Beyond Suits & Heels to Celebrate Local Women Leaders in Business and Nonprofits

by | Mar 20, 2019

March 26th SMC Gives Event Is a Networking Social, Panel Discussion, and Fundraiser for the Rape Crisis Center

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Savannah Master Calendar partner businesses are holding a special networking social and panel discussion for women leaders and those who support them. This month’s SMC Gives series event—Beyond Suits & Heels—will take place on Tuesday, March 26 from 5:00–7:00 PM at Savannah Station at 601 Cohen Street. The event is also a fundraiser for the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire, and attendees are kindly asked to make a $10 cash donation to the organization.

The event will begin with a networking social from 5–5:45 PM, during which guests will enjoy appetizers by Cape Creations Catering, desserts by Savannah Square Pops and Wicked Cakes, photography by Shot by Somi Studios, decor by Celebrations Unlimited, and a cash bar. The panel discussion will take place from 5:45–6:30 PM and will feature local women leaders discussing the causes that matter to them and how nonprofit and for-profit organizations can work together to benefit and enrich our community. 

Guest Speakers

Laura Ross | Old Town Trolley Tours
Zelonia Williams | Celebrations Unlimited, Future Minds Literacy and Adult Education


Cecilia Arango | Thomas & Hutton
Jess Belfry | Hustle & Blow Dry Bar
Weslyn “Mahogany” Bowers | Blessings in a Book Bag
Maria Center | Girls on the Run
Cynthia Creighton-Jones | Cape Creations Catering
Sarah Denmark
Aileen Gabbey | Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia
Britnee Kinard | SD Gunner Fund
Mia Mance | G100/Dick Broadcasting Company
Shannon McClure | American Cancer Society
Paige Sarvis
Deb Thompson | United Way of the Coastal Empire
Deborah Warren | Savannah Termite and Pest Control
Doris Williams | Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire


Savannah Master Calendar President Marianne Ganem-Poppell will moderate the panel.


“Savannah Master Calendar and our corporate partners are excited to bring together women leaders and those who support them for this remarkable event, and to learn more about the specific ways women in our community are working together to make Savannah a better place,” said Marianne Ganem-Poppell, Owner and President of Savannah Master Calendar.

“The Rape Crisis Center is grateful for the support of the Savannah Master Calendar partners, and I look forward to participating in the Beyond Suits & Heels panel with this inspiring group of women leaders,” said Doris Williams, Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire.

We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday for this remarkable event!

Click here to RSVP.


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by | Mar 20, 2019

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