Empowering Women Together
Monday, February 27, 2017
5:15 pm – Reception and Silent Auction to benefit the NC State Women’s Center
6:00 pm – Dinner Buffet
Talley Student Union, State Ballroom
The Sisterhood Dinner celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of NC State women. It was originally called the Susan B. Anthony Dinner but was changed in 1999 to the Sisterhood Dinner to encompass all aspects of the achievements of women.
Thank you for attending the 2017 Sisterhood Dinner. We hope that you enjoyed the reception and dinner. You can find the Equity for Women Awards winner on the Equity for Women Awards page.
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Make sure you save the date for 2018 – Monday, February 26th.
If you have questions regarding either the Sisterhood Dinner or the Equity Awards, please contact the Women’s Center at 919-515-2012.
Annual Sisterhood Dinner Fills Ballroom of Talley Student Union
The evening’s program included speakers Kim Davis, chair of the Council on the Status of Women, Dr. Linda McCabe Smith, vice provost for institutional equity and diversity, Lisa LaBarbera-Mascote, director of the Women’s Center and student Achaia Dent, who performed “Ain’t I a Woman?,” a speech originally delivered extemporaneously by anti-slavery speaker Sojourner Truth in 1851. Dr. Patricia Caple, professor emerita of communications and theater, memorably performed the same soliloquy at a previous Sisterhood Dinner.
Before the presentation of awards, Maria Gallardo-Williams, teaching associate professor in Chemistry, led attendees in remembering MIT physicist Dr. Millie Dresselhaus, who died on February 20, 2017. Dr. Dresselhaus, holder of the National Medal of Science, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and many other awards, was known as the “queen of carbon science ” for her work in carbon science and nanostructures. She also worked to promote the opportunities of women in science and engineering. In December, Chancellor Randy Woodson conferred an honorary degree on Dresselhaus at NC State’s fall commencement.
Dr. Faye Cobb Payton, faculty scholar in the Poole College of Management, gave the keynote address, speaking dynamically about mentoring and her own mentors. Tracy Dixon, chair elect of the Council on the Status of Women, gave the closing remarks.