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GREENFIELD — Rotary District 5230 and the Limitless Mentorship and Scholarship Program are hosting the Women Empowerment Resource Fair scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Memorial Hall in Greenfield.

This free community event aims to provide a comprehensive platform for women to access resources and explore opportunities to thrive in all aspects of life.

“The Women Empowerment Resource Fair promises a diverse array of activities catering to various interests and needs,” organizers stated in a news release.

Highlighting the event is a free catered luncheon featuring an Inspiring Women’s Speaking Panel moderated by Miss Monterey County Genevieve Armendariz. Attendees will enjoy a delicious spread, including chicken alfredo pasta, garlic bread, salad, and root beer floats, while engaging with influential speakers.

One of the keynote speakers, Rotarian and Monterey County Sheriff Tina Nieto, will share her inspirational journey, emphasizing her groundbreaking achievement as the first Latina elected as sheriff in California, encouraging aspiring leaders in attendance.

Participants can take part in a CPR Training Workshop led by Chantel Duliba, the Monterey County Firefighter of the Year, and Tiffany Orff of Welding Women Syndicate will conduct a Welding Workshop, offering hands-on experience in a traditionally male-dominated field.

An hour-long Self-Defense class led by an MMA fighter and instructor will also be featured.

Job seekers can benefit from a Resume Writing and Job Interview Preparation Workshop facilitated by Rotary District 5230 Gov. Debbie Hale.

In addition, Ruby Esperanza of Esperanza Coaching will teach workshops on Financial Literacy, Mindfulness and Breathing Techniques, and Personal Growth, Self-Development and Intention Setting. Armendariz will also lead a session on Self-Confidence, Self-Styling and Self-Compassion. 

Beyond skill-building workshops, attendees will have access to essential resources, including clothes for work or job interviews, prom dresses, shoes, school supplies, backpacks, reading books for various age groups, menstrual hygiene products, diapers and baby wipes.

“The fair will serve as a networking opportunity for attendees to connect with local organizations dedicated to supporting women and girls,” according to organizers. “This platform seeks to facilitate learning about additional resources and opportunities available within the community.”

This Resource Fair marks the third event of its kind, with organizers expressing enthusiasm for its continued evolution.

“The success of these resource fairs is attributed to the generous support of sponsors, Rotarians and volunteers committed to empowering women and girls and helping them realize their full potential,” stated organizers.  

For more information about the Women Empowerment Resource Fair, including registration details, visit womenarelimitless.org or contact Genevieve Armendariz at [email protected].

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