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Women Connect Event to Focus on Different Stages of a Woman’s Life

Published: Oct. 23, 2023

Women from throughout the Omaha area will gather on Saturday, Nov. 4, for Women Connect, a program launched by Methodist Hospital Foundation to educate and empower women to prioritize their health.

The fall event will focus on three stages of a woman’s life: puberty, reproductive age and menopause – the most requested and asked about topics.

“We designed this program around feedback from our Women Connect community,” said Tracy Madden-McMahon, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital Foundation. “Bring your daughters, mothers and friends. This is a chance for women of all ages to ask questions and interact with our Methodist experts.”

Following a panel discussion, attendees will have a chance to actively address period poverty in our communities. A Reuters survey of low-income women found that nearly two-thirds couldn’t afford menstrual hygiene products during the previous year. Nearly half said there were times when they couldn't afford to buy both food and period products.

“We’re going to have a direct impact. We’re inviting our entire Women Connect community to help us pack kits for women who don’t have access to safe period products,” said Courtney Gatzemeyer, Women Connect coordinator.

The morning will also include a variety of experiences that promote healthy living:

  • Free flu shots
  • Yoga flow for a strong pelvic floor
  • Connect with a dietitian – nutrition essentials for women 

Women Connect is comfy, casual and free:

  • Doors open at 8 a.m. Program begins at 9 a.m.
  • Location: Nebraska Methodist College – The Josie Harper Campus

Those interested in attending the Nov. 4 event can register and submit questions at