policy Center is delighted to honor Wright Express with the first annual Action Award in recognition of their family support, violence prevention, and harassment intervention policies. Their leadership recognizes the needs of a changing workforce and exemplifies a best practice that others can emulate.”
The Maine Women’s Policy Center will also host breakfasts in Bangor and Presque Isle, allowing an expected 400 community leaders, advocates for women, and policymakers from across the state to attend. For more information on attending, visit the Maine Women’s Policy Center’s web site, www.mainewomen.org or call 622-0851.
The Maine Women’s Policy Center is a non-partisan, non-profit research and education organization committed to increasing opportunities for Maine women and girls and promoting women’s political leadership.