Time to Shine: WALTER presents WINi

WALTER editor Ayn-Monique Klahre with panelists Arsheen Allam, Maya Freelon, Maggie Kane and Amber Rupinta.

photography by Bob Karp

WALTER gathered a dynamic group of women on February 23 to talk about work at WINi 2020. It was an inspiring afternoon, a chance for young women to hear about the tenacity and self-discovery that go into building a career.

This year’s panelists were GOLeafe CEO Arsheen Allam, visual artist Maya Freelon, A Place at the Table founder Maggie Kane and ABC11 anchor Amber Rupinta. With their range of fields and diversity of experiences, they drew guests into their stories with wisdom for all.

Thank you to the organizations that made WINi possible: presenting sponsor and partner Bank of America; workshop sponsors Riley Lewis General Contractors and Wegmans; Leigh Shamblin from N.C. State University; table sponsors York Properties, HQ Raleigh + Leadership Exchange, Duke Fuqua School of Business, The Women’s Giving Network of Wake County and Virginia Parker; Market Hall; Greenfront Interiors + Rugs; and event partners Attended Events, Bloom Works, Alphagraphics and Westgate Wine.

WINi program


Kari Stolz of Bank of America introduces two of their Student Leaders


Arsheen Allam, Founder and CEO, GOLeafe speaks


Reporter and Anchor for ABC 11, Amber Rupinta speaks


Guests take part in a workshop


Dr. Leigh Shamblin leads a Design Your Life workshop


a few snack selections