The YWCA’s Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) event honors women who have made significant contributions to their fields, and recognizes those organizations that support such achievements. 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of TWIN. Leading up to this year’s September 15th event, we will highlight each of our 25 incredible TWIN Honorees. If you would like more information about the TWIN event, or would like to reserve a ticket, please visitwww.ywcaofasheville.org.
Glenda Weinert is dedicated to improving the lives of her family members and the lives of countless members of our community. She was inspired by her son struggling with muscular dystrophy. Glenda worked tirelessly to accommodate Dylan’s needs both at home and at his school. Seeing what she could accomplish, Glenda looked to her mother’s business, Little Beaver Child Care Center, to apply what she had learned to benefit others. Over time, she transformed one center into five. These centers focus on quality learning programs and provide assistance to the families of special needs children. Glenda also opened a BrightStar Healthcare franchise which helps to provide in-home health services to persons of all ages, helping to ease their family’s responsibilities and improve overall quality of life.