2023 Agenda

Welcome to the 2023 Women of Western Wake Forum, a Cary Magazine event that honors local women who have had a strong impact on our corner of the world and beyond. Thank you for being a part of this immersive experience that brings together a community of people who value the advancement of women in all aspects of our society.

Time Session Room
8:30 am Keynote Breakfast

Enjoy a light breakfast followed by a conversation with keynote speaker Sharon Delaney McCloud. Unleash the Power of Your Communication.

10:30 am Participate in one of three concurrent workshops.

“Let it Go!”
Lori Shandle Fox, Laughing is Conceivable… And Humor Heals, LLC.
Sycamore 1
InstaGrowth: Extending Brand Reach with Influencers and UGC
Cassie Volpe, Founder, SOFO Marketing
Sycamore 2
Coastal Credit Union Presents The Risk We Embrace
Dr. Siti Lowery, Tamara Pearce, Barbara Mojica, Kristine Sloan, Arlene G. Babwah
11:00 am Networking Break and Headshot Café

Stop by the Headshot Café to make new connections, and remember to tag your photos, posts, and videos with #WoWW23 to see your content featured on our live social media visualization.

Ballroom Pre-function
12:00 pm Luncheon and Honoree Panel

We’ll kick off the luncheon with a toast to the 2023 Women of Western Wake Honorees, and all our guests, followed by a presentation of the third annual Lifetime Achievement Award. And then, Bon Appetit!

1:00 pm Jes Averhart will be joined by the 2023 Women of Western Wake honorees to discuss how they leverage their careers and personal aspirations to tackle important issues for our community.
2:15 pm Join us on the terrace (weather permitting) for a “Wine Down,”. This final hour of the program is an opportunity to connect with the honorees, make a few more new connections, and check out the social buzz generated throughout the day. Terrace
3:00 pm See you again next year!