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Women2Women Hosts Tala Raassi to Speak on Women’s Empowerment, Overcoming Adversity

by Women2Women

Sep 26, 2019

READING, PA – Women2Women will be hosting their annual at fall signature event, Evening of Empowerment on October 1 at the Crowne Plaza Reading. Tala Raassi will be the Keynote Speaker for the event.

Raassi is an Iranian American fashion designer, entrepreneur and author. With bravery, a dream, hard work and some needle and thread, Raassi went from Iran to the Miss Universe competition and ultimately being named “One of the Most Fearless Women in the World” by Newsweek Magazine. She made her mark in the fashion world at an early age with her talent in exclusive swimwear. While her work reflects the celebration of beauty, it also reflects her belief in women’s strength. The Capitol File Magazine referred to her as the “Brave New Girl” and her book, “Fashion is Freedom: How a Girl from Tehran Broke the Rules to Change her World,” empowers women to pursue their passions fearlessly.

“We are thrilled to have Tala in Reading to speak at the Evening of Empowerment this year,” says Rachael Romig, Director of Women2Women, “her story will inspire women that even in the face of adversity and hardships, you can still succeed. There is nothing that can hold you back and YOU have control of your future. Even more importantly, there are others who will help you succeed and lift you, which is exactly what we are here to do as the Women2Women organization.”

The Evening of Empowerment will include professional networking, opportunities to engage with Women2Women partners, Tala Raassi’s Keynote speech, and an opportunity to meet Raassi at her book signing following the presentation.

Women2Women hosts monthly events and workshops throughout the year that focus on professional and personal development through their three main tenets: growing, connecting and leading. You can register for the Evening of Empowerment and all monthly events at

ABOUT WOMEN2WOMEN: We encourage women to create connections, gain knowledge, open doors and build strategic alliances, and much more, with a goal to develop more women leaders in Berks County by providing a forum where women from diverse backgrounds can learn, share ideas and mentor each other. Stay connected on Facebook @BerksWomen2Women, Instagram and Twitter @berksW2W and LinkedIn @Berks Women2Women Group.

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