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Toledo, Ohio – October 27, October is National Women's Small Business Month  celebrating the creative entrepreneurs who took the plunge to start a small business  despite gender barriers. According to the 2020 report from the National Women’s  Business Council, in 1972, women only owned 4.6% of all businesses in the United  States. Now, women own 42% of businesses in the United States. 

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HeForShe is UN Women’s solidarity movement for gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. 

On Wednesday, October 27, 5:30 pm at the Toledo Museum of Arts, Glass  Pavilion, our HeForShe forum will be featuring panelists of husband-and-wife duos, father/daughter or partners in/for business together. The goal is for the speakers to share their stories, experiences, and insight into how they recognize themselves as equal partners in businesses or for businesses.  

Panelists include Megan & Joe Coyle with Coyle Funeral Home, Rita & Dr. Peter Jassal with Bombay Kitchen, Meg & Dick Ressner with Meg Ressner & Associate and Sheila &  Rodney Eason with Elevate People Solutions. This forum would not be possible without our partners KeyBank -Key4Women, The Matriots, Coyle Funeral Home, Schramm’s  Flowers, Toledo Building Services, Principal Business Enterprise, Inc., Jennifer  Panczyszyn with Edward Jones, Toledo Museum of Art, JAYRAMON, Salvatore Cappelli, The Secor and BNI - Glass City Business Builders.  

This ticketed program will include a sit-down dinner catered by Toledo Museum of Art.  For our Media Partner, we welcome you to support for media coverage by creating awareness and celebrate the National Women’s Business Month in the Northwest Ohio. 

Established in 2014, Inclusive for Women Inc. - Women of Toledo (WOT) is a 501c3 nonprofit  organization serving the Greater Toledo community that advocates for diversity and inclusion with a focus  on economic empowerment. The organization offers programs and services that help tackle issues critical  to women’s economic advancement and interrupt various biases in the workplace, marketplace,  community, and family. We have a remarkably diverse group of women leaders committed to bringing  together youth and women to learn from and support each other. For more information on WOT and other  initiatives, please visit

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