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•  Next Commission Meeting August 11, 2014 in Bay Harbor The Michigan Women's Commission will hold its next meeting on Monday, August 11, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Bay Harbor Village and Conference Center, 4000 Main Street, in Bay Harbor, Michigan, 49770. The guest speaker will be Cheryl A. Bachelder, who is the CEO of Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen. Her presentation is entitled Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results By Serving Others. Bachelder is known for her strategic thinking, franchise focused approach, superior financial performance and the development of outstanding leaders and teams. Under her leadership, Popeye's market share has grown from 14% to 21% and margins have increased from 17% to 21%. She has served on numerous boards, including the Board of Directors for Pier 1 Imports. Click "more" to see more of her inspiring biography.

Following Bachelder's presentation, the Commission will hear updates and vote on new performance goals for their stated priorities of raising awareness of human trafficking, women veterans, and women in business.

All meetings of the Michigan Women's Commission are open to the public. Guests are welcome to attend and listen to the speaker or stay for the entire meeting. If you want to attend and need accommodations to do so, contact Elizabeth Thompson at or 313-456-4702 by Thursday, August 7, 2014.

• Michigan Women Veterans Survey Greetings fellow female veterans of Michigan:
As a Navy veteran myself, I have a special commitment to my sister veterans. I want to help in developing services which are meaningful to our Michigan women veterans, and to assess the quality of existing services. That’s why we are asking for your help, as we try to understand the needs of women veterans in Michigan. We developed a survey, with questions to help us learn about your military background, health status, and use of veteran services offered in Michigan. The survey is completely anonymous. We will use the information in your answers for collective analysis of issues that affect women veterans in Michigan. The survey is online at . Or, call us at 313-456-4702 for a paper copy. Please do share this information with other women veterans living in Michigan. We would love to get responses from all the 50,000 women veterans in Michigan!
Anne K. Thompson, LCDR USN, Ret.
Chair, Michigan Women’s Commission

Michigan Women
Michigan Women's Commission, 3054 W. Grand Blvd., Ste. 3-600, Detroit MI 48202, 313-456-4702

Next Meeting: August 11, 2014, 2 p.m., Bay Harbor Village Hotel & Conference Center, 4000 Main Street, Bay Harbor, MI 49770. The Michigan Women's Commission (MWC) was statutorily created in 1968 with the mission of improving the lives of Michigan women. Throughout its 44 year history, the MWC has worked on many issues, and its current priorities are women in business, women veterans and human trafficking.The MWC also serves as a referral agency for Michigan women and helps them navigate federal, state and local resources. We tweet under the handle @MIWomensComm, post on Facebook as  Michigan-Womens-Commission and e-publish information on a variety of topics. We are a partner in the yearly "Young Women, Strong Leaders" conferences. Commission meetings are held quarterly, and the location rotates throughout the state. Join us at an upcoming meeting.

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 •  Human Trafficking (US Dept. of State)
 •  Polaris Project(National Center on Human Trafficking)
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 •  VA Center for Women Veterans
 •  Veterans Affairs Agency - Michigan
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