City of Chandler invites community to inaugural Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

April 27, 2023
Women's Empowerment Luncheon identity

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The City of Chandler’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division invites Chandler women to its inaugural Women’s Empowerment Luncheon on Friday, May 12. Women who either serve the Chandler community, live and/or work in Chandler are encouraged to attend. The free luncheon will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. 

The event will feature Steph “The Hammer” Roach as the keynote speaker. Roach is an author, adaptive athlete and entrepreneur who will share her experiences and perspectives as someone who has turned her life's adversities into her greatest potential. Born with Cerebral Palsy and given very slim chances of making it out of the hospital alive, to having to fight cancer later in life, she’s no stranger to overcoming life's hurdles. She will share her insight to alter your perspective and use the tools you possess to triumph over any challenges life may bring.

The keynote speech will be followed by an esteemed panel of female leaders and champions from the Chandler community who will discuss and reflect on their lived experiences and journeys in both their personal and professional lives. Panelists include:

  • Councilmember Christine Ellis, City of Chandler
  • Rhia Nkulu, radio talk show host
  • Sarina Ryczek, business owner and founder, SAGE186, LLC
  • Kelly Schwab, city attorney, City of Chandler
  • Patti Serrano, board member, Chandler Unified School District

Seating is limited and RSVPs are required. Register online at Women's Empowerment Luncheon. To learn more about the programs and events offered by the City’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division, visit Chandler Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Media contact:
Stephanie Romero
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer