Women United Flagler Chapter Raises $30,790 at Recent Power of the Purse event

PALM COAST, Fla.April 28, 2023PRLog — The Women United Flagler Chapter is pleased to announce the group’s Flagler Power of the Purse event held at Hammock Dunes Club on Monday, April 24th has raised $30,790.

“This was a sold-out event with 160 attendees – the maximum capacity at the Hammock Dunes Club,” said Barbara Johanson, Vice President of Women United Flagler. “The theme was “April Showers Brings…” and the room was transformed with the help of the Power of the Purse committee volunteers and ART among the FLOWERS.” Barbara added.

“The success of this event could not be made possible without our generous sponsors, donors, attendees and volunteers,” said Women United Flagler President Linda Mahran. “Our business community came together in full force to make this happen,” Linda added. Sponsors included; over $3,500 in in-kind floral arrangement and décor from ART Among the FLOWERS, photography by MoMo Photography as an in-kind sponsor, Designer Purse sponsors included Intracoastal Bank, Florida Health Care Plans, Fields Car Dealership, Truist Bank, AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation and RE/MAX Select Professionals & Select Title Agency LLC. Once again, this year, Top Shelf Storage was the Champagne sponsor. WalMart Insurance Services and Tom Gibbs Chevrolet were Favor Sponsors. Murray & Murray Insurance was the Silent Auction Sponsor and Golden Flicker Candles was the Wine Pull Sponsor. There were also nine area businesses that were table sponsors. They include MLR Financial Co., Serenity Realty Group, Lynni Megginson Designs, Yellowstone Landscape, Tag Ventures Real Estate, Johanson Team & Watson Realty, Center of Natural Medicine, Jeep Beach and J. Akins Law.

The program for the Power of the Purse included speakers from three agencies which receive funding from the group. CEO and founder of Abundant Life Ministries, Sandra Shank was inspirational in announcing the plans for Phoenix Crossings. John Subers, Executive Director of AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation gave an update on the new hospital and presented the group with a brick to commemorate the long-standing partnership. Family Life Center’s Executive Director, Trish Giaconne, spoke of the importance of a local domestic abuse center and informed the audience they are expanding the rape crisis hot-line to include Volusia County.  Nicole Miller, the incoming board chair for the United Way of Volusia Flagler Counties, gave an update on the A.L.I.C.E. population.

Beyond the Power of the Purse, Women United Flagler is best known for their food-raising project Chicks with Cans. Members volunteer outside Publix’s collecting monetary donations for Feed Flagler twice a year. All donations received stay in Flagler County to help those that are food insecure. Since 2012, Chicks with Cans has collected monetary donations totaling $75,781. The group is currently seeking volunteers to sign up to collect donations May 5, 6 and 7. Those interested in volunteering are asked to visit https://signup.com/group/11170331074109960124.

Anyone that would like to get involved with the group can do so by liking and following the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FlaglerCountyWomenUnited/, donate when you see the Chicks with Cans volunteers, and/or volunteer as a ‘Chick’, join as a member of Women United Flagler for $50 annually, or become involved and serve on a committee.

Women in power take centre stage at PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit VIP Cocktail Party

PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), (“PropertyGuru” or the “Company”), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, launched its annual celebration of outstanding female leaders in the region at the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit (ARES) VIP Cocktail Party on 8 December 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Themed ‘Celebrating Power Women in Real Estate’, this exclusive gathering sponsored by PropertyGuru for Business stresses the importance of equality in real estate and tech, which was among the crucial themes discussed at ARES 2022 during its thought leadership summit themed ‘Adaptive Reinvention’.

While more diverse representation in real estate has improved, the lack of women in senior leadership roles is still apparent. A study conducted by Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative in major Asia Pacific countries revealed that merely 37 percent of women are in top positions, while 50 percent identified how company policies, including maternity/familial leaves and flexible work hours, are critical to their success and advancement.

PropertyGuru Group is committed to driving diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and alongside their partners, “We are building for the future – a future that is more equitable, a future where more of us can have a fair shot at equal opportunities in life. Be it housing, job opportunities, community contribution, and more” said Ho Shyn Yee, Managing Director of Data and Software Solutions and executive sponsor of Women in Leadership at PropertyGuru Group.

This year, ARES’ focus on DEI is greater than ever, granting the stage to over 50 percent of women and members of the LGBTQ+ community. To showcase their valuable contributions to the industry, the ARES VIP Cocktail Party honoured four outstanding women leaders from across the region, such as Cyndy Tan Jarabata, the President of TAJARA Leisure & Hospitality Group, Inc. and the first female chairperson of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards.

Upon receiving the honour, she said: “There is still so much opportunity in the Philippine property sector and no limit to what we can achieve. We need to be consistent in creating value for our community and differentiate offerings in order to build better in today’s built environment.”

