General Information

The Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities luncheon is our main event and largest fundraiser. Each October, passionate individuals join us during their lunch hour to dine on a delicious meal, listen to an inspirational speaker and raise money for those in need. Audience size is usually near 1,000 and first timers often remark at the grandeur of it all. But the real draw is the ability to come together to make a difference in our local community. Each attendee graciously donates a minimum of $100 and 100% of the funds raised stay in our community. Each dollar raised at the luncheon is awarded to a local non-profit agency through our grant program, and the luncheon is paid for by the generosity of our underwriters and corporate sponsors.

This Year’s Speaker

Each year, a dynamic and inspirational guest is invited to speak at the Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities luncheon. The board’s goal is to feature someone who understands the importance of giving and the difference we can all make together.

Ashley Fox

Meet our 2020 luncheon speaker, Ashley Fox.

Ashley is one of the NFL’s most well-respected journalists and a trailblazer in the ego-infused world of sports media. During her 24-year career, including 7 years as a lead NFL reporter and analyst for ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, Ashley covered the United States’ most popular sport for the largest sports media network in the world.

By being fair, honest and accountable, with unwavering professionalism and boundless optimism, Ashley earned the trust of professional athletes, coaches, owners, team executives and league commissioners.

Ashley understands the power of relationships – as well as the steps to build and maintain them. She has mastered the lost art of listening and knows that the best questions mine the most insightful answers. To this day she maintains lasting relationships with some of the most powerful people in professional sports, proving that championship teamwork isn’t just for NFL Sundays.

Since 1993, Ashley Fox has reported from the world’s largest sporting events, including the Summer Olympics, Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the Final Four, the World Series, the Stanley Cup Finals, and the PGA Championship. Ashley’s written work has been featured on ESPN.com, TheUndefeated.com, ESPNW.com and in ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

A graduate of Indiana University, Fox is a world-class communicator who shares with audiences around the world her inspiring story of        determination, perseverance, balancing personal and professional integrity, believing in the impossible and overcoming obstacles. Attendees of Ashley’s presentations learn the proven leadership, communication and teamwork strategies that took her from a small-town girl with big-time dreams to an award-winning reporter and columnist for the preeminent sports network on the planet.

Ashley is a North Carolina native, a recovering tennis protégé and an aspiring black belt in the karate discipline Tang Soo Do. She  resides in suburban Philadelphia and plays football with her two amazing kids and one insane Labrador.

Ashley speaks to audiences about her unique experiences as a female journalist covering sports for the largest sports media outlets in the world. Seminal moments happen to us all. How do we react and recover? In this inspiring keynote, Ashley shares the lessons she’s learned from the leaders of the most exceptional athletes on the planet and outlines a five-step process to becoming a winner at work.

  • Lead with integrity ·
  • Communicate exceptionally ·
  • Connect authentically ·
  • Motivate through impossibility
  • Cultivate critical relationships through the lost arts of listening and storytelling

These are just some of the themes that Ashley will cover. She will stir our audience to work together, to rise above and to reach great goals. We are excited to have you meet her in October!

Register for the Annual Luncheon

Online registration for this event will open in the summer of 2020.

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