Women of Western Wake Luncheon 2017

Friday, October 27th | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Women of Western Wake

Cary Magazine’s annual Woman of Western Wake Luncheon honors the achievements and successes of local women who are outstanding leaders and have a strong impact on our corner of the world, and beyond. This event not only honors their efforts, but also empowers the rest of us by sharing some of the philosophies that make these women successful.

Click here to learn more about the 2017 Women of Western Wake honorees. 

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

  • 3-course lunch prepared by The Umstead’s award-winning culinary team
  • Panel discussion with the 2017 Women of Western Wake honorees
  • 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.

Finally, to celebrate this 10th annual Women of Western Wake Luncheon, Cary Magazine will also be recognizing one past honoree as the recipient of the WOWW Award for Lifetime Achievement during this year’s event.

Register by October 4th and save with early bird discount!
Early bird registration: $50
Regular registration: $75

We hope you’ll join us on Friday, October 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Umstead Hotel & Spa for the 2017 Women of Western Wake Luncheon!

Register for the Luncheon

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

2017 Women of Western Wake Luncheon 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.

Previous Women of Western Wake

2016 Honorees

Kimberly Kitchings (Kim), Consumer Marketing for Cotton Inc.
Naomi Riley, Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association
Alisa Wright Colopy, Fit & Able Productions Inc.
Deirdre Clarke, Customer Success at Aha!
Nur Onvural, Pfeiffer University

2015 Honorees

Gemimah Hernandez Fuentes, SAFEchild, A Better Choice: Rise Up Counseling
Lisa Grimes, PurThread
Jenn Mann, SAS
Angela Newman, WakeMed Cary
Dr. Tracy Weeks, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

2014 Honorees

Susan Braun, The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Marla Dorrel, Triangle J Council of Governments
Dr. Cynthia Gregg, Cynthia Gregg M.D.
Lee Anne Nance, Research Triangle Regional Partnership
Jennifer Robinson, Town of Cary

2013 Honorees

Joy Ennis, Town of Cary
Lynn Minges, North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association
Darelyn “DJ” Mitsch, Pyramid Resource Group
Michelle Pfeiffer, Anna’s Angels Foundation
Susan Zárate, Wake County Public School System

2012 Honorees

Leah Brown, A10 Clinical Solutions
Kathy Burns, Hall & Burns Wealth Management LLC and Burns and Bynum, CPA, PA
Christine Hilt, CLH Design
Kay Struffolino, Valued Volunteer
Juliann Zoetmulder, Western Wake Farmers’ Market

2011 Honorees

Dr. Kerry Chandler, Wake Radiology
Debra Goldman, Wake County Board of Education
Phyllis Eller-Moffett, Quality Staffing Specialists
Monica Smiley, Enterprising Women Magazine
Bianca Strzalkowski, 2011 Military Spouse of the Year

2010 Honorees

Gale Adcock, SAS Institute
Virginia Anthony, Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian
Ping Fu, Geomagic
Maureen Hartford, Meredith College
Cynthia Marshall, AT&T North Carolina

2009 Honorees

Sepideh Asefnia, SEPI Engineering Group
Mary Henderson, Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
Mary DePuew Kamm, Volunteer Extraordinaire
Billie Redmond, Coldwell Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties

2008 Honorees

Mary Lou Powell, Rex Healthcare
Ann Denlinger, Wake Education Partnership
Nellie Shipley, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice Law Firm
Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
Lucy Daniels, Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood

2007 Honorees

Diane Hillsgrove, YMCA
Donna Hargens, Wake County Public School System
Sue Rowland, Town of Cary Clerk
Ann Marie Calabria, N.C. Appeals Court Judge

2006 Honorees

Judy Fourie, J. Fourie & Co.
Lisbeth Gierman, WakeMed
Teresa Salter, Triangle Pediatrics
June Atkinson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Trish Hanchette, Lennar

2005 Honorees

Ann Goodnight, SAS, CVA, The Umstead Hotel and Spa, An Cuisine
Pat Bazemore, Town of Cary Chief of Police
Sheila Ogle, The Matthews House
Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, Progress Energy
Daphne Ashworth, Ashworth Drugs Lynn’s & Daphne’s Hallmark

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