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. 2012 marks the 21th anniversary of TWIN. Leading up to this year’s September 20th event at Pack Place & Diana Wortham Theatre, we will highlight each of our 20 incredible TWIN Honorees. If you would like more information about the TWIN event, or to reserve a ticket, please visit www.ywcaofasheville.org.
Anna is a prominent attorney at the Van Winkle Law Firm and represents the business practice group. A licensed lawyer in both North Carolina and Tennessee, Anna has been practicing business and corporate law in the area for over ten years. She is a crucial member of the Van Winkle team, and is known for her attention to detail, superb client service, and thorough knowledge of the intricacies involved in commercial and business law.
Anna exemplifies community empowerment with her role in the local arts of Western North Carolina, contributing both her time and legal talents to ensure that local arts thrive. She is the former chair of NC Lawyers for the Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP), which provides pro bono legal services to low-wealth entrepreneurs, many of whom are women, who are looking to start up or grow their businesses. Anna was a key player in NC LEAP’s initiative to host a legal workshop for artists and artisans wanting to start their own arts business. As a board member of the Asheville Art Museum, she also helped guide the recent renovation and expansion of the museum.