2021 Women of Vision Luncheon

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021


In 1992, the first Women of Vision Luncheon gathered women to celebrate their power and to develop women as philanthropists in the community. The objective was to broaden the base of support for YWCA Greater Green Bay programs and help improve the future for women and girls in Brown County.

Our annual event was held virtually, connecting YWCA Greater Green Bay supporters with our mission to eliminate racism and empower women and girls, while creating meaningful engagement through technology.



The Women of Vision signature fundraiser is an inspirational opportunity to support life-changing programs that empower women and girls in our community.

•  Every year, we deliver innovative programs and passionate advocacy in racial justice, education, and wellness, creating a positive impact on the lives of over 30,000 people in our community.
•  5,000 diverse individuals are empowered to take action to eliminate racism and promote equity
•  100 children receive play-based, anti-bias early childhood education
•  2,000 yearly visits to the Career Closet for business clothing give women confidence as they journey toward self-sufficiency
•  13,000 health and fitness participants achieve better health and wellness

Here’s What to Expect:
•  Fun! We want to laugh and celebrate our community together. We want to hear from you!
•  A showcase of YWCA’s outstanding programs impact
•  Inspiring stories from YWCA supporters, volunteers, staff, and program participants
•  Introducing the inaugural Sharon Resch Scholarship Award
•  Online shopping with a purpose through our silent auction

2021 Keynote Speaker | Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran

Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran is the 2021YWCA Women of Vision Luncheon keynote speaker.Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran is an Associate Professor at St. Norbert College with more than 30 years of experience in engaging students from marginalized communities to pursue higher education opportunities. She continues to apply her teaching and scholarship focus, especially in the areas of positioning people of color for academic and professional success and engaging predominantly white communities and school districts in critical conversations on issues of race and social injustice.

Delano-Oriaran is the founder and co-founder of numerous initiatives, including African Heritage, Inc., Umoja, a Black Heritage program for transracial families with Black/African-American children and the African Heritage Emerging Student Leaders Institute. She is the recipient of numerous awards on diversity issues and community change, including the 2020 Ethics in Action Award, Sister Joel Read Civic Engagement Practitioner Award, the City of Appleton’s Toward Community Unity in Diversity Award, St. Norbert College’s Scholarship Award, the Wisconsin State Human Relations Association’s Outstanding Human Relations Educator Award, and St. Norbert College’s Bishop Morneau Community Service Award. She was also recognized as one of the 28 most influential African-Americans in Wisconsin, and last month released a book, “Teaching Beautiful Brilliant Black Girls”.


Thank you to our 2021 sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a Women of Vision Luncheon sponsor, contact lasare@ywcagreenbay.org to get a jump start on your 2021 Women of Vision Luncheon sponsorship.

Previous Years’ Highlights

2019 | 2020