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2013 Women’s Leadership Summit

United Way Women's Leadership Councils believe that when a network of caring, powerful women get together to engage hands on to drive change, anything is possible.  From March 6th to March 8th of 2013, hundreds of these caring and powerful women came together in Charleston, SC to discuss community impact, leadership and some of the fantastic recent accomplishments of the National Women's Leadership Council.  


The following messages and images highlight some of the great events that took place during the 2013 Women's Leadership Summit


                      Presentation of 2013 United Way Women in Philanthropy Award

“Johnnetta and Ann personify power, promise and possibility in mobilizing communities. They are truly influential leaders. These women are inspiring and their proven hard work and dedication are exemplary,” said Juana Slade, Chair of United Way National Women’s Leadership Council. “They serve as role models for what women can accomplish when we work together.”

Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Dr. Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, is a graduate of Oberlin College. She earned both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University. She has a distinguished career as an educator, philanthropist and author. She was the first African-American to chair the United Way of America Board of Trustees. She has also served on the board for United Way in Metropolitan Atlanta and later was the honorary chair of the United Way of Greater Greensboro’s African-American Leadership Initiative.


Ann Stallard, CEO of Graphic Communications Corporation

Ms. Stallard, CEO of Graphic Communications Corporation, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an active public speaker and published author on entrepreneurship, volunteerism and focuses on economic empowerment for women. She was a member of the United Way of America Board of Trustees and later elected as chair of the U.S. national board. In 2009, she served on the founding board of United Way Worldwide.



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