What Matters 2018: Women
On average, 15% of people in the Triangle are living at or below the federal poverty line. That number is higher for women, and the gaps are even wider for women of color and single parents. Women continue to be disproportionately affected as it relates to health, housing, employment, and education, but when they are empowered and have access to the resources they need, women thrive against all odds. And that impacts the entire community – our kids, our economy, and our wellbeing. What can we do to create a region of opportunity for all women? We need everyone at the table – let’s work together to imagine the possibilities, so that we can ensure everyone thrives. Join us!
For the last few years, the Foundation has focused the What Matters community luncheon under the umbrella of “A Region of Opportunity.” We work to ensure that everyone can thrive, and in 2017 What Matters looked deeper at Our Kids – who they are, what challenges and successes are they having in our community, and what can we do to ensure that they have access to opportunity. This year’s theme of Women will explore gender inequality specifically as it relates to health, housing, education, and employment. It will also raise up the overwhelming success of women philanthropists – when women give, they give more, do more, and have a greater impact for change. We need everyone at the table – this is not just a women’s issue – ensuring that women are empowered in our community benefits all of us, and gets us one step closer to an equitable future for the region.
About the What Matters Community Luncheon
What Matters is an annual community luncheon presented by Wells Fargo that inspires people from all sectors in our Triangle region to learn about and address key community issues together. The event begins with dynamic morning workshops and culminates in a lunch program featuring a keynote speaker and awards presentation. What Matters attracts more than 500 corporate, civic, philanthropic, academic, healthcare, religious and nonprofit leaders who want to make our community great for everyone. At the event, the Foundation will present two philanthropic awards focused on community members – the Catalyst Award and the Legacy Award. Event proceeds support the Fund for the Triangle, which provides funding for the arts, community development, environmental conservation, and youth literacy.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Raleigh Convention Center
Opening sessions registration at 9:30 am | Opening Sessions begin at 10 am
Luncheon Registration at 11 am | Lunch begins promptly at 12 noon
Early Bird Ticket $65 | Regular Ticket $75 | Table of ten $750 | VIP Table w/ Recognition $1,500
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