ROCKLAND — Midcoast Women kicks off the 2021-2022 season with a two-part series, “Maine Women @ Work,” a focus on the rural jobscape with its many challenges and opportunities.

A free community screening of the film, “9 to 5” will be held at the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Oct. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. The 1980 film stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton as they confront the male dominated workforce that discriminated (and often still discriminates) against women. The Rockland Strand will host this event. A short program before the film begins will discuss the ongoing evolution of the workplace. Moderated by Destie Hohman of the Maine Women’s Lobby, the panel includes Maine House Representatives Valli Geiger and Holly Stover, authors of legislation that address the unique issues of Maine women. A reception will follow to continue the conversation. Seating is limited. Registration suggested for priority seating.

A presentation, Confidence Building in the Workplace, will be held on Zoom, Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with an optional follow up program, also on Zoom, Dec. 7. Midcoast Women, in partnership with New Ventures Maine, will discuss assessing, building, and maintaining confidence through the use of concrete tools.

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