Up & Coming Weekly

February 04, 2020

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12 UCW FEBRUARY 5-11, 2020 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Meet this year's Fayetteville Ladies Power Lunch speakers by AVERY POWERS e Fayetteville Ladies Power Lunch is a quarterly networking event held at Cape Fear Botanical Garden focused on inspiring and empowering the women in our community. Each event opens with an exclusive Shop- portunity Expo with local vendors and a wine tasting event at 10 a.m. e catered luncheon with entertainment, a keynote speaker and raffle take place from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m., and lastly, the Shopportunity Expo continues with more door prizes from 2-3 p.m. e dates for the 2020 FLPL events are Feb. 13, May 14, Aug.13 and Nov. 12. e FLPL keynote speakers for 2020 are Donna Clayton Lloyd, Mary Kate Burke, Julie Russo and Dr. DeSandra Washing- ton, respectively. February 13, Donna Clayton Lloyd 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 oppor- tunity to live out my life mission of telling the stories from my life and les- sons 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. May 14, Mary Kate Burke Artistic Director of Cape Fear Regional eatre At CFRT, 86% of our mainstage directors are women. e national average is closer to 35%. e incred- ible Bo orp founded CFRT. For 53 out of its 59 years, the theater has been woman-led. It is important to create opportunities for other de- serving 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 ac- commodations and flexibility allow us to retain incredible employees and provides them a better quality of life. August 13, Julie Russo Director at McKee Homes, LLC One of the ways I hope to inspire women is by helping them connect with other women. e hardest thing about trying or learning something new is the initial discomfort associ- ated with it. I encourage all women to embrace that discomfort because there is no such thing as a wasted edu- cation. 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, privi- lege, and blessing to have mentors that encouraged and motivated me to excel in life. ese 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. Learn more from these visionary women in this year's 2020 quarterly FLPL series. Visit https://www.fayetteville- ladiespowerlunch.com/ for tickets and information. AVERY POWERS, Contribut- ing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly. com 910-484-6200. EVENTS new year Welcome the as a time for new beginnings! PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Train to become a key member of an office staff and respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace! Pursue an associate degree or certificate programs. Fayetteville Technical Community College can help you reach your career potential! (910) 678-8400 – faytechcc.edu. Make the SMART choice for your education! Choose from over 280 academic programs of study! Register for Spring Classes! Admissions representatives available to offer assistance!

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