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DRA's Women with Vision Lunch


  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11am-1pm

LOCATION: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel - 421 S Salisbury St


REGISTRATION:  Registration is now closed.  For inquiries, please contact Roxanne Coffey at (919) 821-6971 or e-mail at office@downtownraleigh.org

New this year, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance will host the Women with Vision Lunch—an event that creates an environment of open dialogue among career-minded women. It brings together those of various ages and industries who value a strong sense of community and seek to gain professional insight from esteemed leaders. The luncheon begins with a brief networking session and concludes with a light lunch and a panel discussion led by women who play a leadership role in shaping business with vision. 

The discussion will focus on the similarities and differences of women who lead in the key sectors of our economy (corporate, government, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial), their leadership styles, and how they support a vibrant downtown. Our distinguished panelists include:

  • Mary-Ann Baldwin // Council Member, City of Raleigh
  • Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy // President, Shaw University
  • Kim Hammer // Owner, Bittersweet
  • Gayle Lanier // Senior Vice President of Customer Services, Duke Energy
  • Caroline Sullivan // Commissioner, Wake County

Adrienne Cole, Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development, will moderate the panel discussion.  

To learn more about each of the panelists and our moderator, click here.  


Thank you to our:

Hospitality Sponsor:

Panel Sponsor:


Visionary Sponsors:

Centerpiece Sponsor:

Patron Sponsors:

ABC 11

CE Rental

NAI Carolantic Realty

North State Bank

RE/MAX Advantage


Event Partners: