The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a SHERO Luncheon for women only on Oct. 11 to encourage female empowerment and bettering female health.
The event will be at Parker’s Wedding and Event Venue located at 571 Hammock Road NW, Suite 130 in Milledgeville, and begins at 11 a.m.
Angie Martin, president and CEO of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber, said there are presently several female-owned businesses and the Chamber of Commerce fosters those partnerships. She said women are part of the minority in business, so they need to be encouraged in the community.
“This is a community-wide luncheon focused on females, female leaders, female business owners, and the female population of Milledgeville and Baldwin County,” she said. “There are several women executive leadership forums that already exist in the county, but we wanted to focus this on empowerment, health and wellness opportunity for women.”
Martin said there will be vendors including Navicent Health hospital, Mary Kay and MediSpa and also female medical experts speaking at the luncheon. There will also be a seated box lunch and a guest speaker.
“I think sometimes we forget to take time for ourselves because we get wrapped up in our work and being a parent. I think there’s always room for self-development in any form, and I think this will be something fun to do,” the president said.
The CEO said Georgia College does a great job of fostering female leadership and empowerment in Milledgeville. She said she feels Milledgeville is on the right track and that it’s great to have the first female African American mayor for Milledgeville to look up to.
“I think that Milledgeville does a good job of fostering those female leadership opportunities, but we are also in a very small, rural town,” Martin said. “There are going to be those stigmas and barriers in place at some businesses. I know it exists in the community.”
She said the event is shaping up to be a fun and informative time and she feels her favorite part of the event will be hearing about what the ladies get out of the luncheon.
“I hope this luncheon inspires women. We hope this will be a success that we can add to our list of activities for next year,” she said. “People are curious about the event, and they need to know it’s open to all females in the community, not just female business owners. We really hope to see Milledgeville women come and have a great time.”
The event is $35 and guests are encouraged to pre-register at https://milledgevillega.com/2018/06/19/bwellbaldwin/.