Glennon Doyle Melton Headlines 2017 Women’s Leadership Summit

The Junior League of Greensboro announces Glennon Doyle Melton as the Headline Speaker of the 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit to be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Grandover Resort. Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the inspiring and hilarious New York Times bestselling memoir, Carry On, Warrior, and the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior, which was chosen as one of Oprah’s Book Club picks for 2016.

The Junior League of Greensboro believes that trained leaders make lasting community change, and our community is strengthened through developing the potential of women. Melton demonstrates the role that women can own as change agents. She is the creator and president of Together Rising, a non-profit organization that has revolutionized on-line giving through “Love Flash Mobs” and has connected countless families in need with millions of dollars in critical resources

As an author, philanthropist and activist, her hilarious and poignant observations have been read by millions, shared among friends, and have now inspired a social movement.

“We are thrilled to be bringing the powerhouse that is Glennon Melton Doyle as our headline speaker for the 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit. We are looking forward to her sharing her real life story as it aligns with our voice and vision on the role we can each play in making a positive and lasting impact on our community.”

-Junior League President, Carley Swaim

The daylong leadership and professional development conference for women will also feature regional recognized and respected women leaders. Guilford County Schools Superintendent, Sharon Contreras will be the plenary speaker, opening with an inspirational message about providing the opportunity and resources for a high-quality education to all children. FOX8 Morning Anchor Cindy Farmer will be leading a question and answer session with Glennon Doyle Melton where attendees can actively participate in asking the keynote speaker the questions that interest them most.

A few of the breakout speakers will include: Whitney Way Thore from My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Teresa Class & Angie Burleyson from Dale Carnegie, and Suzanne Plihcik from the Racial Equity Institute. Thore is a body-positive activist and self-love advocate who will be speaking about the “No Body Shame” campaign she founded. Teresa Class & Angie Burleyson with the Triad Region for Dale Carnegie Training of Central and Eastern North Carolina will be discussing “Becoming the Best Versions of Ourselves – Women Supporting Women”. Suzanne Plihcik is an Associate Director of the Racial Equity Institute and will be discussing the racial divide.

The Junior League of Greensboro is dedicated to developing the potential of all women. The Women’s Leadership Summit is open to all women in the community. Space is limited. Register before April 14, 2017 on the website at

Information about speakers & the event can be found on the website at

About Glennon Doyle Melton

A popular speaker in the U.S. and internationally, Glennon speaks frequently to diverse audiences including corporations, universities, faith communities, non-profit groups, mental health professionals, parents’ organizations, women’s leadership and non-profit conferences, and writing groups. When speaking to corporate and association audiences, she motivates leaders and employees to build trust and cohesion on their teams by embracing courage, boldness and purpose in their life’s work. Drawing from her own personal story of addiction and recovery, Glennon inspires mental health and addiction/recovery audiences with her authentic, empowering, hopeful, and fresh perspective on healing. She speaks with passion and humor to diverse faith communities about freedom, joy, peace, inclusion and loving ourselves and each other. Speaking with parents’ groups and community organizations, Glennon employs her trademark wit and candor to encourage us all to step out from behind masks of perfection and start connecting with one another by showing up as our real, messy and beautiful selves. She is known for her unique ability to inspire women to embrace unity and each other. The fact that her events sell out across the county is testament that her authenticity, power and humor translate forcefully from the page to the stage.

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