UWGLA Women’s Leadership Council Volunteers and Staff Attend National WL Summit

UWGLA Women’s Leadership Council Volunteers and Staff Attend National WL Summit

WomenLeaderPhoto3.29.13“I know that whenever women lead in good work, men will follow.”- Frances Wisebart Jacobs, a founder United Way, as quoted in the Rocky Mountain News, August 27, 1888

On March 6-8, United Way of Greater Los Angeles Women’s Leaders volunteers Patricia Hausknost (City National Bank) and Carol Jackson (Macy’s) and staff members joined over 275 volunteers and staff from across the country at the inspiring United Way Women’s Leadership Summit in Charleston, SC to share strategies and best practices to advance the work of a movement now over 55,000 members strong.

Highlights of the Summit included:

  • A celebration of raising over $1 billion collectively over the past 12 years, an amazing milestone!

  • Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole (Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art) and Ann Stallard (CEO, Graphic Communications Corp., Lawrenceville, GA) received the United Way Women in Philanthropy Award, which was established to celebrate influential leaders who mobilize the power of women to advance the common good. 

  • General sessions presented topics such as advocating for women in leadership positions, and at least 30% representation of women on United Way boards and the art of storytelling to share work in the community. 

  • Honored guest speakers included Maya Moore (WNBA) and Mallory Weggemann (Paralympic Swimmer, Gold Medalist) , Rep. Carol Shea Porter (D-NH) and Chicago’s own Connie Lindsey (Northern Trust) and Whitney Reynolds (Host, The Whitney Reynolds Show).

  • Juana Slade (AnMed Health), 2012 Chair of the National Women’s Leadership Council passed the leadership torch to the new 2013 Chair, Cynthia Gibson (Scripps Networks Interactive).

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