Michelle Forman. Michele Forman, Director of the College of Arts and Sciences' Media Studies Program, will be honored by The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham. She is one of 10 women being recognized at the second annual Smart Party on October 10 at Iron City Birmingham from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The Smart Party is a high-tech cocktail party and fundraiser benefitting The Women’s Fund and Michele’s work will be showcased as part of the event and featured on the Smart Birmingham Facebook page before the party.

The Women's Fund is a philanthropic collaboration that fuels positive social change in the lives of women and girls. Rather than providing direct services, it channels its efforts to researching, raising funds, and advocating systemic change for those who do. From sex trafficking and domestic abuse to wage inequality and access to affordable care, The Women's Fund strategically targets issues that affect the Birmingham community, and in so doing, helps the women of our city realize the value of their philanthropic strength.