Friday, March 8, 2024 | 11am – 2pm | Westwood Country Club – Vienna, VA

Every year we celebrate International Women’s Day in March by hosting our Women’s Empowerment Luncheon. In partnership with event sponsor M&T Bank, we invite influential women trailblazers from a diverse variety of backgrounds and industries to join us in connecting with and further inspiring each other.

The Luncheon is a fun and uplifting opportunity to gather and hear about the exceptional impact that Women Giving Back is having on the women and children we serve. During the program there are testimonials from Women Giving Back clients, and attendees learn how they can also get involved through volunteerism and programmatic partnerships.


Meet this year’s Keynote Speaker!

Julie Donaldson
Radio Broadcaster
Washington Commanders

We are excited to welcome back NBC4’s Shawn Yancy as our Event Emcee!


Shawn Yancy
News Anchor
NBC4


Host Committee Members

Event Chair: *Cecilia Hodges – Regional President, M&T Bank

Rosie Allen-Herring – CEO, United Way of the National Capital Area
Rebecca Andino – Founder and Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Highlight Technologies Inc.
Milli Arakawa CFO, EYA
Irma Becerra, PhD – President, Marymount University
Jackie Bradford – President, NBC4/Telemundo 44
Mary Brady – President and CEO, The Economic Club of Washington DC
*Diane DuBois – Retired, Washington Post
Guitty Ejtemai – VP, The Abdolhossein & Guitty Ejtemai Foundation
Lorin Fantaskey – Senior VP of Suite, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Nancy Greene, Chairman – Miles & Stockbridge
Elizabeth Hendler – VP of Event & Analytics, iHeartMedia
Lexy KesslerRegional Leader, Aprio
Holly Kortright – Chief Human Resources Officer, Navy Federal Credit Union

Anne Kress, PhD – President, Northern Virginia Community College
Karen McJunkin – Regional Partner, Elm Street Development
Monica Modi Dalwadi – Managing Partner of DC Metro Region, Baker Tilly
Radha Muthiah – President and CEO, Capital Area Food Bank
Linda Rabbitt – Founder and Chairman, rand* construction corporation
Susan Riel – President and CEO, Eagle Bank
Kimberly Roy – CEO, HITT Contracting
Janis Schiff – Partner, Holland & Knight
Courtney Spaeth – CEO, growth[period]
Patricia Steis – Managing Director and Global Engagement Partner, Marsh
*Lauren Vanni Kinard – President, First Excel Title LLC

*Women Giving Back Board member


2023’s Luncheon

With your help, we raised over $156,000 to support Women Giving Back’s mission!

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