2015 Women to Women Celebration Luncheon
Armed with “the four F’s”, Lee Woodruff entertained and empathized with the women at the luncheon. The accomplished writer learned to focus on her priorities when her husband, ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff, received a life-threatening head injury in Iraq. Lee Woodruff guided women through the road her family traveled during her husband’s miraculous recovery. Along the way, Lee Woodruff realized she had to release her image of the perfect woman and grasp onto her family, friends, faith, and funny.
In addition to the speaker, luncheon attendees delighted in the stories from YWCA Passion to Purse program’s first class. The opportunities afforded to these women encouraged them to dream again. Funded by the first year of this three-year grant, the women graduated from a class that taught topics from the fundamentals of business plans to providing mentoring and coaching. The success of the first class resulted in a waiting list of 40 women for the next class!
Women to Women awarded grants to: Greensboro Urban Ministry for $25,000; Women’s Resource Center-Family Economic Success Initiative for $25,000; Greensboro Housing Coalition for $20,000; and GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art-Learning Art Together for $10,000.
The presenting sponsor of the luncheon, the News & Record introduced us to two amazing women. For her work as a financial services executive and as the board director for the United Way of Greater Greensboro, the News & Record Woman of the Year Selection Committee chose Sue Cole as the 2015 News & Record Woman of the Year.
The committee awarded the 2015 News & Record Rising Star to Nadia Shirin Moffett. The Rising Star recognizes the contributions of younger women in the community. Moffett is the founder of Queen’s Foundation, a nonprofit which works with teen girls.
We awarded our first multi-year grant – as well as our largest one to date – to YWCA Greensboro to launch their new Passion to Purse program. The Y has had a tremendously successful first year with the program. See and hear for yourselves the progress they’ve made thanks to your support.