I recently had the pleasure to meet with Kim Jones, founder and organizer of the GEM Experience in Trenton, NJ. Her upcoming event in February 2020 will include a panel discussion on mental wellness, domestic violence, and life changing moments just for women.
I’ll be one of the featured panelists and I’m super excited about being able to contribute to this much needed discussion that benefits a diverse group of women. The energy at our initial meet-up was epic as those who will be involved in February had an opportunity to share a bit of their story and their connection to mental wellness. I was able to glean off of the strength in the room as women testified of how they survived and overcame some of the most difficult moments in their lives. Meeting with these beautiful women also reminded me of my “why” concerning the work I’ve done at Healthy Relationships Network for over two years.
It’s always a pleasure to be in the company of focused and like-minded women.
I’m learning more and more that the gathering of women for a cause:
- is necessary as there are arising issues and problems that need the creativity, intelligence, passion, and attention of women who are willing to help
- can increase the personal morale of women who often feel “alone” or isolated in the work they do
- is advantageous for the communities, groups, and individuals served as talents, gifts, and resources are pooled together to enhance the effectiveness of the mission
*How are you working with other women in collaborative and impactful ways? Feel free to share in the comments section.