Women of Western Wake Forum 2018

Cary Magazine’s annual Women of Western Wake Forum honors the achievements of five local women who have had a strong impact on our corner of the world and beyond. This event highlights the efforts of these outstanding leaders and allows the rest of us to learn from their successful strategies.

New this year, an exclusive morning session featuring award-winning chef Vivian Howard as the keynote speaker will be available for VIP ticket holders. This expanded Women of Western Wake experience will include breakfast and an opportunity to meet Howard. She will also sign copies of her book, “Deep Run Roots.”

Register for the Forum

As a registered guest at the forum, you will enjoy an immersive experience that brings together a community of people who value the advancement of women in all aspects of our society. The event will feature:

  • Three-course lunch prepared by The Umstead’s award-winning culinary team
  • Panel discussion with the 2018 Women of Western Wake honorees moderated by WRAL’s Elizabeth Gardner
  • The announcement of the WOWW Award for Lifetime Achievement honoree
  • Extended networking opportunities to make new connections
  • Headshot Café offering FREE professional headshots
  • Complimentary valet parking

Following the event, registered guests will have access to the post-event attendee list — a tool designed to help this community stay engaged and well connected.

VIP Registration: $150

In addition to the acclaimed Women of Western Wake Forum, VIP ticket-holders may attend a breakfast session with Vivian Howard.

Registration: $75

The Women of Western Wake Forum includes lunch, a lively panel discussion with the honorees and lots of networking opportunities.

We hope you’ll join us on Friday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Umstead Hotel & Spa for the Women of Western Wake Forum!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors


Several sponsorship opportunities are available for the luncheon. If your business would be interested in sponsoring this event, please call Cary Magazine at 919-674-6020.