Pursuing Inspiration – October 18, 2023

Join Women’s Initiative for our annual fall event, Pursuing Inspiration! This year’s theme is Connecting through Kindness. Women thrive when they have meaningful connections with others. Now more than ever, it’s important that we help build and cultivate a culture of kindness in our daily lives. We are excited to invite you to hear from McKenna Reitz, a TEDx Speaker, who will share how we can practice empathy, compassion and generosity for ourselves and others.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to arrive early and enjoy networking, lunch, bid on luxury purses or buy raffle tickets for gently loved purses. Proceeds will help support the Family & Child Abuse Prevention Center, an organization that helps women and children experiencing abuse.

McKenna Reitz is a TEDx speaker, an award-winning high school AP Psychology teacher, and an alopecia warrior who empowers others to reframe life’s challenges into gifts and opportunities so they can lead with confidence and purpose. After losing all her hair due to Alopecia, McKenna uses her journey of having this autoimmune disease to help others overcome the loss by resetting the mindset of their “loss” into growth and opportunities.

She is an inspirational force, helping world-class teams succeed, time and again, in the face of great challenges and change. McKenna has been featured in Forbes, Woman’s Day, USA Today, Yahoo! News, U.S. News & World Report, Good Housekeeping, Business Insider, VeryWell, MindBodyGreen and featured on Good Morning America, The Jennifer Hudson Show, Good Day DC, Good Morning Washington, theList, and Cheddar News.

Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

Members – $40 ($50 after Labor Day) | Nonmembers – $45 ($60 after labor day)


Sponsorship Opportunities available! If you or your company would be interested in supporting Women’s Initiative and receiving some special benefits, please view our sponsorship package. Questions? Email WomensInitiative@unitedwaytoledo.org.


Thank you, Sponsors!

Power of the Purse Silent Auction & Raffle

This year we are excited to introduce the Power of the Purse Silent Auction, where you will have the opportunity to bid on a selection of beautiful purses or participate in a raffle and win a gently loved designer purse. We will share more about the auction and the purses you can win as we get closer to the event.

If you have a designer purse that is in good condition that you are ready to part from, please consider donating! Those interested in donating can email WomensInitiative@unitedwaytoledo.org


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