The capacity crowd joined staff members of the CoC, event sponsors and colleagues to share breakfast and network with fellow women professionals from a diverse array of local industries. After the breakfast, an awards ceremony recognized three local female leaders in business, executive leadership and the nonprofit world.
As more women work toward leadership roles in the local workforce, female business leaders and local organizations are working to provide the encouragement and resources necessary to help them attain equity and advancement in the workplace. Sharing their wealth of experiences, these community leaders are hoping they can lay the groundwork for the next generation of successful women professionals.
In 1982, under the auspices of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and UNCA, a group of people looking to become more engaged in the community joined forces to found Leadership Asheville. The series of classes and projects helped them learn and network, and helped set the stage for the city’s evolution.