11th Annual Inspired Women Luncheon
March 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join the Women’s Alliance of the Greater Arlington Chamber for the 11th Annual Inspired Women Luncheon, affectionately known as IWL. Join us in person on Friday, March 4 at 11:30 at Live! by Loews Arlington for this fantastic event presented by Chase. Stay tuned for more events details as we get closer to March 4.
9:30-10:30 Professional Development (separate fee of $25)
10:30-11:30 Event Registration, Silent Auction, Bling Box Sales and Networking
11:30-1:30 Luncheon with Keynote Address and Awards Presentations (Scholarships, Small Business Grant, Hero & Rising Star Awards)
Grit & Grace: As women, we hold ourselves to a higher standard to not crack under pressure, to balance a million different tasks, to always be on. We strive to be our best selves even during the rockiest of times. Over the past two years, we’ve learned to not only give others grace but show ourselves grace. To be resilient, we need to take it one step at a time and accept that we may falter. We can and will get through anything as long as we embrace a life of Grit and Grace.
Keynote Speaker: Award-winning entrepreneur, Kenya Mobley, is the owner of On Track Truck Driving School. She has made history by being the first female to own a truck driving school in Arlington, Texas. Motivated by her humble beginnings and determination to beat the odds, as once a teenage mother, she founded the Code Purple organization to mentor teenage mothers. Mobley is also the author of a motivational journal titled, One Step Closer – 90 Day Guide to Self-Love. She is a powerful motivational speaker who has been featured in many articles and has won several awards including the Live Life Epic Award and the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Quest for Success Award. We’re also proud to have her as an active member of the Greater Arlington Chamber.
Silent Auction: At the very first IWL, we awarded one $1,000 scholarship with the donation coming from Dr. Judith J Carrier, former President of TTC-SE. That has grown significantly over the years thanks to our Silent Auction & Bling Boxes (more details on those below). 100% of the Silent Auction net proceeds go towards the Dr. Judith J Carrier Scholarship Program. If you would like to donate an experience or item, please reach out to our Silent Auction Chair, Kelly Geer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need all experiences and items donated by Friday, February 11.
Bling Boxes: When you purchase a $50 Bling Box, you are helping send young women to the colleges in our community – UTA and TCC-SE. Just as above, 100% of the net proceeds go toward the Dr. Judith J Carrier Scholarship Program. More details of the signature jewelry piece in the Bling Box are coming soon!
Hero & Rising Star Awards: The Hero & Rising Star are the most prestigious awards granted under the Women’s Alliance, recognizing women who are the very definition of a “servant leader”. These recipients continually prioritize their commitment to their community by paving the way for others to create change while leaving a legacy. WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS. To nominate someone, click here. To learn more about the Hero and Rising Awards and their past recipients, click here.
Scholarships: This year, the Women’s Alliance is thrilled to be awarding $17,500 in college scholarships this year to current undergraduate, graduate and nursing students. To learn more, click here. Applications are due December 10, 2021.
Sponsors: We are incredibly thankful to all of our sponsors. Please take a moment to scroll through all of them below. We appreciate each business that supports the amazing causes of the Greater Arlington Chamber and the Women’s Alliance. If you would like to sponsor IWL, please contact Britton Merritt or Sherry Jackson.
Gift Bag Sponsor
Official Luxury Vehicle