Upcoming Events

Join us for upcoming in-person and virtual events!


Engagement Evenings - Fall and Winter 2021-2022

Women in the Economy: The Power of Money

Join local community leaders and fellow Chapter members to discuss how we can advance gender equality. Informal, conversational, engaging. Watch your newsletter for locations and dates.


WE WALK: Women’s Empowerment Walk

October 1 - December 10, 2021

Support UN Women initiatives to end violence against women around the world. For the first time, we will join UN Women USA Chapters across the US to host a national fundraising walk with virtual and in-person events. 

More information: https://unwomenusa.rallybound.org/virtual-walk


Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival

March 10 - March 14, 2022

Now in its 23rd year, this high-profile festival presents groundbreaking films by established and emerging filmakers from around the world. Enjoy virtual streaming of all films plus live Sarasota events. 


Ongoing Events

Book Club: Meets the second Monday of every month for a discussion of books portraying women around the globe. Contact Leita Kaldi Davis at lkaldi@hotmail.com

NEW! Curious Feminist Social Club: Make a difference with local gender equity advocates. Meetings, post-work socials, and volunteer opportunities. 

Adopt-a-Road: Meet other members and do good at the same time. Bring family members. Easy and fun. Have you seen our sign around town?


CONTACT: gulfcoast@unwomenusa.org


Past Events

Bookstore1 and GC:  A Community Conversation about Gender Equality and the Environment

January 26, Sunday A panel discussion with Christine Johnson, President of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, and Dr. Heather O'Leary, Assistant Professor ISS-Anthropology, University of South Florida. Moderated by E. Scott Osborne and Chris Serio Martin. 


A HeForShe Community Event with Second Chance Last Opportunity.

February 29, Saturday: GC teamed up with Second Chance Last Opportunity (SCLO) and hosted a HeForShe program encouraging men – fathers, uncles, stepfathers, brothers – to support the aspirations and gender equality of the young women in their lives.

The February dinner/dance engaged SCLO community members to gain a better understanding of how to be supportive male role models and advocate for gender equality as well as celebrate the aspirations of young women. For more about SCLIO: secondchancelastopportunity.org

Click here to learn more about HeForShe: https://unwomenusa.org/gcc/heforshe


Walk With Us

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Teams and individuals from all over the world took part in our virtual Walk to End Violence Against Women -- and together, we raised over $18,000. Learn more about this fantastic annual event here.

August Community Conversation: Behind the Lens With WOC Filmmakers

Thursday, August 13 at 5 p.m.: Join us on Zoom on Thursday, August 13 at 5 p.m. as Lenore Thomas (director and producer of Weep Not, a phenomenal short from TWE 2020), Alyscia Cunningham (I Am More Than My Hair, a 2020 TWE award-winning documentary short), Karen Arango (Families Together/Familias Unidas), Iman Zawahry, and other women filmmakers from our Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival participate in a panel discussion on race and gender in film. Q&A to follow.