LEAD Program

Our girls leadership program is a structured, multi-session series for middle school girls ages 11 to 15.

Summer Fashion Camp

Girls learn to craft their designs, launch a fashion business, and rip the runway at Winston-Salem Fashion Week!

Girls Rising Expo

Girls and their parents/guardians gather for a fun-filled day of learning, sharing and future planning.

Sponsor LEAD

Your opportunity to help middle school girls build brighter futures.


Event Details

Sunday, March 10, 2024
5:30pm – 7:30pm

The Arts Council
251 N Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC

We will have lots of heavy hors d’oeuvres, specialty cocktails, and a photo-booth area to capture the night!

Dress code: Professional or business casual attire.

Join us at the 2024 Changemakers Soirée to support LEAD Girls.

You are a community changemaker and our girls need your support more than ever. Nearly 8 in 10 girls say the pressures of life are overwhelming. 4 in 10 girls feel depressed more than four days a week.

At LEAD Girls, we wake up each day to meet these challenges head-on, because we believe the future of girls is the future of all of us.

Our program has a powerful, evidence-based curriculum that changes girls’ lives for the better. After just one semester with LEAD Girls, 90% recognize their good qualities, 87% feel confident about their future, and 100% believe they can become entrepreneurs.

This year our Changemakers Soirée features the release of our annual impact report, presentations from LEAD girls, and The Leading the Way Awards recognizing a volunteer and LEAD Girls.

We are shaping future changemakers, but we can’t do it without you. 

Ticket sales have ended, but you can email us to purchase a ticket if space becomes available.

Join us in making a difference.

Tickets are on sale now! Online auction is now live! 

Changemakers Soirée Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Morgan Reitzel
Lucia Higgins
Forsyth Tech Foundation
Michelle Cook
Winston-Salem State University

Neighbors For Better Neighborhoods

Supporters & Donors

M Creative
Green Bee Floral 

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Lei Lei’s Cuisine 

Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
Capture Booth NC
Garner Foods
C Styles

Interested in sponsoring the Changemakers Soirée?

Investing in LEAD Girls can change a girl, change a community, and change the world.

Our annual soirée celebrates the accomplishments of our girls, and recognizes the individuals, businesses and community leaders who help us make a difference.

This year our Changemakers Soirée will feature presentations from LEAD girls, and The Leading the Way Awards recognizing a volunteer and LEAD Girls, and the release of our annual impact report. Your support is an investment in our organization and in the future of our girls.

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