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W2W Mayor Nancy Vaughan- Leading Through Civic Involvement

As the third most populous city in North Carolina, Greensboro is home to more than 287,000 residents. Under the leadership of Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Greensboro continues to grow and flourish. Hear firsthand what it takes to be a female in a prominent leadership role and the importance of civic involvement when Mayor Vaughan shares her story on Wednesday, October 17.

A long-time Greensboro civic leader, Nancy Vaughan is a tireless grassroots organizer dedicated to building stronger neighborhoods for the betterment of the community at large. The emphasis in both her private and public lives has always been on economic development and public safety.

In 1997, Nancy was elected to the Greensboro City Council from District 4. After serving two terms on City Council, she retired from governmental service in 2001. She then ran successfully for a third term in 2009 and continued to serve as an At-Large representative until 2013. Nancy entered the race for mayor in 2013 on the platform of the “vision to change Greensboro and the honesty to do it right.”

Key areas of focus for the mayor now are economic development, public safety, and enhanced infrastructure, as well as governmental honesty, integrity and accountability. Always a champion for the under-represented, the mayor continues to work for your family, your future, and you.

Join us on Wednesday, October 17 at the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Mix and mingle with fellow JLG and community members at 6:30 p.m. and hear from Mayor Vaughan beginning at 7 p.m. Get your free ticket today at Eventbrite.

Parking passes will be provided for the Oakland Deck – click here for directions. After parking, please exit the deck and walk toward the intersection next to Yum Yums. You will cross Spring Garden St and walk down Stirling Street. The Bryan Building will be the second building on your left. Enter the Bryan Building and follow signs to room 225 for registration.

Check back here for the latest updates on our W2W storytellers and how to inspire YOUR story.
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The 2019 Women-to-Watch Series is sponsored by the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro.

Ready for a change?
If you’re ready for greater responsibilities, more challenging options, or a change in your career path, consider a graduate degree from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro. Online and on campus programs are available. Explore our programs at Bryan.UNCG.edu.

September General Membership Meeting Sponsored by Charles Aris Inc.

The Junior League of Greensboro is excited to announce that Charles Aris Inc. is our title sponsor for the September 17 General Membership Meeting (GMM) at Revolution Mill.

As the title sponsor, Charles Aris Inc. is supporting the Junior League of Greensboro’s mission of developing the potential of women, training volunteers, and improving the community. Support for the Junior League of Greensboro demonstrates a desire to help the local community through our current impact initiative, aging.

According to Chief Operating Officer, Allen Oakley, “The Junior League’s impact on the community of Greensboro is extremely meaningful. We’re proud to support JLG’s strategic quarterly meeting this month and upcoming events such as the fun children’s Touch-A-Truck festival on October 21.”

Interested in sponsoring a GMM? GMM sponsorships are $1,500 and include up to 15 minutes of presentation (which can include a video, a speaker, etc.). Sponsors are announced in the Junior League weekly email during the month of their sponsorship for the 700+ email subscribers. Sponsors are featured on our website and social media accounts.

2018-2019 GMM Sponsorships are SOLD OUT. If you are interested in sponsoring a 2019-2020 GMM, please contact President-Elect Jenilee Fleetwood at jenilee.fleetwood1982@gmail.com. For information about ways to sponsor other 2018-2019 events please contact President Christon Halkiotis at jlgcsh@gmail.com

W2W – Kim Gatling, Attorney at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

What is it like being a female in the male-dominated field of law? What does it take to build a successful career as a female attorney? Is it possible to have work-life balance? Answers to these questions and more will be shared when Kim Gatling, an attorney at Greensboro’s Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, tells her story on Wednesday, September 19.

Kim Gatling, a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney and North Carolina Board Certified Trademark Specialist, practices in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, computer and e-commerce law, and related licensing and litigation matters. She graduated cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University in 1996 and graduated from George Washington University Law School in 1999, where she served on the editorial board of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. Not only is she licensed to practice law in North Carolina, she is also licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and before the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to her legal work, Kim is actively engaged with the community. She is on the Boards of Directors for a number of local organizations, including the United Way of Greater Greensboro, the Cone Health Foundation, the Gateway University Research Park, the North Carolina A&T State University Real Estate Foundation, and the Greensboro Bar Association. Kim also serves as Chair of Board of Visitors for North Carolina A&T State University. She is also a member of World Victory International Christian Center, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Links Incorporated, and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Join us on Wednesday, September 19 at the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Mix and mingle with fellow JLG and community members at 6:30 p.m. and hear from Kim beginning at 7 p.m. Purchase your tickets today at Eventbrite.

Parking passes will be provided for the Oakland Deck – click here for directions. After parking, please exit the deck and walk toward the intersection next to Yum Yums. You will cross Spring Garden St and walk down Stirling Street. The Bryan Building will be the second building on your left. Enter the Bryan Building and follow signs to room 225 for registration.

Check back here for the latest updates on our W2W storytellers and how to inspire YOUR story.

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The 2019 Women-to-Watch Series is sponsored by the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro.

 

Ready for a change?

If you’re ready for greater responsibilities, more challenging options, or a change in your career path, consider a graduate degree from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro. Online and on campus programs are available. Explore our programs at Bryan.UNCG.edu.

JLG President Christon Halkiotis Featured in Guilford Woman Magazine

Christon Halkiotis, President of the Junior League of Greensboro (JLG), is featured in the latest issue of Guilford Woman magazine. Pick up the September issue in stores or read online.

Halkiotis is featured on the cover as well as in a six-page spread within the magazine where she proudly shares how the JLG is actively helping the aging community with our volunteer work and financial assistance. “The Junior League of Greensboro doesn’t shy away from important issues,” says Halkiotis. “Aging is something that affects all of us, even younger people who may be dealing with caregiver duties for an elderly parent or grandparent.” To address this need, the JLG has committed $28,500 and 55 volunteers to our community partners this year.

She also cites important JLG events, such as:

  • 9th Annual Touch-A-Truck event on Sunday, October 21
  • Little Black Dress Initiative in March
  • 9th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit in the spring

The article also features several photos of Randall Ariail, JLG member and Bargain Box manager, inside the store and highlights how the thrift store has helped fund nearly $3 million for our community programs since its inception. “We’ve started to rely more on social media to increase our following at the Bargain Box and show the community all the great, high-quality inventory we have for men, women, and children,” says Ariail.

Writer Melody B. Davis ends the article saying, “When you think of 200 women, with the same determination to help people as this year’s Junior League President, Christon Halkiotis, you can’t help but think of the groundwork the Junior League is laying now for generations to come.”

We couldn’t agree more!

Thank you Guilford Woman magazine for highlighting our League’s work, as well as our incredible members and leadership.

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Recycle for a Rebate

DressCode Fall Incentive 2018

During the month of September DressCode is implementing a pilot program to “Recycle for a Rebate” we will resell and donate proceeds to a charity of your choice, either Junior League of Greensboro, Women’s Resource Center or United Way.

Bring in 3 of your gently used better or designer items and we will offer you a discount 20-40% off your purchase of new fall merchandise.

*Does not apply to special orders.
*Ladies, we only wear 25% of what’s in our closet so go through and see what you can recycle for your favorite cause.

• What does not sell will be donated to the Bargain Box
• DressCode is on a mission to recycle as much clothing as possible, to benefit non-profits that need our support
• Every quarter there will be another campaign to incent you and help others.

Spread the word, we can all make a difference.