Welcome to September, one of my favorite months of the entire year. It is by no surprise that many workers gain a much-needed day off to celebrate the labor they have provided all year long. This month also marks the first official sign of the Fall season. School has started, the weather may finally cool down, and pumpkin spice aromas begin to fill every coffee shop you enter.
Aside from being so excited to welcome this month, I am reminded of just how quickly the year and the time for productivity fly by. Hopefully, Women’s Policy Forum has provided you with valuable programs and resources to assist you with advancing advocacy efforts throughout your communities. Our goal is to make sure you connect and serve in the areas that inspire you the most.
This month we will hear from an organization impacting many lives in the West Fort Worth area. From community services, school-based programming, and workforce development initiatives, LVT Rise continues to make a difference for those in need and create a path forward to a better future.
As we near the final quarter of the year, we have so many events scheduled, including our New Member Mixer and our Annual Emerging Issues Symposium. The new member mixer will give all new members a chance to meet our board of directors, committee chairs, and fellow Women's Policy Forum members. We are so excited to be welcoming this in-person event back to our calendar and look forward to meeting all new members from 2021 and 2022.
The Emerging Issues Symposium is almost here and, like many of our symposiums, we are tackling a topic that has affected us all at some point or another. With facing national crises, global pandemics, and the rising cost of daily expenses, our mental health is constantly under attack. This year we will hear from experts sharing the importance of remaining mentally balanced and identifying resources that benefit those who are most at risk. Be sure to save the date for November 11th and visit the Women’s Policy Forum website for updated information and to register.
As always, be sure to like and follow the Women’s Policy Forum Facebook page to stay up to date and see all the happenings in our organization. I look forward to seeing you all on September 14th.
Women’s Policy Forum Chair