R2W Hosts Women’s Financial, Sexual, Personal & Professional Forum March 16

The Commonwealth's First Lady, Diane Patrick is taking part in this panel discussion.

The Commonwealth’s First Lady, Diane Patrick is taking part in this panel discussion.

Great Barrington, MA – On Saturday March 16, 2013 from 1-3 pm, R2W Talks will host a live event as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women’s Writers. Utilizing the style and structure of the New York Times Talks, Serene Mastrianni, host of the award winning weekly radio show Radio2Women, will speak with:

    First Lady Diane Patrick: lawyer, teacher, mother, and advocate for ending domestic violence, Patrick will speak to the process of empowering yourself.
    Evelyn Resh: author, sexuality counselor, and nurse-midwife. She has published two books about women and sexuality. Her writing credits also include the websites ChickRX, Gurl.com, Oprah.com, and the Huffington Post. She will share her sex-positive view of teen girls and sex.
    Sheila Keator: will provide insights into business and investment objectives. Keator has been listed as one of Barron’s Magazine Top 100 Women Financial Advisors in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and as Barron’s Magazine Top Advisor in Massachusetts in 2009.
    Multimedia journalist and women’s giving expert Joanna L. Krotz, author of “The Intelligent Guide to Giving,” will highlight the importance for women of taking charge of their wealth, their values and their legacy.

This one-time unique afternoon offering will take place in Kellogg Hall at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Admission is $25.00 to help support WBCR-LP 97.7 Great Barrington, Berkshire County’s Community Radio Station. Advance tickets are required and available exclusively through www.radio2women.com/

Serene Mastrianni co-host Radio2Women, now celebrating its 7th year as a live resource and on-air community for dialogue: Under the tag-line “We Give Women Voice because women are more than just an ‘issue,’” Serene and her co-host Gabrielle Senza have interviewed hundreds of women and are heard by thousands of women every week. Free podcasts are available on their website.Taking Serene’s talent live for annual fundraising engagements in front of real audiences assists in keeping Radio2Women an accessible and dynamic platform that is available to its listeners. It offers a unique opportunity for women in the Berkshire community to support this important programming. This event will be filmed.

Radio2Women: (R2W) broadcasts twice weekly on WBCR LP 97.7 Great Barrington and podcasts are available on the web at http://radio2women.com. R2W reaches thousands of women, nationally and world-wide. In 2012, they celebrated their 6th year on the air and over 10,000 podcasts downloaded. R2W focuses on real issues facing women everyday and their mission is simple: entertain, inform, and empower. Co-hosted by Serene Mastrianni, a pharmacist, and Gabrielle Senza, an artist, they design a weekly show featuring amazing women guests to bring you closer to what makes women so different. R2W gives women voice at no cost and without sponsorship or underwriting. R2W is real talk.

WBCR 97.7 LP-FM: The Berkshire Community Radio Alliance (BCRA) is a volunteer-based, noncommercial, community broadcast station in the town of Great Barrington, MA licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. We make broadcast air-time available to the general public and offer resources and education to all members of the community for the production and dissemination of community media.

BCRA seeks to create a forum to educate and entertain the community by offering a broad mix of cultural programming and views which reflect the diversity of the local and world community, promoting access for underrepresented voices and providing an opportunity for members of the public to produce their own programming.

About Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers (BFWW) was created in honor of Women’s History Month.Throughout the month of March BFWW hosts events at local libraries, bookstores, theaters and schools throughout Berkshire County, all of which are open to the public.Major funding for the 2013 BFFW is made possible by grants from the Massachusetts Council on the Humanities, Local Cultural Councils of many Berkshire Towns, and generous support from organizations, businesses and individuals.

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