The Women in Motion leadership team presented the next series of workshops that will be held in High Point, Archdale and Jamestown, and discussed the topics that are offered.

The GWEN program includes workshops for women who want to enhance personal and professional skills, such as financial decision-making, negotiation and healthy lifestyle choices. The program is designed for women facing life changes, who want to strengthen their skills needed to improve and create success in their lives with action items that can immediately be put to use.

GWEN program stands for Gathering Women for Education and Nurturing and is also a tribute to the late Gwendolyn Brayton.

The GWEN program workshops announced are as follow:

September 18, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the Grubb Family YMCA in Archdale. Subject: Personal Wellness
September 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the High Point YWCA. Subject: Professional
October 2, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Mary Perry Ragsdale Family YMCA. Subject Negotiation & Communication


The Paul Brayton family started Women in Motion in honor of Gwen Brayton, a devoted wife and mother who had a keen artistic eye and played a key supportive role in the establishment of the family business. She and Paul Brayton met in 1961, were married for 36 years during which time they raised five children and built a remarkable business together. Gwen passed away very young after a courageous battle with cancer and the family hopes to honor her with this gift and looks forward to seeing the impact it has on the community.

Women in Motion (WIM) is a diverse group of women developing partnerships and programs that help women take the next step personally and professional! WIM supporters enjoy being part of an inclusive and vibrant group that is dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of women in the High Point community including Jamestown, Archdale, Trinity and Thomasville. WIM is an initiative of the High Point Community Foundation. If you are interested in supporting Women in Motion, you may donate at or contact Sherri Scott at the Foundation at 336.882.3298.

About the High Point Community Foundation—

The High Point Community Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening a diverse, healthy and productive community for both present and future generations. It promotes philanthropy, builds and maintains a permanent collection of endowment funds and serves as a trustworthy partner and leader in responding to community needs. For more information: