US Department of Labor and YWCA co-sponsor panel of prominent Atlanta women to celebrate Women’s History Month|Public invited to free panel discussion evening of March 16 at Georgia Power auditorium

ATLANTA – In celebration of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau is joining the YWCA of Greater Atlanta to sponsor a panel of prominent Atlanta women focusing on their achievements, challenges they have faced and how they succeeded in overcoming barriers.

The free program will be held Wednesday, March 16, at the Georgia Power Co.’s Arkwright Auditorium, 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EDT.

Titled “A Fireside Chat,” the panel will be moderated by award-winning journalist Angela Robinson. Panelists include Dr. Juel Pate Borders-Benson, an obstetrician/gynecologist, minister and civil rights activist; Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, the president of Agnes Scott College, who has a doctorate of philosophy from Oxford University; Jenny Pruitt, the CEO and founder of Atlanta Fine Homes-Sotheby’s International; Alexis Scott, the publisher of the Atlanta Daily World; and Danita Knight, a public relations and fundraising consultant.

“These extraordinary women will talk about challenges that they faced along the way — ‘the story behind the story’ — and how they overcame barriers with courage, persistence and a commitment to service,” said Paulette Norvel Lewis, the Women’s Bureau’s regional administrator in Atlanta.

Girls in the YWCA’s Teen Girls in Technology program will depict prominent women and introduce the featured panelists.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Viola Fountain in the Women’s Bureau’s Atlanta office at 404-562-2336 or

Members of the media interested in attending the event should contact Michael D’Aquino or Michael Wald in the Labor Department’s Office of Public Affairs using the information listed above.

The Women’s Bureau develops policies and standards, and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.  For more information, visit

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