Our Leadership Stories: A Luncheon Celebrating Women in Service
Everyone loves a good news story. In a time of great tension and divides across racial, gender, political, and socioeconomic lines, we need to hear more courageous, honest, and inspirational stories. Who better to share those stories than people who have committed their lives to leadership, mentorship, and public service?
Join Leadership LINKS, Inc. as we welcome Ms. Janie L. Mines, U.S. Navy veteran and business professional to the Triad, NC for a fundraising luncheon. Janie L. Mines entered Annapolis—the U.S. Naval Academy—as the only African American female in the first class of women. She graduated in 1980, served as a Navy Supply Officer, and was later selected to participate in the prestigious Sloan Fellows Program, where she earned an MBA from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Business Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). With her vast corporate and government experience, Janie has continued her life of public service. For the first time, she is sharing her story with the release of her new memoir, "No Coincidences: Reflections of the First Black Female Graduate of the United States Naval Academy."
Janie will be joined in conversation with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, an international speaker, leadership consultant, mentoring coach, and resident of High Point, NC. Natasha is a 2002 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, former Marine Corps Captain, and author of several books including the new release, “A Sojourner’s Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World.” She is the Visionary Founder and Chairperson of the 501(c)(3) organization, Leadership LINKS, Inc. in High Point, NC.
Retired Navy Commander and U.S. Naval Academy graduate (Class of 1992), Dr. Tracey Nicole Hayes is a founding board member of the organization and Guilford County resident. She will serve as the event host. “Our Leadership Stories: A Luncheon Celebrating Women in Service” is presented by Leadership LINKS, Inc.