BRIGHT FUTURE: Women Helping Women

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Central Iowa women gathered to inspire and encourage one another at a special event Friday.

“It’s a unique opportunity to for women to come together on a casual basis and really talk about their own work place,” Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw said to the crowd at the annual Women Helping Women luncheon.

The event is designed to raise awareness of women struggling with the challenges of life and allows working women to share their stories and experiences with each other.

Bradshaw says she has faced many challenges as woman in her profession during her career, but she believes the future is looking brighter for women in the workplace. “I think there has been a lot of progress made and I think a lot of the hard ground work has been done already and certainly the roads’ been cleared for so many young women coming on today.”

The luncheon is put on by the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center.

All proceeds from the event help fund counseling services for low income women and girls.