United Way Women’s Legacy Council Presents Women Who Rule


L-R: Kay Ford, Paula Kreissler, Kate Taylor, Julie Tolbert, Meg Heap, Debbi Thompson
L-R: Kay Ford, Paula Kreissler, Kate Taylor, Julie Tolbert, Meg Heap, Debbi Thompson

United Way Women’s Legacy Council presented Women Who Rule, a fundraising event to support low-income women finding dependable transportation. The event featured four area executive and professional leaders who have excelled in their profession. The four featured leaders were Kay Ford, Advisory Board Chairman – Savannah Market, BankSouth; Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living & Community Development, Healthy Savannah & YMCA of Coastal Georgia; Kate Taylor, Founder & Owner, Savannah Power Yoga; and Julie Tolbert, Assistant Chief of Police, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

Women Who Rule, held at the Westin Savannah Harbor, was devoted to educating, empowering and inspiring women to think innovatively, act successfully and lead with lasting impact for their organizations and community. Each featured leader shared her personal stories in overcoming challenges to excel in their field.

Proceeds from the event support low-income women finding dependable transportation. For many low-income women in our community, finding dependable transportation is a major barrier. This lack of dependable transportation is often one of the most significant barriers to finding and keeping employment and accessing other services, such as a local food bank, health services, childcare and life skills training programs.

United Way Women’s Legacy Council members are committed to raising awareness about the transportation issues facing low-income women through various fundraising and advocacy efforts. Now in its seventh year, United Way Women’s Legacy Council includes more than 200 women who raised nearly $40,000 last year for our community.

United Way Women’s Legacy Council thanks Vaden Automotive Group for their generous support in making the event possible. Special thanks also go out all sponsors: Georgia Power, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, BankSouth, City of Savannah, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Savannah State University and Savannah Technical College.


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