Experience the sights and sounds of our Multicultural Women’s Health Fair & Empowerment Expo – the largest event of its kind in Cleveland history.
Highlights from the Multicultural Women’s Health Fair & Empowerment Expo
- Special appearance from Cynthia Bailey, a nationally recognized media personality who has used her voice and social influence to advocate for women’s health. Cynthia, who appeared in Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” has been candid about sharing her own health struggles over the years and supporting other women experiencing the same issues and pain.
- Keynote addresses from Susan “Dee” Haslam, CEO of the Haslam Sports Group; Nicole Ward, philanthropist and co-founder of the Make Them Know Your Name Foundation.
- Dynamic health talks featuring MetroHealth providers focused on pregnancy care, heart health, mental health, breast health and women’s cancer.
- On-site job interviews and employment resources with MetroHealth and more than a dozen other local organizations.
- Screenings of two powerful documentaries – “Below the Belt,” which exposes widespread problems in the health care system that disproportionately affect women; and “Black Women: Our Hope, Health and Healing,” which chronicles the challenges and barriers faced by Black women in Northeast Ohio.
- Live entertainment featuring acclaimed gospel singer Kierra Sheard-Kelly and much more.
- No-cost flu shots were provided to 180 patients from Metrohealth’s Pharmacy.
More than 2,500 women from all corners of our community put a priority on their health and well-being by attending the inaugural Multicultural Women’s Health & Empowerment Expo on Saturday, September 30, at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown. The event, which was made possible by hundreds of MetroHealth volunteers and caregivers, delivered on its promise of being an affirming, uplifting and inspiring day for women in Northeast Ohio.
“Momentum begins with the moment. And THIS, ladies, is OUR moment,” MetroHealth President & CEO Airica Steed, Ed.D, RN, MBA, FACHE, told the audience during her welcoming remarks.
The free event, a collaboration between The MetroHealth System and the Vernon Family Foundation, featured health screenings, a job fair, inspirational speakers, educational health talks, live entertainment, vendors and so much more. MetroHealth caregivers conducted thousands of health screenings, including diabetes (A1C), blood pressure, cholesterol, complete blood counts, kidney function, vitamin D levels, hepatitis B and C, pregnancy, sickle cell and more – all provided at no cost.