Annual Lunch: Climate Change is a Woman's Issue

Annual Lunch 2021

A Virtual Event
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at noon
Location: Zoom
Theme: "Climate Change is a Women's Issue"

Climate Change is a Women's Issue
Engage with experts
Raise funds for UN Women programs
Dr. Meg Lowman
Called the “Einstein of the treetops” by the Wall Street Journal, "Canopy Meg" was the founding director of the Nature Research Center in Raleigh, NC, and Executive Director of Selby Botanical Gardens. She is an author, treetop explorer, scientist, mom, and change-agent for conservation. Joining Dr. Lowman will be Victor Van Klemperer, who will address financing environmental sustainability initiatives.
Dr. Heather O'Leary
Dr. Heather O’Leary, Assistant Professor Anthropology, University of South Florida. She champions citizen engagement for sustainable urban development. Dr. O’Leary will take us on a visual tour around the world, to the rainforests and India, to explore inequalities when it comes to women and water, disparities in justice, and how to produce more equity in the ways we think and talk about women and water so that we reframe women as active change agents, rather than victims. Dr. O'Leary
Carol B. Green
Carol B. Green, President/CEO, Weight Watchers of the Rocky Mountain Region, Inc.; founder of The Women's Bank, Denver; National Winner of Woman in Business Award; author; former National Board UNIFEM; community volunteer; and longtime GCC member.
Raffle, Auction, and a TWE Preview
Participate in a virtual auction, featuring photographs by MaryAnn Vitiello, like the one above. Take a sneak peek at our Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival Film, and more.
Tickets $100 each, includes 1 UN Women membership* and 1 raffle ticket
8 tickets for $750, includes 1 UN Women membership* and 10 raffle tickets
* Current GCC members receive a membership to gift to a friend.


Annual Lunch Tickets
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Fall Lunch 2019-2020


Two hundred guests attended our

"Invitation to Activism," this year's annual Fall Lunch. 

We learned about the valuable work of UN Women in 90 countries with more than a $300 million annual budget. We recognized the work of local Champions of Gender Equality, such as the Women's Sports Museum, United Nations Association and men who support HeForShe.

Thank you to Manatee Educational Television, and to Charles Clapsaddle and his team, for filming our event. Click below to view.





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2018-2019 Fall Lunch

A warm thank you to all who attended "Finding Our Voices", where we heard inspiring words from Dr. Tracy Collins, Dr. Mona Jain, and Dr. Anila Jain. We discussed gender equality as a basic human right - a right which unleashes the potential of half the population, and we explored language to use when confronted with inappropriate comments.
Thanks to generous members and guests, our raffle, auction, and donations exceeded our expectations and doubled proceeds from last year. All funds go to support valuable UN Women programs. 

  • When women have more control over family resources and are more educated, spending patterns benefit communities and children. 
  • When women are included in peace processes, there is a 35% increase in a peace lasting at least 15 years.
  • When there are three or more women in senior management roles, the organization scores higher in ALL dimensions of organizational effectiveness.
  • And in Fortune 500 companies, those businesses with the greatest representation of women in management positions delivered a 34% higher return to shareholdersthan companies for companies with the lowest representation of women.
  • UN Women is THE global agency that provides that powerful voice about gender equity throughout the world, working with governments to change employment laws, providing training to involve women in peace processes, and working with cities to increase safety.

Watch a wonderful video of our event below:

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