Loemongga Haoemasan, the President Director at Asiana Group (Indonesia) and an esteemed speaker at this year’s ARES, was also one of the honourees of the evening. With this recognition, she hopes that, “PropertyGuru’s continued support to equality will open many doors and opportunities for other women in the industry and we can inspire others.”

Sarena Cheah, Managing Director of the Property Division at Sunway Berhad, who was also the Real Estate Personality of the Year recipient at the PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in 2020, echoes her sentiment, saying, “I hope that each of us continue to celebrate the Power in Women for many years to come as we pursue in creating positive influences to our homes, society, and nation, together.”

Suphin Mechuchep, the Chairperson at JLL Thailand and PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards, expresses her gratitude for the honour, “When I chose to start my work life in real estate 30 years ago, I knew that I would have a great opportunity to develop my career path in this major sector that touches everyone’s life. But I didn’t expect to come this far. I feel very delighted and honoured to be named as one of the ARES Power Women.”

As a token, these inspiring women were given equally inspiring necklaces from Fugeelah. Established by Deborah Henry in 2017 with support from UNHCR & Rotary Malaysia, this women-led conscious jewellery brand has been at the forefront of educating, employing, and empowering refugee children and youth. The brand’s main objective is to contribute to sustainably managing Fugee School, a non-profit organisation, so it can continue to offer free education and support for all refugees.

Magali Du Parc Crosta, co-founder and senior strategic advisor at Baan Dek Foundation, as well as founder of Thai social enterprise Dao Ethical Gifts, was among the notable women present at the celebration. As an enterprise that empowers women in marginalised communities, through the establishment of Dao, Magali “envisions a world where vulnerable women are able to realise their childhood dreams, gain a newfound sense of ambition, and thrive in safer communities.”

PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit (ARES 2022) is supported by official MICE partner Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB); official partner PropertyGuru for Business; official channel partners History and Lifetime; official magazine and podcast Property Report by PropertyGuru; official PR partner Artemis Associates; media partners d+a Magazine, Esquire PH, Hot Magazine, People Asia, REm Thailand, Southeast Asia Globe, The Grid, and Think of Living; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; official charity partner Liter of Light; and supporting associations Green Building Consulting & Engineering, IFC – Building Resilience Index, IFC – Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies, and REHDA Institute.

For more information, visit AsiaRealEstateSummit.com or email ares@propertyguru.com.

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Ministry of Women and Child Development organizes various activities under Vigilance Awareness Week 2022 from 31st October to 06th November, 2022

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has been in the forefront of actively working towards prevention of corruption. In the move towards inculcating the true spirit of preventive vigilance and to encourage transparency of all records and all work, the Ministry has implemented 100% use of e-Office. Also, all the procurement done by the Ministry is through GeM Portal.

Ministry of Women and Child Development organizes Essay writing and poster making competitionsunder Vigilance Awareness Week 2022

Further, to sensitize the Government officials about the need for transparency and integrity, the Ministry  organized activities in observation of Vigilance Awareness Week 2022 from 31.10.2022 to 06.11.2022 on the theme “Bhrashtachar Mukt Bharat – Viksit Bharat”, “Corruption Free India for a Developed Nation”.  The Ministry  carried out the following activities during the week:-

  1. The Week commenced with the Online Integrity Pledge, taken by all employees of the Ministry on 31.10.2022.
  2. Banners were displayed at different places in Ministry’s premises in ShastriBhawan as well as in JeevanVihar and Jeevan Tara Buildings.
  3. Instructions issued by CVC were forwarded to all associated organizations of the Ministry requesting them to organisedifferent outreach and awareness programmes during the week.
  4. A circular regarding Do’s and Don’ts to be practiced in the office (in accordance to the conduct rules) was circulated amongst all the sections of the Ministry.
  5. Essay writing and poster making competitions were organised on 02.11.2022.



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“Women Entrepreneurship Conclave and Awards 2022” Honoured the Women Entrepreneurs of India

 In an effort to promote women entrepreneurial spirit, QWEEN Network, in association with MetKonnect and Touchwood Incubation and Innovation Platform for Startups – TIIPS Incubation, organized “Women Entrepreneurship Conclave & Awards 2022: Exploring the New Era of Women in Business.”

A major purpose of the event was to encourage women entrepreneurs to inspire, aim higher and feel empowered. As an exclusive event for women, the event also provided an opportunity to women to network, seek knowledge, and learn from each other.

This event was held on Sunday, October 2nd 2022, at The Club – Andheri, Mumbai and witnessed the participation of 200+ women entrepreneurs, 15+ Investors/VCs, 10 startup pitching for funding, and 20+ prominent personalities. The event was powered by GDCC Blockchain, supported by 1st India News, and co-sponsored by Aditya Birla Group, Tally and Empower Education.

