Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Author & Speaker, Jane R. Plitt

The Women’s Resource Center proudly presents Author & Speaker, Jane R. Plitt on Tuesday, May 16 at the Manatee Center (1926 Manatee Ave. W) for two very special free, friendly family events.

Book Launch Party – 10 to 11:30 am
Join us for a cup of coffee and a delightful pastry as Plitt debut’s her first ever children’s book, Martha’s Magical Hair. The colorful illustrations and story bring to life the tale of Martha Matilda Harper and her revolutionary business endeavors. As an entrepreneur, Harper created modern franchising in 1891 with her Harper’s Method.

Reading & Discussion – 7 to 8:30 pm 
Plitt will read an excerpt from her original book Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream entailing how one girl went from servitude to establishing and owning 500 hair salons world wide. The reading will be followed by a discussion on contemporary business and franchising. Lite bites and refreshments will be provided.

Both books will be available for autograph and purchase on site.
We hope to see you there!

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Our classes and workshops range in topics from Emotional Eating to Excel, from Employability to Achieving a More Fair & Equitable Divorce Settlement… you will certainly have variety with our programs!

Major events are offered throughout the year, such as our Renaissance fundraiser in March, Scholarship Awards in May, program and community partner planning in the summer, Fall Legacy Luncheon fundraiser in November and many more. In addition, there are several smaller events that are held at our facility on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis.

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Rental Space Available 

Looking for a rental space to host board retreats, receptions, classes, art showcases and more? The Women’s Resource Center has rental space available within the non-profit’s large building. Choose from two rooms with capacity varying from 20 to 85. Click here for the rental contract. Call (941) 366-1700 for more information.