RIDGE NIGHTLIFE AND DINING: Focus on Women Symposium

Recently, I got to thinking about the challenges of the fairer sex. No longer told that we are inferior in every way to our male counterparts, women are getting into the best universities, securing better jobs, demanding higher salaries and still balancing families, to boot.

Women are more independent and self-reliant than they have ever been. Still, I have to wonder what is next for the upcoming generation? In this celeb-obsessed climate, in which the Lohans may outnumber the Oprahs, I only hope that young women are provided with enough role models to find their way to the better tomorrow made possible by my mother’s generation.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Brooklyn Women’s Services will hold its 16th Annual Focus on Women Symposium on Saturday, March 10.

Past Focus on Women Symposium events have dealt with a variety of issues facing women, from money to health. This year’s symposium is titled Reinvent Yourself: Create a Blueprint for Your Future. Speaker, Rosemary A. Bova, President and Founder of Bova Enterprises, will present an interactive workshop designed to give women the courage to be. This and other BWS talks serve to empower local women in their own lives.

Brooklyn Women’s Services has made a mission of addressing the intrinsic connection between physical and mental well-being. Many of their most useful seminars provide area women with ways to stay well and be strong in the face of life’s challenges.

As women, it is important for us to continue striving for success and happiness, seemingly abstract ideas that are so essential to a well-rounded life. This goal is the perfect way to honor those who have made great strides before us.

This March, celebrate women’s history by taking advantage of Brooklyn Women’s Services’ Focus on Women Symposium. It will begin at 9 a.m. at Sirico’s Restaurant at 823 13th Avenue. Admission is $10 and includes a continental breakfast and a writing journal.

Space is limited and registration is required, so anyone interested in attending should call (718) 748-1234 or visit www.brooklynwomensservices.com.

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