It can be tough to be an assertive woman without getting a certain epithet that rhymes with "witch" thrown at you. The Ladies Talk Back Lunch Hour Assertiveness Workshop aims to help gals work on resolving conflicts and communicating effectively. Free, lunch included. Runs noon to 2 PM at Homeword, 1535 Liberty Lane, Ste. 116A. RSVP to Robyn at email@example.com or call 543-3550, ext. 231.