This past Friday, we all had the privilege of attending the Women’s Resource Center’s WILD WOMEN of Newport Luncheon. Our fearless leader Libby was named as one of Newport’s Wild Women- dubbed a “Trailblazer”- among 11 other fascinating local women. Despite the tropical storm brewing outside, the attendees of this luncheon were dressed to the nines as excitement and pride twirled through the room. There was an overwhelming- yet refreshing- air of empowerment at this luncheon- and as business women foraging our way in a male-dominated world- this 2 hour event during our busy work week was an inspirational reminder that to celebrate female leadership on Aquidneck Island. Keynote speaker Dr. Agnes Doody of University of Rhode Island gave a wildly entertaining speech recalling getting chastised by the Dean at URI for riding a bicycle to class. Back in the late 50′s, evidently it wasn’t considered ladylike for women to indulge in such physical activities. (Ha!) Dr. Doody discussed many of the gender barriers that she personally fought to break down and applauded us for the progress that women have achieved in the workplace and in society. A delightful event, we congratulate all of the women who were nominated as Wild Women- may you continue to inspire us!