Women History Month ignites empowering Delaware events[video]

Some Delaware leaders are taking the initiative to empower women and others during Women’s History month this March.

 ‘The Power to Be Me’

The first of a series of events begins in Newark on Saturday with ‘The Power to Be Me’ event hosted by Tamera Jones. According to Jones, the goal in light of Women’s History Month is to remind women of their value and ability to walk in their own power as so many women have done previously to ‘create radical change in their personal lives and society at large.’

“This is a solution for women who may be frustrated and disappointed or feel stuck and powerless about where they are or are contemplative and excited about making their next move, but don’t know how,” Jones said.

While empowering women is the focus, Jones explained why bringing women together this weekend also benefits the Delaware community.

“Women have always played an integral part in the stability of family, business, and communities through their involvement, support, leadership, and ability to create change,” Jones said.

Reset 2015, Mega Networking

Meanwhile, author and career coach Joyce Proctor is taking the lead to reach out to people to talk about the importance of networking. In the height of social media sites, Proctor is looking to get people from behind the computer to communicate face to face during her Reset 2015 Mega Networking conference.

According to Proctor, who leads her own coaching practice, there are a number of ways people can network outside of social media. Proctor suggests people get involved in leadership, volunteerism, serving on boards and community outreach to name a few.

“I don’t want people to feel like networking is only for business owners. Networking is for everyone,” Proctor said.

However, reaching out to the younger generation she added maybe a challenge since they tend to be more glued to social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

“It’s a little bit more challenging but that’s why I’m on the road to show them the value,” Proctor said.

As far as the conference, Reset 2015 will take place on March 20th in Wilmington, just another event to uplift women during Women’s History Month.

“Networking is fun but is also helps you to develop key skills that you can use over a lifetime. My life has been a consistent series of cultivating wonderful relationships that I’ve been able to establish over a lifetime and I want to give back,” Proctor said.

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