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If you were looking for WLC - Women's Leadership Council, you are in the right place, we've just changed a few things.



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Welcome, Future Member of Women United

Women United mobilizes women to use their energy, talent and passion advocating for social change. We serve as role models for other women by demonstrating the powerful impact women can make when they pool their individual talents and financial resources. In just two years we have  over 200 members who are contributing close to $300,000 to United Way. We focus on Middle School Success championing the cause, sharing the message and supporting middle school students. For me it’s an opportunity to connect with other women who want to be actively involved in creating positive change in people’s lives. We welcome new members…join us today!  - Ann Ray, Women United Chair



Make Connections That Count

When you become part of Women United, you have a unique opportunity to connect with influential women at events, both social and volunteer and make a direct impact on issues that families in Asheville and Buncombe County face. Together, we focus on supporting students, their families and communities through our Middle School Success Initiative. Ultimately, we’d like to see all students have a successful experience while in middle school and go on to graduate from high school.

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Women United Executive Committee

  • Ann Ray, Chair, Mission Health
  • Amanda Taylor, Eaton
  • Ashley Ensley, DHG
  • Cynthia Breyfogle, VA Hospital
  • Joanne Badr, Ward & Smith, P.A.
  • Jonna Bradham, Asheville Savings Bank
  • Julie Smith, Beverly Hanks
  • Kay Manley, AB Tech
  • Sheila Meadows, Mission Health


  • Elizabeth Allen


Thank you to our Women United sponsor, Beverly-Hanks & Associates