Gather the Women event packs vet hall |

Gather the Women event packs vet hall

More than 200 women and a few men packed the Grass Valley Veterans Hall this weekend seeking inspiration from each other and new perspectives in feminine leadership.

“We literally had to turn women away,” said Marilyn Nyborg, an organizer of Saturday’s Gather the Women of Nevada County event.

The event, in its sixth year locally, is designed to get women to educate and strengthen their resolves, she said.

Speakers included a domestic violence victim who works at a shelter and a woman offering nonviolent communication methods.

“Many people said I can do that or I am doing that,” Nyborg said of the attendees’ responses to the various speakers.

Gather the Women festivities were held nationally and internationally Saturday as part of the International Women’s Day.

Nyborg is a co-founder of the Gather the Women Global Matrix, the national umbrella group for the local nonprofit.

Saturday’s event also featured music, an art show by local women artists and a variety of food.

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