About Women in Motion

Women in Motion of High Point is a volunteer-led initiative of the High Point Community Foundation formed to enable women, and men, to combine charitable donations and provide significant grants focused on the critical needs of women, children and families living in the greater High Point community, including Archdale, Trinity, Thomasville and Jamestown. By supporting philanthropic activity and leveraging community collaboration through Women in Motion, we envision a community where women:

  • Have the knowledge, opportunity, and self-determination to be economically secure
  • Have opportunity to pursue their dreams and achieve their full potential
  • Learn about and experience the value of philanthropy and nonprofit leadership
MISSION

To promote leadership, professional success, personal wellness and financial independence for women.

VISION

Women in Motion will strengthen the greater High Point community by supporting its women with knowledge and resources to nurture their growth.

VALUES
  • Open and respectful communication
  • Diversity in race, social class, age, religion, culture, sexual orientation and other identities
  • Informed, educated, innovative action, designed to have a positive, measurable impact on the lives of women in the High Point area
  • Collaboration among groups working to benefit women
IMPACT STATEMENT

To help women take the next step toward personal, economic, and professional success in life.

By supporting philanthropic activity and leveraging community collaboration, we envision a community where women:

  • Have the knowledge, opportunity, and self-determination to be economically secure
  • Have opportunity to pursue their dreams and achieve their full potential
  • Learn about and experience the value of philanthropy and nonprofit leadership
WHY GET INVOLVED
  • You will learn about critical community needs and effective programs transforming innovative ideas into viable solutions.
  • You will improve the lives of local women, children, and families with larger grants than most of us can afford individually.
  • Your tax-deductible membership will be part of an all-supporter fund where annual expenses are kept to a bare minimum.
  • You will be among hundreds of committed women who vote on where collective funds are donated.

Women in Motion & Traveling Restoration helping women take the next step forward!

GWEN Program

Gathering Women for Education and Networking (GWEN)—A series of workshops for women who want to enhance their personal and professional skills. Next program begins May 14!

 

Grants

Women in Motion grants program is designed to elevate working women to the next level both personally and professionally! More information here.

Featured Leaders

Women in Motion organizes women for philanthropic and volunteer leadership to help those who want to take the next step in life.

Learn More

Founding members of women Women in Motion of High Point and our current Leadership Team are:

Martha Yarborough Co-Chair, Leadership Committee (Community Leader and Former Teacher)

Eva Ogden Co-Chair, Leadership Committee & Co-Chair, Grants Committee (Office Leader at Pinnacle Financial Partners in Jamestown)

Lisa Brayton Chair, GWEN Program (Writer)

Alyce Hill Chair, Development Committee (Attorney and Former High Point City Council Member)

Dr. Brianna S. Clark Chair, Events Committee (Assistant Professor of Event Management, HPU)

Myrna Wigley Chair, Membership Committee (Financial Advisor at Edward Jones in High Point)

Lisa Poplin Co-Chair, Grants Committee and Governance Committee (Director at Sharrard, McGee & Co. CPA’s)

Dr. Virginia McDermott Co-Chair, Marketing Committee (Interim Dean & Associate Dean, HPU School of  Communications)

Grace Kanoy Co-Chair, Marketing Committee (Co-Founder, GeoCore Films)

Sherri Scott Co-Chair of Governance Committee (Director, Donor Services & Administration, High Point Community Foundation)

Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.

—Anne Frank

The Need

Women still face disproportionate challenges in our community across all demographics, including income, age and ethnicity.

  • Income for Guilford County women compared to Guilford County men 78%
  • Average percentage of a woman’s annual income for daycare expenses 17.5%
  • Percentage of women working part-time 21%
  • Percentage of women with no health care insurance 19%

Facts taken from The Status of Women in Guilford County, NC as determined by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.

—Margaret Thatcher

Sparta

Women in Motion of High Point
is an initiative of the
High Point Community Foundation.

Address:
PO Box 5166
High Point, North Carolina 27262
or
501 North Main Street Suite 2A
High Point, North Carolina 27260

Contact:

E-mail
Phone: 336-882-3298
Fax: 336-882-3293