Here’s to Summer!!! 

Catawba Valley HOG Chapter #4252 and Blue Ridge Harley Davidson are sponsoring this first ever poker run organized to benefit Women’s Resource Center!  Many thanks to the Catawba Valley HOG Chapter for organizing this exciting new event for our Center!!



WRC’s First Ever On-Site Event – admission is free!!!

Join us for our first On-Site event!  “Art in the Park” is being held in the Ivey Arboretum Sally Fox Park directly behind the Women’s Resource Center. 

Bring your family, family, picnic basket and lawn chairs to enjoy looking at (and buying) Art by local Artists while listing to live music.  There will be a silent auction inside the Women’s Resource Center, and also food available from local food trucks.

Artists who are interested in participating in this event can use this link to register online:    Artist Registration Link

Sponsorships are also available for this event ranging from $100-$500.  For more information, please call 828-322-6333 or send an email to






Inspiring Women Luncheon

Was held on Tuesday February 25, 2020 from Noon till 1 PM at Women’s Resource Center.  The Lunch was provided by PDQ Restaurant and space was limited, so reservations were required.

The Inspiring guest speaker was Karen Shackleford, a social psychologist who studies our social construction of reality via media, particularly focusing on how stories and characters from popular media shape our sense of identity and meaning. She directs particular attention to our understanding of social categories such as race, gender and sexual orientation in the media and how it shapes our social thinking as related to identity, stereotypes, prejudice and well-being.

Karen is the incoming editor of the APA journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture, the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology and also the co-author, with Cynthia Vinney, of Finding Truth in Fiction (2020).  Her TEDx talk is called Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter are Real.  She has also appeared on camera nationally, and has had her work quoted by various media outlets. Some of which include:  Good Morning AmericaPBS, NPR, CNN, Time, New York Magazine, Boston Globe, Chronicle of Higher Education, Hollywood Reporter, Fox News Morning Show and BBC Morning News.


Women, Wine, and WRC

A “Galentines Day” celebration was held on 3/13/2020 at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Conover.

Thank you to all sponsors, attendees and volunteers who helped to make this event yet another fun success!



1920’s Murder Mystery Dinner – “Evil on the Beach”
(Presented by Charlotte Murder Mystery Company)
WRC held its annual Murder Mystery Dinner fun raiser event at the Lake Hickory Country Club on Thursday September 26, 2019 from 6-9 PM.   Thank you to all sponsors, attendees and volunteers who helped to make this annual event another fun success! 




~When women are empowered, the whole community reaps the benefits~



Open House

WRC held its first ever Open House event on Thursday September 12, 2019 from 4-6 PM.  Many folks from the community stopped by and chatted with Staff about the exciting new programs for 2019 and 2020.  Visitors also enjoyed a variety of donated finger food snacks while also having the opportunity to speak one-on-one with members of our Every Woman’s Wellness Cooperation Leadership Team.



Inspiring Women Luncheon

Was held on Tuesday August 27, 2019 from Noon till 1 PM at Women’s Resource Center.  The Lunch was provided by PDQ Restaurant and space was limited, so reservations were required.

The Inspiring guest speaker was Professor Charlotte Williams who is the Associate Dean of Engaged and Global Learning, as well as the Program Coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Human and Community Services major at Lenoir Rhyne University. In her role as Associate Dean, she oversees the William and Robert Shuford Center for International Education, which recently received a $5 million dollar endowment from the Shuford family. 

Charlotte is committed to helping people and improving the quality of their lives through her professional and community service work. She is a member of the Hickory City Council, previously served two terms on the Hickory City School Board, and has held numerous leadership roles for several community boards and organizations in our area.



Charity Chase Half Marathon

Was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  Women’s Resource Center once again participated in the Charity Chase Half Marathon.  Participants had the option to either run/walk the full half marathon or choose the Charity Chase Lite option (just 6.5 miles).  Many participants and volunteers joined us for this fun event while supporting our important work. 


Women’s National History

2019 National Theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.  We celebrated Women’s National History Month on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library by honoring four local women who are indeed “Visionary Women” who have made and continue to make a difference in our community

Guest Speaker:  Dr Virginia Wright

2019 Honorees:  Mrs. Esther Jett, Patricia (Pat) Anderson, Professor Charlotte C. Williams, Ruth Javier-Trott, 

This event was sponsored by Women’s Resource Center and Friends of Ridgeview Branch Library


Inspiring Women Luncheon

Was held on Tuesday February 26, 2019 from Noon till 1 PM at Women’s Resource Center.

Women’s Resource Center was in partnership with the Western Piedmont  Symphony and it was a very special Inspiring Women Luncheon!  The $10 registration fee included lunch & space was limited, so reservations were required.




Less than twenty percent of all orchestra conductors are women!  Mélisse Brunet is one of four candidates being considered for the position as the Western  Piedmont Symphony’s next Music Director and Conductor in the Maestro Challenge.  Ms Brunet inspired everyone by sharing how she is breaking down barriers in this male-dominated profession!!!





Women’s Resource Center advocates for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women and families regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic status, or orientation.


We envision a world where ALL women have equal opportunities to thrive.