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04:00 PM - 06:00 PM - US / Eastern

Equality - Has COVID-19 Balanced the Gender Scales? (Virtual and In-Person)

Maine Resource Compass

event details

Join the IFOB for a  panel discussion with prominent and successful business women who will share their experiences and discuss their journeys in an often male-dominated world.  After a successful program in 2020, we've decided to bring this topic back and are adding a male voice to continue the discussion. Has the pandemic spurred gains in gender equality, equal pay, and family orientated work practices? Or has it set us back? 

You know how competent you are-- now, learn some ways to close that gap between what you know is real and how others perceive (or how you want them to perceive) you.  What is your worth?  Is there a cultural shift with salaried hours (only 40 or until the job is done)?  If child care is an issue, who takes precedence?  We’ll discuss work life blend, equality, and dynamics in the workplace both remotely and in the new normal.  

From the stories of our speakers, you will discover how they have learned not only to survive but to thrive.   Some of the strategies they will impart to you include: gaining credibility, gaining respect, being effective, and succeeding in the workplace. Along with the audience, we’ll discuss what challenges and triumphs we encounter along the way.

additional information

Moderator: Noelle Castle – Owner, Castle Media Co.


  • Erin Clymer Lessard – Owner, Lessard Consulting
  • Sarah Halpin CFP®  – Partner, Back Cove Financial
  • Joan Fortin – Chief Executive Officer, Bernstein Shur
  • Dayton Benway - Managing Partner, Baker Newman Noyes

Click here to read about the moderator and panelists.

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Wygant Fossett at or 207-798-2667.

special instructions

Please click 'Reserve Ticket' above to register for this event.

Fees: Vary, please see below:

  • Future Member (In-Person) - $35
  • Future Member (Virtual) - $15
  • IFOB Member (In-Person) - No Cost
  • IFOB Member (Virtual) - No Cost

Date and Time

Wed., November 16th, 2022

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM - US / Eastern


Venue, 100 Middle Street, Portland, ME


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