United Way’s Women Leaders strive to educate, engage and empower women across our county.

WLC-Logo_2015Members invest $1,000 or more annually to help United Way improve Education in Forsyth County and see the direct impact of their individual investment in tutoring, family engagement and summer programming in area schools. Members get exclusive leadership development, social networking and volunteer opportunities.

40% of member contribution is invested in WLC’s education-based initiatives, while 60% is designated to United Way community investments.


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Interested in joining? For United Way Forsyth County, whose unique role is bringing people together to solve community problems, our women’s leadership council is essential to accelerating lasting change.


Imagine playing a real life version of The Game of Life and there you have School of Hard Knocks! April 18, 2018 7am-1pm

The School of Hard Knocks is a volunteer event hosted annually by United Way of Forsyth County’s Women’s Leadership Council.

Students at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy choose a career and are given a corresponding salary. With that salary, they must create a monthly budget and make choices about transportation, living accommodations, childcare, phone and cable bills, etc.

From this experience, students receive hands on training in financial literacy to provide them with the knowledge to effectively manage a budget in the real world.