Published Monday, June 6, 2016

On Wednesday, June 15th, Mid-Day Women’s Alliance welcomes Ms. Astar Herndon, Lead Organizer of 9to5 Wisconsin, as our program speaker. 9to5 Wisconsin is our state’s chapter of one of the largest and most respected organizations in the US representing the interests of working women. The organization believes in “winning justice for working women” and has excellent resources to assist in women’s career growth including a Leadership Certification program. Ms. Herndon will speak on the topic of fair treatment of women in the workplace and will address key issues around gender equity.

Astar believes in using creativity and passion to empower communities for change.  She has devoted her career to advocating for women and families.  Prior to serving as the Lead Organizer at 9to5, she contributed to Illinois Action for Children, and Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers. In those capacities, she led various policy campaigns aimed at improving the lives of communities of color. She uses her skills and talents toward the mission of creating equality and unity. 

Join us from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 15th for this program and lunch.

Where:   Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI

Program with Lunch – $15 for pre-registered members; $25 at the door.  $20 pre-registered guests; $30 at the door.  Guests are always welcome. 

Please register online at: http://middaywomen.org/meetings/ by June 13th for pre-registration rates.

Special note: From 1:00PM to 2:00PM, immediately following the lunch program, Astar will lead an interactive session with the audience, to continue discussion of basic rights in the workplace.  This session is open to the public, at no charge.  

Mid-Day Women’s Alliance (MDWA) is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization committed to supporting its members and women in the Fox Cities region. With over 100 members from a variety of backgrounds including working professionals and retirees, senior executives and entry-level employees, community enthusiasts, avid volunteers, and everything in-between, MDWA provides a welcoming environment for all women who desire personal growth and development. The mission of Mid-Day Women’s Alliance is to promote equity for all women and to develop their potential through networking, advocacy, mentoring, education and skill-building. For more information, visit www.MidDayWomen.org.



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