If you are like me, you may be hearing about the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) and its annual gala, Power of Your Purse, for the first time. I’m a recent addition to the United Way of Salt Lake staff, but it has not taken long for me to see the wonderful work that WLC is accomplishing. Whether it is on-the-ground work such as tutoring in schools or fundraising for women’s education, the WLC is getting involved in strengthening our community. This signature event, Power of Your Purse, is one of the greatest yielding fundraising events for WLC’s focus, Women for Educational Achievement. Last year they were able to raise $55,000! All of these contributions help girls and women in the community achieve their education goals.
Power of Your Purse is not only an excellent platform to turn people’s focus to the importance of education for women and girls in the community, it also is an experience that inspires the members and friends of WLC. It celebrates and reflects on the work that they have accomplished over the year. Attendees of the 2013 Power of Your Purse event can expect to hear from keynote speaker Joan Cronan (Women’s Athletics Director at the University of Tennessee), enjoy a fabulous dinner, and perhaps win one of the fabulous prizes, which include O.C. Tanner jewelry and designer handbags. Personally, I am excited to get to know these wonderful members and hear more about how they are changing the odds for girls and women in our community through their education efforts!!
Join us on Thursday, October 30, to learn more about how you can support the work of the WLC or even become a member yourself!
Check out these great photos from last year’s Power of Your Purse!