Women United 2017 Recap
On October 17-19, 2017, more than 200 of United Way’s women leaders from throughout the U.S. gathered in Cincinnati to share best and emerging practices in engaging even more women in United Way’s work. We are proud that it all began in Atlanta!
Starting from the leadership of Ann Stallard, Anne Kaiser and Dr. Johnnetta Cole in Atlanta in 1999, this worldwide movement of women supporting United Way is now 70,000 strong in 165 communities in the U.S. and 6 other countries. And many more women’s leadership groups are in the process of organizing. More than $1.5 billion has been raised by women leaders and the talent contributed by women leaders has enhanced all 165 of these communities in multiple ways.
At the conference in Cincinnati, our city was well represented by Evia Golde, Robyn Roberts, Lauren Rock and Terri Theisen, who serve on the Global Women’s Leadership Council of United Way Worldwide. Evia and Robyn presented a session on the Safe Harbor YES campaign and its impact on human trafficking, and Terri Theisen presented “tips from trailblazers” with a lively discussion about engaging women leaders in United Way’s mission.
Evia, Robyn, Lauren and Terri were delighted to participate in celebrating a global movement of women dedicated to being Women United. More to come on that in the new year!