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Vanessa Shields

Alumna to address United Way women’s luncheon

Author and poet Vanessa Shields (BA 2002) will deliver the keynote address at a luncheon May 10 honouring women engaged in improving Windsor-Essex.

The “Celebrating Women who Inspire Us” event is sponsored by the United Way of Windsor-Essex County and the associated group Women Leading the Way.

Shields, a communications grad, is the author of the books I am that Woman, Look at Her, and Laughing through a Second Pregnancy.

Tickets to the luncheon, at the Fogolar Furlan Club of Windsor, are available until May 3 and cost $35 per person. Organizers ask guests to bring a children’s book to be donated to the United Way’s summer lunch program. Find more information, including registration details, at