The May WBN luncheon will be held at 11:30AM on Thursday, May 13th at Xango, which is located on 2889 Ashton Boulevard in Lehi (the large building labeled Xango; the meeting room is off the main lobby). Our speaker will be Michael May (bio below), President and Founder of Awareness, Knowledge & Training, LLC, which focuses on assault prevention for women and their families. May will speak to us on the topic of Personal and Professional Safety for Business Women: Lessons in Self-defense. While May’s presentation will include demonstration and participation, we encourage attendees to dress in their regular business clothing best replicate real-life a potential situation.
Invite your colleagues, register and pay for the luncheon by 12PM on Monday, May 10th, to receive the $15 discounted rate. Those who register after this date will pay the regular $18 rate. While attendees are welcomed at the door, it is strongly encouraged to RSVP so we can ensure there is adequate food! To register contact Camellia Rowland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-851-2564 or simply click the Event Registration and Payment link on the left side of the blog!
Would you like some easy recognition for your business? If you or your organization would like to sponsor this or future events, your minimum $50 donation goes directly into the WBN Scholarship Fund and allows you a brief presentation to the WBN Luncheon attendees. For more information about this and future sponsorship opportunities, contact Ali Dyer at email@example.com.
Bring to the luncheon a door prize of at least $5 value (in addition to any service discounts, if applicable) and we’ll mention your organization at the giveaway!
Michael May is the President and Founder of Awareness, Knowledge & Training, LLC, and has been recognized through a national women’s organization and speaker to many civic organizations around the country for providing the very best in safety and security instruction.
May’s training began in the US Army from 1977 to 1984, where he learned from Vietnam veterans. With over 500 hours of certified law enforcement instruction and a black belt instructor, he has created what has been evaluated as the most effective rape prevention training women of all ages may ever encounter. He has also provided personnel and professional security for a billionaire and the wife of an overseas Under Security of Defense. May commented, “Mental awareness and preparedness are the two most important priorities to surviving and prevailing against threats to ones well-being. How many women will leave the department store with a cell phone in between their shoulder and ear digging in their purse for their keys oblivious to their surroundings?”
May recounts an experience in which his then four-year-old daughter took her little hands, squeezed his cheeks, and said, “Daddy, I love you!” Moments later, he heard a news story of a teenager who was found dead in the woods after a brutal rape and murder. Says May, “You can’t imagine how that affected me as a father; it was at that moment I knew I would do something to make my daughter as safe as I could.”
During his presentation, May will provide instruction on not only how to be mentally aware of your environment but prepared to get home safely to your loved ones. Be Safe!