- Tuesday, 04 February 2020
- Written by Avery Powers
Realtor and Broker in Charge of ANYTHING REAL ESTATE, an affiliate of Townsend Real Estate in Fayetteville
To be chosen as a speaker for the 2020 FLPL, I face a perfect opportunity to live out my life mission of telling the stories from my life and lessons learned that I hope will inspire, educate and celebrate women as other women and leaders have done for me. I believe in passing on every secret to success and acknowledging the lessons learned from the broken places. With God’s help and that of others, I want to be a part of the team of women that spreads that word.
Artistic Director of Cape Fear Regional Theatre
At CFRT, 86% of our mainstage directors are women. The national average is closer to 35%. The incredible Bo Thorp founded CFRT. For 53 out of its 59 years, the theater has been woman-led. It is important to create opportunities for other deserving women and to mentor them. At CFRT, we make it easy for people to have a family and still work, which is rare in this field. Small accommodations and flexibility allow us to retain incredible employees and provides them a better quality of life.
Director at McKee Homes, LLC
One of the ways I hope to inspire women is by helping them connect with other women. The hardest thing about trying or learning something new is the initial discomfort associated with it. I encourage all women to embrace that discomfort because there is no such thing as a wasted education. I like to celebrate the unique talents women bring to the workforce while supporting their efforts to find work-life balance is vital to our success.
November 12, Dr. Desandra Washington
Associate Vice President for Academic Support at Fayetteville Technical Community College
As a young girl growing up in Fayetteville, I had the honor, privilege, and blessing to have mentors that encouraged and motivated me to excel in life. These phenomenal women molded me into the God-fearing, driven, service-oriented woman I am today. It was a given that I would continue the legacy to inspire, educate, empower and celebrate our local women.