6/10: Fourth Annual Power of the Purse
June 11, 2015
Power of the Purse shows the power of women coming together! On Wednesday, June 10, 1,200 women and a few good men attended the United Way Women's Leadership Council's (WLC) fourth annual Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction held at the Connecticut Convention Center. Attendees bid on 200 auction items, networked and were inspired by participants who benefited from the WLC-supported Family Financal Centers in Hartford. Our featured speakers were world-renowned human rights activists, husband and wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of #1 New York Times bestseller Half the Sky, and the newly-released, A Path Appears. Their key messages were centered around empowering women, equality for all, and providing everyone with opportunities for a better life. Thank you to all who attended! We look forward to seeing you at our fifth annual event next year.
Special thanks to our volunteers and title sponsors, TD Bank and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., and premiere sponsor, MassMutual. Together, we raised more than $280,000 to help strengthen women and families in our community.