Women Empowered will celebrate three local women who make a big impact on the Island at a Women of the Year champagne brunch on Sept. 29 at the Harbor View Hotel. The women are Sarah Kuh with Vineyard Healthcare Access, Noli Taylor, who heads up the Island Grown Initiative and Lee Fierro from Island Theatre Workshop.

Women Empowered supports Islanders in helping them develop the skills to manage money, resolve debt, explore job options and identify resources through coaching, workshops, tuition assistance and microloans.

The brunch is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the organization. Janet Wu, reporter and anchor at Channel 7 news, will be the guest speaker.

Visit women-empowered.org for more details.