How long have you been involved with United Way?

More than 15 years.

Why did you decide to get involved with United Way and Women United?

I love how the United Way helps in the community. Their approach to support low-income families in every aspect of their lives and to help them have a sustainable transition is admirable. The United Way really “gets it”. I love the affinity groups that the United Way offers and having the opportunity to serve with Women United has been an awesome experience. It feels special to work with a group of women who have the same passion as you do to support women in the community.

How do you link your professional and philanthropic interests?

I recently transitioned from a role of 17 years to a position more aligned with my passion to work in the community.  During this time, I have had the opportunity to work closer with organizations like the United Way and engage others by sharing how the United Way helps our community and how they can be a part of their mission.

What advice would you give to someone considering inviting the women in their life to get involved with Women United? 

I would share that Women United is a group of focused, like-minded, generous, women who have a mission to change the lives of all women, by providing support and encouragement.

#WhyWednesday: Lisa Walker Holloway

For Lisa Walker Holloway, community service is a family value. Learn why she gives, advocates and volunteers as a cabinet member of Cole Women United:

During Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating everyday “sheroes” like Lisa Walker Holloway and the members of our Women United groups! Women United members are champions of change in our communities —donating their time, supporting women’s advancement and advocating for better futures for Greater Atlanta’s children. Learn more about becoming a member of Cole Women United or Tocqueville Women United.