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  • Location: Anderson Center (WSSU)

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The YWCA’s 2017 Women of Vision Luncheon recognized five extraordinary women on Thursday, April 20, at the Albert H. Anderson Conference Center on the Winston-Salem State University Campus.



Borgia Walker, Emerging Leader Award
Lawren Desai, ARTrepreneur Award
Beth Hopkins, Social Justice Award
Zanne Baker, Children’s Champion Award
The Reverend Rosa Miranda, Bridge Builder Award

These award-winning women harnessed their knowledge, creativity and leadership for the betterment of the community. They are unique in background and pursuits, but alike in their talent to lead and embrace the spirit of goodwill.

All proceeds raised through this event support the local YWCA’s Change for Life programs that empower

  1. Low income and at-risk students to be successful in school
  2. Women with Substance Use Disorder to build successful lives
  3. YWCA members to develop healthy lifestyles, with special emphasis on chronic disease prevention and management

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo 

Premium Sponsors                   Leadership Sponsors

Anonymous                                                  First Tennessee
Bud Baker                                                     Reynolds American Inc.
WXII 12                                                          Wake Forest Baptist Health
                                                                                                                               Winston-Salem State University

Table Sponsors

Allegacy Federal Credit Union
CCAC Building Solutions
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
EY – Ernst & Young
Hanesbrands Inc.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Molly Leight
Lea H. Loftis
M Creative
Mayor Allen Joines & City Council Member John Larson
Drewry Nostitz
Novant Health
Betty Quick
UNC School of the Arts & Winston Personnel Group
Wake Forest University
Ben Walker
Yvette Willard
Winston-Salem State University Foundation, Inc.

Special Thanks

The Cardinal Hotel & The Katharine Brasserie and Bar
Colfax Furniture & Mattress
Paul Fulton
Village Tavern

Gateway YWCA