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Women Like Us Foundation Event: To Host Major Speakers

More than 400 attendees are expected for the 2012 Women Like Us Foundation Annual Tea and Speaker Series event from 1 to 4 p.m. on October 18 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. The event will be emceed by the international spokesperson for the Foundation Catt Sadler from E! News.


Somaly Mam                                              Linda Smith


Two internationally known speakers will be featured: Somaly Mam, the author of The Road of Lost Innocence, a CNN hero, founder of a foundation that bears her name and one of the top 100 Most Influential Women named in Time Magazine in 2009 and former U.S. Congresswoman Linda Smith, author of Renting Lacy and From Congress To The Brothel: A Journey Of Hope, Healing and Restoration and founder of Shared Hope International, a rescue and restore organization that provides services to victims of human trafficking globally.  

Guests will engage in a silent auction; network; browse many vendors representing local artists, retailers and artisans; and receive a copy of the new book Women Like Us Illuminating the World by Linda Rendleman, MS, with Sally Brown Bassett, Ph.D., and co-founders of the Women Like Us Foundation.

An excerpt from the book: “Poise can be developed at any age. Women understand the importance of self-nurturing and self-acceptance that brings them to a place of inner peace and thus opens their personal world to help others get there, too. It’s a committed, inner knowing that the duty of women-women like them and women like us- is to stand up to the world, graciously continuing with our message of connectivity and support of mankind and thus doing our part for keeping alive our determination to enrich the lives of others as well as ourselves.”

Tickets are $50/person/table of 10 or $55/individual.Location:650 N. Meridian St. For more information or to obtain tickets, call 888-958-3674 or visit
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