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At Inforum, we have many opportunities to see many great leaders in action in pursuit of our vision of a culture that embraces women leading and succeeding.

The innovative Mother & Baby Day Program opened at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in 2012. Only the second in the country at the time, the program offers hope for women struggling with depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. These conditions are collectively known as Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) and are the number one complication of pregnancy and childbirth. During its first 10 years, over 1,700 women received treatment at the Mother & Baby Program.

A colleague has cancer. A neighbor is divorcing. A friend is struggling with infertility. Often, we avoid reaching out because we're unsure what to say or do during these challenging seasons. Wisdom of the Wounded is a ministry dedicated to inspiring and equipping others to care well for those who are suffering.

Each year, Inforum, the nonprofit I represent, celebrates the accomplishments of women at our annual Capstone dinner. We're still feeling the joy from the 500 people who came to the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids to hear Michelle Li, journalist and founder of the Very Asian Foundation.

The number of individuals it takes to pull off an event the size of the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival—taking place November 18-19, 2022 at DeVos Place—is almost beyond comprehension. From the festival producers to the distributors, volunteers to educators, chefs to back-of-house crew, this event is a success because of all the passionate individuals who work around the clock to deliver a memorable experience.

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