The Square teams up with Dress for Success to celebrate International Women's Day

The second edition of the Women Building Communities panel was hosted on the lawn

Group of 5 womens posing outside

In honor of International Women’s Day, The Square and Dress for Success Palm Beaches teamed up on March 8 for an empowering discussion featuring four women who are making an impact across different industries in West Palm Beach and beyond. The panel discussion offered unique insights and a fresh perspective on their vast professional and personal experiences, advice and tips, as well as the lasting impact we can all make on our communities through supporting each other and our neighborhoods, especially this past year throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch highlights from the morning here

International Women's Day

Lorna James, Managing Director of Greywood Consulting and First Lady of the City of West Palm Beach, led the panel discussion.

Panel discussion

Lisabet "LB" Summa, Executive Culinary Director of Big Time Restaurant Group, whose restaurant City Cellar is located in The Square, offered a one-of-a-kind perceptive on working in the male-dominated restaurant industry. 

Panel discussion

Artist Joiri Minaya, the latest participant in the New Wave Artist-in-Residence program hosted at The Square, shared how her race and gender have played a role in her creative career. 

Panel discussion

Doreen Allen, Senior Director of Sales of Lucid Motors, which opened in The Square in December, provided insight on how her company works to ensure gender equality and equal representation at the workplace.

Panel discussion

Dr. Debra Schwinn, President of Palm Beach Atlantic University, began leading the university at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. She shared how her and her team were able to assembled a group of medical professionals who developed a system of safeguards and procedures to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff for in-person, transformative education.

Four women posting

The Dress for Success Palm Beaches team joined the event and collected more than 20 tubes of mascara for women in need and more than $250 in donations. 

People sitting in audience

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