In the heart of Motor City, where innovation and resilience have always been key, Detroit's Future is Female (DFF) had the unique privilege of participating as a vendor at the International Women's Forum (IWF) from October 3-6, 2023. This annual gathering of brilliant minds, leaders, and visionaries was held at the Detroit Marriott, symbolizing a profound milestone in the city's renaissance and the empowerment of women. To add to the excitement, DFF had the opportunity to meet Governor Gretchen Whitmer, reinforcing their commitment to female empowerment.
Detroit's Future is Female is not just a movement; it's a commitment to making a difference in the lives of women. Founded with the belief that Detroit's future is intrinsically tied to the success and empowerment of its women, DFF has been working relentlessly to create opportunities, empower entrepreneurs, and foster a culture of collaboration.
The International Women's Forum is an annual event that brings together women from diverse fields, backgrounds, and experiences. It serves as a platform for women to network, learn, and engage in discussions about the critical issues affecting our world today. This year, IWF and Michigan Women Forward provided an ideal space for DFF to showcase its mission and vision, aligning perfectly with the global theme of women's empowerment.
As a vendor at the IWF, DFF set up a booth that beautifully encapsulated the essence of our work. The booth featured bestselling products like hoodies, t-shirts, and "mama" totes & hats. It was a space that radiated empowerment and celebrated the incredible talent that DFF has to offer.
One of the highlights of DFF's participation at IWF was the opportunity to briefly meet Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The meeting was a momentous occasion for the organization, as Governor Whitmer has been a vocal advocate for gender equality and women's rights. The photo opportunity was a powerful symbol of the shared commitment to women's empowerment, and it sent a message of unity and support.
DFF's participation at the IWF not only brought well-deserved recognition to the organization but also highlighted the incredible potential of women in Detroit. It showcased how when given the opportunity, women can thrive, innovate, and uplift their communities. Detroit's future is, indeed, female, and events like the IWF reaffirm this belief.
As DFF packed up its booth at the Detroit Marriott after four days of networking, collaboration, and inspiration, the organization's mission remains steadfast. The experience at IWF served as a reminder that when women are empowered, they can change the trajectory of their cities and communities. Detroit's Future is Female will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that women in Detroit have the resources, support, and opportunities they need to thrive.
In a city known for its resilience, Detroit's Future is Female represents the strength and determination of the women who call this city home. The participation at the International Women's Forum was not just an event; it was a testament to the power of female empowerment and the bright future that lies ahead for Detroit. As the city rebuilds and grows, it is clear that women will play a pivotal role in shaping its destiny.