Feb. 9: ‘You Are Who You Think You Are: Raising Girls’ Aspirations and Expectations’


What: Women’s Fund Community Forum: “You Are Who You Think You Are: Raising Girls’ Aspirations and Expectations”

When: Feb. 9, 12 to 1:15 p.m.

Where: Community Room, Redding Library

This is the third in a series of forums sponsored by the Women’s Fund to discuss major issues facing women and families in our area.

Panelists: Jeannie Early Jacobs, coordinator, Shasta County Office of Education Bridges to Success Program.

Barbara McIver, founding and former executive director, Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley.

Join us as we explore the world in which children and adolescents are growing up today. Learn when and how we as individuals and as a community can help girls develop a good self-image, high aspirations, and a belief they can be whoever and whatever they want to be.

Jacobs is a licensed clinical social worker and coordinates Bridges to Success, a mental health program serving children, families and teachers for the 0-5 age group. She also has a private practice and is an instructor at UC Davis.

McIver founded two programs for women and girls: The Tehama County Alliance for Women and Girls, and Girls Incorporated of the Northern Sacramento Valley. She also has served on the Tehama County Board of Supervisors and governing board of the Red Bluff Elementary School District.

The Women’s Fund was founded to address persistent challenges facing women and families in the greater Redding area, and to seek solutions through the power of collective philanthropy.

A brown bag lunch will be available for $5. To ensure sufficient seating and lunches, please RSVP by calling 244-1219 or emailing info@shastarcf.org.