Virtual 8th Annual High Tea and Auction
Our theme for 2021 is :" Empowering Girls Futures"
Click above for Auction Site
Dates for Tea
November 4th and November 7th
both at 8pm.
FACEBOOK LIVE & YOUTUBE LIVE
Our Annual High Tea and Silent Auction is our marquee event, which attracted over 100 attendees in 2019. The High Tea started because we needed to find a way to engage people, promote our organization and our all too important programs for girls. This year we will be presenting on Facebook and YouTube and we know that our parents, girls, donors and volunteers as well as guests will be in supporting this event.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000 to support our flagship programs for our girls. We have come a long way, but we still need your support.
Our three flagship programs include Teen Table Talk, which provides a safe space for teen girls to talk with peers dealing with similar issues with the guidance of a qualified mental health counselor; STEAM Scholars, with the goal of this program to introduce young girls to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math careers and highlight the pathway to pursue these fields in high school and college; finally there is the Entrepreneurs Club. This club provides a refreshing environment for girls to learn about starting up a business through various innovative programs that combine entrepreneurship and business fundamentals, mentoring, and activity-based learning.
Registration is now open. Each paid registrant will receive a "Tea box" with goodies and teas for the event. There will be "door" prizes and a Silent Auction please attend and support.
Girls Of Distiction Speakers - Chef J'avia and JCB Carter-Blue
Our Distinguished Mistress of Ceremonies
Dr. Sheila Gothard hails from Michigan. Out of her dedication to higher education and admiration for Historically Black Colleges and Universities she relocated to Greensboro, NC in 2004 to work for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Currently, she is Client Associate at Triad Financial Advisors and the owner of Manuel Educational Consulting which provides training for organizations and institutions.
Dr. Gothard is committed to civic and community organizations. She began serving on the Board of Empowered Girls of North Carolina in 2017 and later transitioned to the Advisory Board. She is a graduate of Leadership Greensboro, Class of 2016 and one of the founding members of the Leadership Greensboro Alumni Council. She is a colorful, articulate and fashionable woman, never far from her pearls! She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,Beta Iota Omega Chapter in Greensboro, NC. One of her most memorable experiences as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha is when she was invited to attend the live, in person funeral services of the late Soror Maya Angelou in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
She is a graduate of Ferris State University where she earned a degree in Business Management and another Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in Communications where she also earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership: Training and Development. Ms. Gothard continued to pursue higher education and earned a second Master’s degree in Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She completed a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
She is a woman of faith, she is a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Greensboro where she serves as one of the ministry team leaders which consists of the Steward Ministry, Transportation, Security and Educational Resource ministries.
She is the mother of two wonderful young adults, son, Aubrey in Greensboro and daughter Ashley, New Orleans. Two future community leader grandchildren, Christian and Aubree Chanel.
2019 Honorees will be awarded at our 6th Annual EGNC High Tea and Silent Auction
Women of Distinction 2019 Honorees
Women of Distinction 2018 Honorees
Women of Distinction 2017 Inaugural Cohort