Press Contact: Stephanie Carson
Asheville, NC – In a year when the Pink Wave is predicted in local, state and national races, women are invited to converge on Asheville for the 5th Annual NC Women’s Summit: Women Moving Mountains – presented by Women AdvaNCe – on Saturday, November 10th.
“This year’s Summit is just days after the 2018 Midterm. While people across the state are working hard to ensure women are successful as they pursue public office, we are focusing on the “what’s next” for those elected, and their constituents,” said Summit Organizer and Women AdvaNCe Leadership Team Member Stephanie Carson.
This is the first time the yearly, statewide event will be held outside of the Triad and Summit Planning Chair Anna Lynch says there’s a good reason for that.
“Asheville is home to thousands of women who are advancing change across the state and country. It seemed only fitting that we bring the NC Women’s Summit to their backyard,” she said.
The NC Women’s Summit will be held at The Collider that is one of the sponsors of the event, in addition to Earth Equity Advisors.
“The Collider is excited and proud to host North Carolina women who represent innovative thought and passionate community change. The women of our state continue to advance transformative and productive conversations around topics that impact us all,” said Megan Robinson, Chief Operating Officer, The Collider.
The all-day event will feature Mandy Carter, activist and former co-chair of President Obama’s LGBT Pride initiative. The event will also feature representatives from the ERA NC Alliance, Democracy NC, Macguire, Wood, & Bissette, Hatch AVL, Blueprint North Carolina, NC Justice Center, North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement, the North Carolina Department of Administration, State Senator Terry Van Duyn and more.
Unlike past Summits, this year organizers have designed an interactive approach with “Lightning Rounds” and “Workgroups” that will allow attendees to dive deep into topics of interest to them, and also gather information they can take with them beyond the Summit.
“It was important to us that people leave empowered with a personal action plan on how they can initiate change in their communities. We expect this to be a hallmark year for women in public policy, but we can’t stop with the November Midterms,” said Carson.