Women United

Since 2002, United Way’s worldwide network women’s leadership groups have raised more than $1 billion to drive lasting change in local communities. Locally, Women United is a dynamic, philanthropic group dedicated to promoting our Bib to Backpack work. Beyond making an annual financial contribution, members contribute their time, professional expertise and talent to ensure that parents and caregivers in our region have the tools they need to help the children in their lives be successful.

416 Members

185 Volunteer Hours

11 Impact Events

Mar 2019

SOLD OUT: Women of Influence Summit

Presented and hosted by DTE Energy,...

SOLD OUT: Women of Influence Summit

Friday March 8, 2019 - 7 - 10 a.m.
DTE Energy
1 Energy Plaza

Presented and hosted by DTE Energy, this cornerstone event takes place on International Women’s Day and celebrates the collective power of women.

This breakfast brings hundreds of women together to mobilize and raise funds to support children and families across Southeastern Michigan. We look forward to seeing you for a morning full of inspiration! Bring a friend or a co-worker to make an impact together.

The summit takes place from 7 to 10 a.m. at DTE Energy, 1 Energy Plaza in Detroit. It’s hosted by United Way’s Women United, which consists of some of the most powerful, prominent and influential women in Southeastern Michigan.

Attendees will hear inspirational stories from our featured speakers, including:
• JoAnn Chávez, vice president, legal & chief tax officer, DTE Energy
• Denise Dorsz, executive director, Leaps and Bounds
• Sommer Woods, vice president of external relations, marketing and communication, M-1 Rail
• Joan Budden, president and CEO, Priority Health
• Dr. Rita Fields, CEO, 313 Industries

Individual tickets are $100, and group table sponsorships are available for $2,500.

Last year, this event raised more than $200,000 to support Early Childhood Development programs in Southeastern Michigan, providing parents and caregivers with the tools they need to help their children succeed. With your help, we’ll make 2019 an even bigger success!

For more details, contact Laurie Snyder at Laurie.Snyder@LiveUnitedSEM.org and Nicole Laidlaw at Nicole.Laidlaw@LiveUnitedSEM.org.


Learn why these leaders members joined Women United

Rema Nasif

Rema Nasif

"I'm able to get involved in our community, support women and help foster early education with their children. The mission of United Way and Women United is strong and I am honored to be a part of it."

Aimee Argel

Aimee Argel

"I joined Women United because I know how powerful women can be when they come together to make a difference."

Heather Toutant

Heather Toutant

"Being involved with Women United allows me the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of children in my community."