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Celebrate Women's History Month with NEW event in St. Charles

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Celebrate Women's History Month with the Network of Entrepreneurial Women from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Town House Books, 105 N. Second Ave., St. Charles.

It will feature special guest speaker Barbara Joan Zeitz. She is a women's historian, gender equity analyst and author with a master's in women's studies and law. A former Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar Speaker, she writes a monthly online column CountHerHistory now in its 10th year at aauw-il.org/information. Her book is a prime example of women representing this year's Women's History Month theme, "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment." Published in 2012, "A Thesaurus of Women From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones" is an anthology of her online columns, which she began in 2007. It celebrates women, most unknown, and their accomplishments, all well known." Her second book is scheduled for publication in 2014.

Town House Books, an independent bookstore for all ages located in historic Century Corners in downtown St. Charles, opened its doors in 1974 and also houses the Town House Café, featuring a menu of fresh-from-scratch soups and creative sandwiches.

Learn more about inspiring women, network with fellow trailblazers and browse the store for inspiration and celebration.

The Network of Entrepreneurial Women is a group of Chicago area business women who are upgrading business networking in the Chicago suburbs and beyond. Focusing on no-nonsense networking, the group holds fun and creative events that inspire attendees to work together, refer each other and most of all cheer each other on as the membership succeeds together.

To RSVP, email thepositivelynew@gmail.com or visit meetup.com/TheNEWgroup/.

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