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Event Features Interactive Panel Discussions

The Baltimore County Commission for Women will host its third Diversity Dimensions forum on Thursday, October 4 at the Perry Hall branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. The free event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and registration is required.

Diversity Dimensions is a series of interactive panel discussions, sponsored by the Baltimore County Commission for Women, where women can share ideas and explore their differences in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. The first forum was held in September 2017 in Randallstown.

“Attendees will hear from a group of women who have experienced challenging hurdles and been motivated to move beyond simple tolerance, embraced rich dimensions of diversity and demanded equality of treatment,” said Commission for Women Commissioner Bella Santos Owens.

 Guest panelists include:

Jennifer Aubert-Utz, Assistant Chief, Baltimore County Fire Department

Vicki Ballou-Watts, Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court

Danette Zaghari-Mask, Nonprofit and Compliance Attorney

The Baltimore County Commission for Women was established by an act of the Baltimore County Council on January 3, 1977. Its mission is to educate, identify and advocate for programs, legislation, and services to meet the needs of the women of Baltimore County.


Event Features Interactive Panel Discussions

The Baltimore County Commission for Women will host its second Diversity Dimensions forum on Tuesday, April 17 at the Arbutus branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. The free event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and registration is required.

Diversity Dimensions is a series of interactive panel discussions, sponsored by the Baltimore County Commission for Women, where women can share ideas and explore their differences in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. The first forum was held in September 2017 in Randallstown, and the third forum will be held this fall in the White Marsh area.

“Attendees will hear from a group of women who have experienced challenging hurdles and been motivated to move beyond simple tolerance, embraced rich dimensions of diversity and demanded equality of treatment,” said Commission for Women President Bella Santos Owens.

 Guest panelists include:

  • Vicki Almond, Councilwoman–District 2, Baltimore County
  • Karen Mazer, Founder/Owner, Synchronicity Boutique
  • Candace Breland Osunsade, Senior VP, National Aquarium of Baltimore
  • Danette Zaghari-Mask, Nonprofit and Compliance Attorney

Baltimore County Commission for Women was established by an act of the Baltimore County Council on January 3, 1977. Its mission is to educate, identify and advocate for programs, legislation, and services to meet the needs of the women of Baltimore County. Learn more about the Commission for Women on the County website.


Kamenetz to Honor Three Outstanding Women at March Ceremony

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County Commission for Women will recognize three outstanding women at a ceremony on Thursday, March 1. The annual Woman of the Year awards are given to female Baltimore County residents who have enhanced the lives of others and made significant contributions to their community, workplace, or school to further the interests of women and children.

The Baltimore County Commission for Women 2018 award winners are:

  • Laura Clary, BSN, RN as the “Woman of the Year,” GBMC nurse, clinical manager of GBMC’s Safe Program, advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and recipient of the 2017 America’s Most Amazing Nurse from Prevention Magazine. She lives in Essex.
  • Assistant Baltimore County Fire Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz as the “Woman Making a Difference,” a leader in a male-dominated profession and the highest-ranking woman with the Baltimore County Fire Department. She resides in Parkville.
  • Gabriella McLean as the “2018 Young Woman of the Year,” senior at Catonsville High School championing homelessness among children and young adults.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will lead the recognition ceremony, together with members of the County Council and Baltimore County Statehouse delegation. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in the County Council Chambers, on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse in Towson.

“For more than four decades, the Commission for Women has served our communities through outreach and educational initiatives to advocate for true gender equity for women and girls in our County and I commend them for their efforts and congratulate this year’s honorees,” said Kamenetz.  

The Baltimore County Commission for Women was formed on January 3, 1977 by an act of the Baltimore County Council to address the needs of women through education, outreach and advocacy. The Commission works to identify and advocate for programs, legislation and services to meet the needs of Baltimore County’s women and children.

For additional information about these awards and the Commission for Women, people may contact Nancy Surosky at 410-887-2450 or nsurosky@baltimorecountymd.gov.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017