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2022 Fall Women's Luncheon at the Carolina Inn

Thursday, November 10, 2022 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM) (EST)


“The ‘I’ in Authenticity: Leveraging Your Skills to Excel in 2023 and Beyond!”

Join the Women of the Chamber in celebrating and giving thanks at our fall Friendsgiving Luncheon at the Carolina Inn on Thursday, November 10th. This luncheon will open with gathering and networking and will include a special keynote from Dr. Bahby Banks, Founder & CEO of Pillar Consulting

Dr. Bahby will help us explore our individual and collective roles as transformational leaders. Participants will leave with practical strategies to build and sustain fruitful relationships within, and outside of, their organizations. During our time together, Dr. Bahby will guide us through confidence-building exercises, including: effective communication, asking the right questions, and developing action plans to pursue personal and professional goals. This luncheon is a “must” for budding or seasoned administrators as they navigate careers as leaders!

Presented by The Women of State Farm

Pam Herndon                       Ola Stinnett

Lunch & Keynote Sponsored by The Women of Merrill

Leigh Kempf                   Susan Batchelor

Contact Rebecca Dickenson at to learn about available luncheon sponsorship opportunities.

Click here to learn more about women's networking with The Chamber.

Thank you to our Chamber Major Investors

***For this and all in-person Chamber events, vaccination is required***

About Dr. Bahby Banks: 

Dr. Bahby Banks serves as the CEO and principal research consultant of Pillar Consulting, a leadership strategy firm dedicated to helping organizations measure the impact of their initiatives. In her role, Dr. Banks partners with non-profit, academic, corporate, and philanthropic organizations to provide consultation on the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of their efforts. Her work has led to a career that has spanned research in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Australia and with 15+ years of equity, capacity building and social impact expertise, Dr. Banks’ clientele has included Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Harvard University, Wake Forest University, NC A&T State University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Under Dr. Banks’ leadership, Pillar Consulting has spearheaded efforts funded by the National Science Foundation, DuPont Foundation, deBeaumont Foundation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 

In addition to serving as the CEO of Pillar Consulting, Dr. Banks serves as an adjunct faculty member at UNC Chapel Hill, executive career coach, and facilitator of leadership intensives with topics including: effective networking, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, empowerment and personal branding.  Her speaking engagements have been wide-ranging—including executive leadership conferences, scientific meetings, national and international conferences, undergraduate lectures and graduate seminars.  Dr. Banks was recently recognized with the Boston University School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni Award and was selected as the inaugural keynote speaker for the MPH@UNC Immersion Program. 

In her spare time, Dr. Banks enjoys trying new cuisine, traveling, spending time with family and friends, drumming, dancing and karaoke.  Learn more at

Select Clients

  • National Association for Female Executives
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • North Carolina Minority Women Business Enterprise
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • S.E. Association of Community Action Associations
  • Virginia Women’s Conference
  • Wake Forest School of Business
  • YWCA Bristol

$35 For Chamber members 

$50 For non-members

The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Event Contact
McKenzie Steagall
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Thursday, November 10, 2022 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM) (EST)

11:30 - 12 | Networking & Registration  

12 - 1 | Program & Keynote

1 - 1:30 | Dessert & Depart

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