“Women’s History Events in Raleigh/Durham”

The Raleigh/Durham area is rich in women’s history and will be hosting several local events to celebrate the month. With more and more women entering business and starting their own businesses it is fitting that this year’s theme is Women’s Education-Women’s Empowerment. That opens the door for several different types of events.

On Sunday, March 25, 2012 the Women’s Voices Choir will be singing at the Durham County Library. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. The music will be a mix of secular and spiritual music. The musical selections will focus on women writers and poets. More information can be found at zvents.com.

You can also celebrate Women’s History Month at Scout and Molly’s with the National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Raleigh. The event is on March 14, 2012 and will last from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Scout and Molly is located in Raleigh, North Carolina at 435 Daniel Street. The atmosphere is modern and dress is trendy.

The North Carolina Council for Women will be sponsoring an event at the North Carolina Museum of History on March 27th at 6:30pm. You can call (919) 807-7992 to register or you can find more information online at www.visitraleigh.com. The keynote speaker will be Anita Brown-Graham, Executive Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University.

One of the biggest events of Women’s History Month is Women’s Empowerment which will be held on March 17, 2012 at the RBC Center in Raleigh. Women’s Empowerment is an annual event created in 1994 that is designed to enhance the lives of African-American women and specifically addresses issues of health, relationships and overall lifestyle.

The keynote speaker will be Tyra Banks. Tyra Banks is one of the most noted models of her day in addition to being an actress and media personality. Doors open at 12:00pm and tickets, which can be purchased from www.rbccenter.com, range from $45 to $125 per person. Most of these events are no or low cost, but the increased cost for this event is due to the very high profile performers at the event.

This year’s Women’s Empowerment speakers and performers include, but are not limited to, Kim Burrell, Robin Thicke, Wale, Anthony Hamilton, VaShawn Mitchell and Michael Baisden. There will be celebrity autograph sessions, various vendors and several unforgettable performances by national recording artists. There will also be plenty of food for sale at this all day event.

Step out and see what the women of Raleigh/Durham have to offer. There will be local notables at all of the events from all fields. The networking available at all of these events should be remarkable.

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