WALTER Events | WINnovation 2023

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 | The Umstead Hotel & Spa

The WALTER team is thrilled to return to The Umstead Hotel & Spa for our eighth annual WINnovation summit, celebrating women in innovation, leadership diversity and the entrepreneurial spirit. 

For a sample of what you’ll find at WINnovation, watch this video.

WINnovation 2023 Speakers

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. | Startup Workshops
Flex your strategic thinking and learn new tools for career growth.

5:30 p.m. | Cocktails & Networking
Meet and mingle with fellow innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders

6:30 p.m. | Dinner & Program
Enjoy a delicious three-course meal with wine pairings as you listen to our WINnovation speakers + a fireside chat with Bank of America

8:00 p.m. | Q&A with Panelists
Guests have an opportunity to ask their own questions of all four panelists.

2023 Workshops

Led by Danielle Galmore, Touchpoint Wines
Your brand is what others say about you when you are not in the room. Being intentional can help you build a professional reputation that can be a powerful tool in advancing your career. In this workshop we reflect on our brand, then use wine label design as a metaphor and framework to express our personal brand, which you will share with others in the workshop. All while we sip wines of course!

Led by Chasta Hamilton, Entrepreneur/Speaker/Author
How do you lend your authenticity and vulnerability to elevate your personal and professional paths? Using our truths (and tragedies), we will discuss an actionable 12-step plan about how our stories can unlock personal growth and serve as an inspiration to those around us.

Led by Melissa Carrier and Elizabeth Benefield, Radiate Works
Innovation is both art and science. Through practice, you can build the skills to open new channels of creativity and problem solving, and deliver value for all stakeholders. Rather than a “check box” approach, join us in learning how to adopt an innovative mindset to maximize your individual and collective impact.

Thank you to our sponsors