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6th Annual United Way Women's
Emmy-award winning journalist Deborah Norville shared how maintaining a thankful attitude can help women overcome any personal challenge, during an inspirational speech to more than 700 guests at the United Way Women's Leadership Luncheon.
The Power of Thank You
Norville spoke with candor and humor about the pitfalls of juggling a career and motherhood. The acclaimed broadcaster and best-selling author also told the amazing story of how she overcame a difficult struggle with depression after the birth of her first child and subsequent departure from NBC's Today show.
Each of us can express our gratitude and persevere in life by giving back to our community, suggested Norville. "You can do it by supporting the United Way," she said. "You can do it by supporting a friend or by reminding yourself that there may be some rough periods but you'll get through them."
She encouraged her audience to start journaling the three things they are most thankful for each day. "When you do that, you make yourself smarter," said Norville. "You can solve problems."
Norville, who is active in a number of charities, also praised the Women's Leadership Council for its work in helping women make smarter financial decisions and reducing school dropout rates.
By combining the power of philanthropy, volunteerism and awareness, the United Way Women's Leadership Council is addressing critical health and social service issues that disproportionately affect women and children.
The Heart of Florida United Way Women's Leadership Council is comprised of over 400 members who generously give more than $685,000 annually. This year's Women's Leadership Luncheon raised more than $100,000 but more importantly, the event expanded the Heart of Florida United Way's reach by engaging even more women leaders in our community who have joined the Women's Leadership Council and have gone on to give, advocate, or volunteer for the betterment of our local communities.
Event sponsors for the Sixth Annual United Way Women's Leadership Luncheon included Tupperware Brands Corporation, Fifth Third Bank, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando Health, Orlando Magic, the University of Central Florida, Darylaine Hernandez Law Firm and Florida Hospital.
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The United Way Women's Leadership Luncheon is a great way to promote your brand to more than 800 influential female business and civic leaders. For sponsorship information, please call (407) 429-2111 or e-mail WomensLeadership@hfuw.org.
To view photos from the 2012 event, click here. To view photos from the 2011 luncheon, click here.