Women from across Lake County are invited to participate in a free community conversation as part of the Voices of Florida Women project, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm or 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, at the Clermont City Center 620 W. Montrose St, Clermont, Florida. The events are hosted by the Women’s Giving Alliance of the Community Foundation South Lake and the City of Clermont.

“We are excited to host two Community Conversations in the beautiful city of Clermont,” said Project Chair Commissioner Jenna Persons. “We look forward to talking with these women about the issues that are important to them and continuing that dialogue in the future in our locale and across the State.”

The year-long Voices project, sponsored by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW), is intended to help gain a comprehensive understanding of issues impacting Florida women and their families. A report with the findings and recommendations will be released in January 2020.

“The Florida Commission on the Status of Women hopes to gain the best possible understanding of Florida women’s concerns,” said Commission Chair Lady Dhyana Ziegler, DCJ, Ph.D. “We are encouraging women from across Florida to talk to us about the challenges they encounter in their everyday lives so we may share their concerns at the local, state, and national levels. Providing this data to key decision-makers and leaders will help make positive changes for all women and families.” 

Free community conversations will be held throughout the state during the Fall, allowing women from diverse backgrounds and locales to gather and express their concerns and ideas. A comprehensive online survey will also be available to those unable to attend a live session. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please sign up at https://clermontvoices.eventbrite.com. For questions about this event and the Voices of Florida Women project, contact Kelly Sciba, Executive Director at ksciba@fcsw.net.

“We are honored that Darren Gray our City Manager saw the value of this opportunity for our Lake county women to voice their needs in our community and that the Florida Commission on the Status of Women entrusted the WGA to help make this happen, please take advantage of this time to share your voice” said current president of WGA Mary Lou Wieloszynski.