Panel Discussion for Women's History Month Raises Important Questions for a Woman's Future

The Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women had recently conducted a panel discussion on the occasion of Women’s History month on March 19th 2016, which brought to the surface a multitude of questions for the future of today’s woman.


Bridgewater, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/30/2016 -- Women are known to handle family, professional and personal lives effortlessly. They can volunteer and respond to public service whilst still taking care of their families and their work. In order to celebrate the success of women, the Somerset County Federation of democratic Women organized a panel discussion for Women's History Month. This discussion enabled attendees to understand the powerful role of a woman and how a balance can strike to change current dynamics.

Some of the powerful speakers who graced the event included Caryl Shoffner who is also Mayor of South Bound Brook, Maria Rodriguez, who is a 2015 NJ Assembly candidate and also deputy speaker, Grace Spencer.

Maria Rodriguez who is also a potential candidate for freeholder in Somerset County explained how she believed that women were currently living in a sandwich generation. She further explained that women are expected to care for their children as well as their parents when they grow old. In addition to this, they are also extremely passionate about their careers, managing which becomes extremely challenging.

Maria spoke about how she wishes to work to change these dynamics. By doing so one can ensure that companies overall do not have just 20 CEOs but 250 with equal and active participation of women in the hiring process too.

The discussion was kept alive with a series of intelligent questions posed by the president of the federation, Margaret Weinberger. Chairwoman of Somerset County Peg Schaffer, assemblyman Joe Danielsen from district 17 and Joe Forte representing assemblyman Andrew Zwicker from district 16 also attended the event.

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