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BCA hosts inaugural “Side by Side” Women’s Leadership Luncheon

The sold-out public event was hosted at Wynlakes Country Club.


The Business Council of Alabama on Tuesday hosted the inaugural “Side by Side” Women’s Leadership Luncheon event, marking International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in the United States.

The sold-out public event at Wynlakes Country Club served as a unique and meaningful opportunity for men and women in attendance to hear open conversations regarding the challenges and opportunities facing women in business and leadership.

Attendees heard remarks from Governor Kay Ivey and a panel of some of the state’s most influential and respected female leaders, including: Dr. Kimberly Robinson, U.S. Space and Rocket Center; Col. Eries Mentzer, USAF; Christina Woerner McInnis, Woerner Farms and AgriTech Corp.; and Melanie Bridgeforth, Women’s Foundation of Alabama. Abbeville Fiber’s Lindsay Rane Carter was the panel moderator.

“We were proud to host the first ever ‘Side by Side” Women’s Leadership Luncheon,” said BCA Senior Vice President of Operations & Investor Relations Helena Duncan. “The state of Alabama and our business community are bolstered by trailblazing, exemplary female leaders, and this event served as an impactful opportunity to discuss how collaboration, mentorship and intentionality can lead to an even brighter future for all Alabamians. BCA was honored to hear from Governor Ivey and our distinguished panelists, who delivered attendees a thoughtful and meaningful conversation that will help pave the way for further achievements and growth moving forward.”

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