United Way of Paducah-McCracken County and Paducah Professional Women (PPW) will host the fifth annual Power of the Purse luncheon and silent purse auction on Tuesday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m., at Walker Hall Events Center, 229 Madison Street. Proceeds benefit the hosts, United Way of Paducah-McCracken County and PPW. The title sponsor of the event is Baptist Health Paducah.
Power of the Purse is being held on Women’s Equal Pay Day and will focus on empowering women in the workplace. Recent U.S. Census Bureau data shows women working full-time, year-round make 80 cents for every dollar a male earns – African American women earn only 66.6 percent, Asian American women 91.9 percent and Hispanic women earning only 60.1 percent of the pay. This data illustrates the need for women to be encouraged and empowered to gain their full value in the workplace.
Advance reservations are required. Individual tickets are $50 plus sales tax, and corporate sponsorships are available. Power of the Purse Founding Members will be recognized. For information, contact Susan Gibson at 270.442.1691 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservation deadline is March 29 or sell out date.