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5th annual Women As Change Makes Summit planned

Carson City women and men are invited to attend the 5th Annual Women As Change Makers Summit, an event with international impact organized to empower, inspire women while raising funds to improve the livelihood of women living in poverty in Kenya.

Women As Change Makers Summit: Brilliant Women & Bold Ideas is scheduled to take place Friday, Sept. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno. The summit is a one-day event designed to provide Reno-Tahoe women with the tools, knowledge and network to take their business or career to the next level. It includes inspirational speakers, engaging workshops, a female founder business pitch competition and a social good marketplace.

"WACM offers women a vehicle to thrive," Reno-based Social Entrepreneur, Zawadisha Founder and WACM Organizer and Master of Ceremonies Jen Gurecki said. "As we evolve as a society we have to realize women are 50 percent of the population, a population worth investing in."

All women living in or near Reno-Tahoe are invited and encouraged to purchase tickets to the summit. Space is limited. The event has sold out two years in a row.

The event is filled with inspirational speakers, engaging workshops, a female founder business pitch competition and a social good marketplace.

Business pitch competition participants include: FATCO, Shelter Packs, Betts Fit, and Woom Carrier.

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All funds raised through WACM summit ticket sales will go toward improving the lives of women living in poverty in Kenya through the nonprofit organization Zawadisha.

Zawadisha removes barriers for rural women to access clean energy and water products by eliminating the up-front costs through an in-house microlending and distribution program.

Tickets are $65-$299. Space is limited.

For information, contact Jen Gurecki, jen@zawadisha.org, 530-416-5682.

The Atlantis Casino Resort is at 3800 S. Virginia St., Reno.