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March Luncheon: Why Powerful Female Business Owners Are Making Community Service A Priority

March 22, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Embassy Suites Raleigh - Durham/Research Triangle
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, NC 27513

Why Powerful Female Business Owners Are Making Community Service A Priority

When economist Arthur Brooks tested the relationship between income and charitable giving, he found that for every $1 donated, an individual's income was $3.75 higher—showing that giving actually makes people richer. "People who give more go on to earn more," writes Adam Grant, author of Give and Take.  

The same is found to be true for giving time. The Corporation of National and Community Service reports that, while only about 28% of American women spend time volunteering, those who volunteer at least 100 hours per year report amazing benefits, like lower stress, increased self-esteem, and more sense of control over life.

Whether contributing charitable donations, volunteer hours, or both, giving can have a profound impact on you and your business. At our March luncheon, we'll hear from women who have made powerful contributions in the community.

Don't miss this chance to hear these women—their stories, and their advice on balancing time, finding the right organizations to support your goals, and volunteering and donating in ways that will have the most impact.

Reserve your spot today!

Adrienne Kelly-Lumpkin
Chief Operating Officer
Communities in Schools of Wake County

Adrienne has served in many volunteer roles for Wake County schools at the elementary, middle, high school and District level for 25 years. She has served on the board of Raleigh Little Theatre, The Raleigh Arts Plan Steering Committee and currently serves on the board of United Arts Council for Raleigh and Wake County

After 20 years as president of Alternate Access, a telecommunications company, she began transitioning out of the company to follow her passion for public education. Adrienne's other volunteer passion is the Arts. Her sweet spot is the intersection of Art and Education in our community.

She began consulting for Communities in Schools of Wake County and is currently the COO. 

Adrienne is a past president of NAWBO Greater Raleigh and was recognized by the chapter as Woman Business Owner of the Year and Public Policy Advocate of the Year.

Adrienne earned her BA from Wesleyan University (CT) and her MBA from Harvard University.


Carter Worthy
Founder and President
Carter Worthy Commercial

Since 1984, Carter Worthy has worked as a commercial real estate broker and earned the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in 1988. Worthy formed Carter Worthy Commercial, Inc. in 1996 with two basic criteria for pursuing commercial real estate deals: A valuable client relationship or a good community cause. Today those motivating factors are still the basis of her business plan. She has professionally served organizations such as Wake Education Partnership, Habitat for Humanity, Dress for Success, Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Unity Church and Alliance Medical Ministry.

Carter is a Raleigh native and a proud alumna of the Wake County Public Schools and St. Mary's School. She graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. She has been an active community servant in a wide variety of industry, public and volunteer roles.


Gilda P. Womble
Founder and CEO
InStepp, Inc.

Gilda Womble is the founder and CEO of InStepp Inc., a community-based, charitable organization located in Durham, NC, that addresses the long- term stability and post trauma needs of female victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and justice-involved women. InStepp Inc., also provides culturally-and linguistically-specific services to Hispanic-Latino immigrant women who have individual challenges to self sufficiency.

Ms. Womble earned a B.A. in Mathematics and MSPH in Biostatistics from UNC-CH. Prior to her work in the non-profit sector, she work as a Biostatistician and as a Director of Statistics and Prgramming at GlaxoSmithKline and its legacy companies in the Research Triangle Park.

Ms. Womble served on the advisory board of Bogier Clinical and IT Solutions, was a member of the Durham County Women's Commission, and served on the Durham County Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

Joyce Fitzpatrick
Founder and Owner
Fitzpatrick Communications, Inc.

For more than 25 years, Joyce Fitzpatrick has provided strategic advice to corporations, universities and non-profit organizations. Prior to founding Fitzpatrick Communications, 2002, she served as Senior Vice President of Ruder-Finn, Inc., one of the nation's largest, and most respected, public relations agencies.

Joyce has implemented successful and award-winning public relations strategies for corporations, law firms, universities, museums and non-profit organizations.  She has worked closely with industries ranging from real estate and manufacturing to utilities to financial services.  Her special expertise in crisis communications allows her to provide valuable counsel to clients during times of major change.

Joyce is a long-time community contributor and has held numerous community and corporate board positions including: UNC Board of Advisors, YMCA of the Triangle, CAM Raleigh, and NC Museum of Art. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


$35.00 Member Registration

$50.00 Non-Member Registration

$50.00 Pay at the Door Rate

$35.00 First-Time Guest

$35.00 Community Partner Registration

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