The investment panel included 100X.VC, Fundenable, Punjab Angels Network, Indian Healthcare Angels, Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs, HEM Angels Investor Network, Lakhani Financial services, Product 10x, Cap70, and ThinkConsumer.

Aidbees, Silvertraq, Road Athena, Faiyda, Elixir lyf, Barneys, Icebuy, Worthy bodies, and Talented hippo, presented their business ideas to investors to raise venture funding. Startups experienced lots of questions and interactions with the investors, the session was filled with insights and learning.

Prominent women heads from across sectors also joined this event, with Mrs. Poonam Mahajan, Member of the Lok Sabha, as the Chief Guest of the event. The list of Guest of Honour included Mrs. Sunanda Tai Pawar, Social Activist Baramati, Mrs Reema Sanghavi, Founder-Maximus Mice & Media Solutions and Co-Founder of Pinkathon, Mrs Namrata Thakker, Founder-Entrepreneur Excel, Mrs Nidarshana Gowani Trustee – Ankibai Ghamandiram Gowani Trust & Pioneer for Kamala Rising Star and Kamala Power Women, Mrs Alpa Shah, Founder at Empower Education, Mrs Neeti Goel, Restaurateur & TEDx Speaker, and Mrs. Naina Parekh – Co-Founder EUME.

Along with this, Bombay Industries Association (BIA) joined the event as the Association Partner, MSME & Startups Forum as the Outreach Partner, Spazemedia as the Event Partner, The Free Press Journal as the Media Partner, HashTech Ventures as the Digital Partner, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies as the Knowledge Partner, Product10x as the Accelerate Partner, Capsavy as the investment partner, and sociobits.org as the PR Partner.

Speaking at the event, Smt. Poonam Mahajan shared her personal life experiences of growing up as a daughter, mother, politician and a woman in power. She said that the Indian corporate space needs to be more open for women to make it gender neutral and believes that it will happen very soon. After her speech, she felicitated women entrepreneurs for their strong impactful efforts in the business industry.

The event celebrated and honoured the women entrepreneurs of India for their conscious efforts to build businesses and startups and contributing to our country’s economic and social development.

Awardee Name

Reshma Singh, Sri Mitra India Private Limited – Creative Start-up of the year 2022

Dr Sujata Barve, Shaan Linen and Ranshil Pharma Solutions – Women innovator of the year

Sapna Gupta, Founder at ​​Scratch Content Pvt Ltd – Creative entrepreneur of the year

Jyoti Kyamsariya, Teamup Broker Network Pvt Ltd – Most successful startup of year

Amrita Khurana, Beunosh Organics – Women Icon of the year

Rachna Nisha, The Pearl Times – Young women entrepreneur of the year

Dr. Deepika Saini, Soluzione Adviesburo India Pvt Ltd – Achiever of the year

Sheetal Raj, DIVINE CONNECXIONS – Best healer of the year

Shruti Jain, Nish jewels – Professional entrepreneur of the year

Suvarna Kothawade – Social activist of the year

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Namita rajhans and Tasneem Lathiwala (Shimmer Entertainment) – Best artist reputation management of the year

Vinita Vahitra, JustComply – Women Entrepreneurs Of The Year

Maitra Bheda – Youth Excellence Award

Rtn. Alpa Shah, Empower Education – Educationist Of the Year

Ronita, Baccha Party – Wonder Women of the year

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Women in Gaming and Esports Leaders Femme Gaming to Appear at Fan Expo Canada 2022

 Fan Expo Canada, one of the most highly anticipated four-day pop culture events of the season, will feature the women in gaming and esports leaders Femme Gaming at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from August 25 – 28.

Gaming fans can look forward to Femme’s iconic live Ladies Power Hour featuring an influential all-women panel to discuss the Fandom of Cosplay as well as a discussion of Safety in Gaming 101 for Parents and Kids hosted on the main stage.

Aside from these main events, Femme Gaming will have a central presence in the Expo’s main Community Area with an enormous booth filled with a 20-console game zone for fans to free play their favorite games, the highly-coveted Femme Gaming Lounge and an opportunity to meet and greet the founders of the organization.

“We are so excited and honored to have been invited to Fan Expo to help bring representation to Women in gaming and esports,” says Jessica Medeiros, the founder of Femme Gaming. “It’s companies like Fan Expo that are really setting the stage for future generations by recognizing a lack of representation for women throughout this entire industry.”

Tickets for the event are on sale now.

Through its bold leadership and innovation, Femme Gaming is transforming the gaming industry. With their mission of empowering the female gamer, Femme Gaming seeks to identify and highlight elite female and LGBTQ+ talent to bring fair representation to the industry. Since its inception in 2020, Femme Gaming has created a safe space and community for thousands of marginalized gamers worldwide and continue to make strides for women and marginalized genders in the industry every day.

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