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Release Date: Tuesday, October 11th 2016

DRA’s Inaugural Women with Vision Lunch Tomorrow



Media Contact:


Danny Vivenzio

Communications Manager

Downtown Raleigh Alliance





DRA’s Inaugural Women with Vision Lunch Tomorrow



RALEIGH, NC (October 11, 2016)  –  The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is proud to host the inaugural Women with Vision Lunch tomorrow. As a convener of a diverse array of downtown stakeholders, DRA sees this event as an extension of their mission to create an environment of open dialogue.  

The event takes place on Wednesday, October 12 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel located at 421 S. Salisbury Street. The luncheon will include a brief networking session, followed by lunch and panel discussion.  We invite the media to attend the discussion that includes six women dedicated to leading the community with a passion for their work and the downtown.  A brief period during the networking session will be made available for media to conduct interviews upon request.


Moderator, Adrienne Cole – Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development

Mary-Ann Baldwin – Council Member, City of Raleigh

Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy – President, Shaw University

Kim Hammer – Owner, Bittersweet and Raleighwood Provisions

Gayle Lanier – Senior Vice President of Customer Services, Duke Energy

Caroline Sullivan – Commissioner, Wake County


Their discussion will focus on the similarities and differences of women who lead in the four key sectors of the economy (corporate, government, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial), their leadership styles, and how they support a vibrant downtown. 


For more information, please visit our website.



Thank you to our:

Hospitality Sponsor:  Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Panel Sponsor:  Citrix

Visionary Sponsors:  Raleigh Convention Center and Synergy Spa & Aesthetics

Centerpiece Sponsor:  Brewery Bhavana

Patron Sponsors:  ABC 11, CE Rental, NAI Carolantic Realty, North State Bank, RE/MAX Advantage

Event Partners:  e51, Ipreo Women’s Initiative, National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Raleigh






About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):
DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown. The Alliance enhances the quality of life and positively impacts the economic success of downtown through six core services:  1. Safety and Hospitality Ambassadors; 2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications; 3. Events Production; 4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions; 5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement; and 6. Strategic Planning. For more information about DRA, please visit www.YouRHere.com.