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Author Anne Doyle Speaks of “Springboard Moment” for Women

April 10th 2019

Author Anne Doyle Speaks of “Springboard Moment” for Women (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 10, 2019) Three generations of women have experienced gender stereotypes and inequalities in different ways, and “Powering Up” author Anne Doyle spent a recent Friday morning speaking to a room of female civic leaders and the people who encourage them about how […]

March for Consent Takes Place in Ferndale April 27

April 5th 2019

March for Consent Takes Place in Ferndale April 27 Ferndale, MI – Join us at 2 p.m. on April 27 as we gather at Geary Park in Ferndale for HAVEN’s annual March for Consent.  We will march in solidarity with survivors. We will march to make our voices heard. We will march for consent. The march […]

Auburn Hills offering Rape Aggression Defense Training Class for Women Feb. 9

February 1st 2019

Auburn Hills offering Rape Aggression Defense Training Class for Women Feb. 9 (event page) Auburn Hills, MI- Auburn Hills Police are hosting a free Rape Aggression Defense Training (RAD) on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from 9am to 6pm.  This daylong class is for individuals with all abilities. Space is limited, register by contacting Officer Michelle […]

County Commissioners Swearing in Ceremony Jan. 9

January 6th 2019

County Commissioners Swearing in Ceremony Jan. 9 Pontiac, MI- The Oakland County Board of Commissioners will hold its first meeting of the 2019-2020 session and will welcome six (6) new members, including Thomas Kuhn, Penny Luebs (pictured, middle), Gwen Markham (pictured, right), William Miller, Kristen Nelson and Angela Powell (pictured, left), as well as 15 […]

Hundreds Line Up for Holly Ladies Night

November 18th 2018

  Hundreds Line Up for Holly Ladies Night (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 18, 2018) Holly, MI -Over 1,200 ladies lined up in Downtown Holly for the villages Ladies Night Out event.  800 gift bags were given out in the first 20 minutes, and stores along Saginaw Street and Battle Alley gave presents to the women […]

Young Ladies Learn about Business and Life from Day Trip to Cambridge Offices

November 12th 2018

  Young Ladies Learn about Business and Life from Day Trip to Cambridge Offices (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 12, 2018) Royal Oak, Ferndale, Southfield, Washington Twp, MI-  When you ask some kids what they want to do when they get older, some will pipe right away up with an answer. For example, Janese James wants […]

Blumz Holly Ladies Night Out Nov. 9

November 2nd 2018

Blumz Holly Ladies Night Out Nov. 9 Ferndale, MI- Blumz by JR Designs would like to invite you to celebrate this holiday season at our back to back Ladies Night Out events! Our Ferndale event will take place on Thursday, November 8th and it will feature: Drink Donations From: WAB – Woodward Avenue Brewers, B. […]

Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards

September 28th 2018

Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- The first column Rochelle Riley ever wrote was for the Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville, KY.  In it she called out city leaders for failing to honor hometown icon Muhammad Ali by letting his boyhood home deteriorate and […]

Female Leaders Share Advice at Lathrup Village Luncheon

September 10th 2018

Female Leaders Share Advice at Lathrup Village Luncheon (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 10, 2018) Lathrup Village, MI- Lathrup Village Councilperson Donna Stallings urged women to be “BOLD.” “Bend but don’t break. Own our power. Be a Legacy Leader. And Dominate whatever your calling is,” she said. Stallings was part of a luncheon panel on Friday […]

MML #3: Sixteen Percent of City Managers are Women…

April 3rd 2018

  MML #3: Sixteen Percent of City Managers are Women, 16/50 Project Aims for Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2018) Lansing, Ferndale, Northville, Huntington Woods, MI-  In spite of being 50% of the population, women make up only  16% of  those in City/Village Manager positions. At their recent Capital Conference, the Michigan Municipal League […]