Women + Girls Research Alliance to host Leadership Café

Café facilitates strategic community conversations in support of women and girls across Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sept. 29, 2023 - PRLog -- The Women + Girls Research Alliance, a unit of UNC Charlotte's urbanCORE, in partnership with the Women's Intercultural Exchange (https://www.wi-ce.net), will host its second "Taking Space Without Apology: A Women and Girls Leadership Café" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 16, at UNC Charlotte's Popp Martin Student Union.

This year's themes will center on supporting women's mental health and wellness, economic security and mobility through the lens of equity. The café facilitates partnerships with researchers, community leaders and civic investors that produce data-based transformative outcomes and is open to grassroots community leaders, faculty researchers, civic partners, students, parents, health care providers, teachers and nonprofit leaders.

The Leadership Café extends the W+GRA's efforts to provide a platform to facilitate intergenerational community conversations.This world café-style dialogue serves as a "brave space" to discuss strategies that improve the lives of women and girls across Charlotte.

"Now more than ever, W+GRA remains committed to highlight the mental health and wellness, socio-economic security and mobility concerns impacting women and girls across the Charlotte metropolitan region," said Michelle Meggs, D.A., executive director of W+GRA.

The Women + Girls Research Alliance is committed to improving the lives of women and girls in the greater Charlotte metropolitan area by facilitating partnerships among researchers, community leaders and civic investors who are committed to producing transformative outlines.

To register for the café, visit https://womengirlsalliance.charlotte.edu.

About urbanCORE

urbanCORE is the hub of Charlotte's engaged scholarship. CORE is an acronym for Community-Oriented Research Engagement. urbanCORE mobilizes, assesses and advances efforts that connect, cooperate and collaborate with Charlotte's interdisciplinary, urban research resources to community assets in order to co-produce transformative solutions to societal issues and challenges. For more information visit https://urbancore.charlotte.edu.

Michelle Meggs, D.A., executive director of W+GRA
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