Category: Events

WINnovation 2017: Tatiana Birgisson

Tatiana Birgisson Founder, Mati Energy Tatiana Birgisson is the founder of Mati Energy, the healthy energy drink she created in her Duke dorm room five years ago. Today, a new 30,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Clayton has her brewing as…

WINnovation 2017: Sarah Yarborough

Sarah Yarborough Co-founder and CEO, Raleigh Denim Sarah Yarborough is the co-founder and CEO of Raleigh Denim. She and her husband, Victor Lytvinenko, started making jeans together when she was an undergraduate in 2007, working on her collection for N.C….

WINnovation 2017: Nnenna Freelon

Nnenna Freelon Musician, educator, actor, philanthropist, non-profit founder Nnenna Freelon is a world-renowned, six-time Emmy award winning jazz musician. She is also an educator, actor, philanthropist, nonprofit founder, wife, and mother. In each of those roles, the Durham resident is…

WINnovation 2017: Celebrating Women and Entrepreneurship

WINnovation 2017 Celebrating Women and Entrepreneurship Five remarkable local women will headline WINnovation 2017, Walter’s third annual celebration of women and innovation, sponsored by Bank of America and The Umstead Hotel & Spa.  An evening of inspiration, education, celebration, and…

WALTER EVENT: Book Club: Belle Boggs

photographs by Missy McLamb The writer Belle Boggs showed a room full of readers why Jill McCorkle calls her  “nothing short of brilliant” at Walter’s Book Club at the Umstead May 7. The author of the celebrated short story collection…

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