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Women's Circle


All women deserve a voice, all women deserve to be believed in, and all women want to know that “they are not alone.”  Women are involved in all parts of society, but some matters affect and touch women more than others. From the power of the women's vote to reproductive rights and the pay gap, let's take a look at a few of the major issues that modern women face and how we can advocate for this issues. 

Women & Advocacy

For this session, we invite you to join Panel Discussions with Mentors & Leaders in Advocacy. This group of  Panelist will help mentor & share with us all, on how to do better at advocating on issues that are important to your cause, movement, and current issues.



Gretchen DeBacker, Legislative Director for City of Toledo

Panelist of Leaders & Mentors:

  • Katy Crosby, Chief of Staff, City of Toledo

  • Kelli Daniels, VP of Operations, Jayramon LLC

  • Rhonda Sewell, Manager, External and Governmental Affairs/Executive Leadership at Toledo Lucas County Public Library

  • Ashley Futrell, Attorney & Community Advocate

Women & Current Issues

For this session, we invite you to join an Open Conversation with our State Rep. Paula Hicks Hudson. Discussion: How to continue to be vigilant with tenacity for a conversation at responding to our current issues.
Start from the core of the why, how, what, when, and who.

For years we’ve been connecting over shared experiences, building each other up, and cheering each other on. The nature of our women's circle open conversation is to discuss more how women are involved in all parts of society, but some matters affect and touch women more than others. Now we’re coming together virtually to continue at supporting each other through the pandemic and time of crisis. In other words, we want to create a space that offers our community members an opportunity to experience the heart, emotion, empathy, care, concern – all the content that grabs you and reminds you what being human is all about. We believe, by doing so we can create an open space for our community members to connect, communicate, collaborate, and contribute towards change, be present, always with those we serve.

Watch Playback:Responding to Current Issues

Women & Housing

It is a place where we gather, discover and integrate ways of speaking, listening, and relating to others. And serve the women we are becoming. As each woman claims her seat in the circle, we come together as equals united by our common purpose. “They're not always easy, but the hardest conversations can actually strengthen your most cherished connection” -Oprah Winfrey. As long you are willing and acknowledge the #1 fact that to have a difficult conversation – is asking the right questions and willing to listen.


February's conversation -issues surrounding gender discrimination on 'Women and land, property and housing'.


Circle of Expertise/facilitator team:

  • Sena Mourad Friedman with The Fair Housing Center

  • Ambrea Mikolajczyk with ARK Restoration & Construction

  • Kathy Tucker with NWO Homeownership 


Our mission is to educate, engage and empower women and youth to keep moving forward. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 47-3035322. 

Donations are tax-deductible.






11:00 AM - 08:00 PM


9:30 AM - 02:30 PM

or by appointment.


9:30 AM - Noon

or by appointment.

425 Jefferson Ave, 3rd floor

Toledo, Ohio 43604



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