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Women's Forum to Balance Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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RICHLAND, Wash.--  Almost 100 women attended the "Creating Balance: The Pursuit of Health, Wealth, and Happiness," luncheon and panel discussion Thursday. 

They talked about the difficulties of how to balance raising a family and having a career.   Also, how hard it can be for women to stay fit and healthy in our busy world.  

This event was put on by the non-profit organization Creating Balance.  Creating Balance is a group of local businesswomen who were  inspired by one young woman's letter to the editor of the Tri-Cities Herald, saying,  "I think that having a woman president would be a bad idea for our country...  I agree that women can do many things, but leave the ruling of the countries to the men."

There were many young women at the luncheon because today is Take-Your-Daughter-To-Work Day.   15 year old Hannah Kimball came with her mom and says she thinks women have made a lot of progress.   She says, "We always face our challenges in different ways, but I think its great that women are starting to get out there and taking a more productive role."

KNDU's very own Christine Brown, who is both a mother of 2 and has a career here,  was one of the moderators for this event, along with Gayle Stack of EverStar Realty.  Other panelists included Patricia Healser of UBS Financial Services, Sandra Kent from CH2M Hill and Richland City Council, and Kandace Lopez from the Northwest Pilates & Wellness Center.