Whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve” – W. Clement Stone

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Announcing the next in our series of  “Wise and Strong Women Speak” events!  This is a semi-annual program that invites remarkable women into a public conversation to share their lives and wisdom.  The focus this time will be on aspirations and inspirations, and on the roll of mentors who have helped in finding and fulfilling our true selves.

Gale HartGale Hart will share her personal story which includes: overcoming the challenges of being a single mother of three by the age of 23, leaving an abusive relationship, working while attending college, being sister of a murder victim, losing her home in a fire and being a caretaker of a son with a traumatic brain injury. “We get our strength from those that have gone before us” says Gale and “Sometime we just need a little encouragement.” She used to believe that life was what happened to you, but grew to understand from those who came before her, that life is a series of choices.  Through diversity, she found forgiveness, gratitude and her voice.

Gale is one of the most upbeat and inspiring woman you will ever meet.  Just as she was encouraged and helped along the way, Gale now inspires others.  In addition to her work as Finance Director at United Way, she spends time with other women sharing her experience and walking with them in journeys of change.

Bonnie Rousseau and Heather Flanders, two women who have recently come to volunteer at the women’s center, will join Gale in the second half.  We will hear a bit of their stories, and then the three women will enter into a conversation about finding and taking the next step.

Come join us and be inspired! No reservations are needed, just come and bring a friend.  Light snacks and beverages will be offered.  There is no charge, though a donation to the women’s center is appreciated. For more information call 513-3922.