Women in Motion is a women's initiative that brings area women together to encourage each other's leadership, professional success, personal wellness, and financial independence.
In 2015, Women in Motion started as a women's fund in honor of Gwendolyn "Gwen" Kay Brayton. Gwen was a mother of five who loved, nurtured, and guided her children while putting her own dreams and aspirations on hold--a story familiar to many women who care for others amid their personal and professional lives.
Gwen encouraged education, financial independence, and following dreams. Women in Motion is honored to carry out the values that Gwen inspired through funding and programming. We are grateful for the support of our fiscal sponsor United Way of Greater High Point who has been vital in assisting us to carry out our mission.
In 2018 GRAMERCY Research Group presented a report that guided the funding priorities for Women in Motion of High Point. Findings indicated that barriers for women to reach the "Next Level" professionally included Finances, Fear/Lack of Self Confidence, Current Role/Work-Life Balance, Focus on others more than self, and Lack of Support.
Women identified several potential factors that could influence advancement to the next level, including:
Education, Mentoring, and Self Awareness Training.