Synchronicity Theatre will host our 19th Annual Women in the Arts and Business Luncheon this year on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 12-1:30 pm with post-event networking. Our signature event is back LIVE, at Twelve Hotel in Midtown Atlanta where we will join for celebratory connection, a panel discussion with business and arts leaders, and a gourmet lunch! This year we celebrate community strength and Synchronicity Theatre's 25th year with a powerful theme: Thrive at 25: A Quarter Century of Women’s Uplift.

This year’s luncheon is planned to be live and in person. However, if by early March we determine that we need to pivot, we will move to a vibrant virtual presentation. We have produced two exciting virtual events and all sponsorship benefits would seamlessly pivot to the virtual space.


Penny Collins, President & CEO, Women in Technology

Penny joined WIT from First Data Corporation, where she served as Chief Technology Control Officer, Global Lead for Disaster Recovery Application Development, and Head of Global Cyber Security and Controls PMO. In addition to leading the company’s technology compliance and controls, she was also the global leader for First Data’s Women’s Leadership Council, and a solid champion for the organization’s support of WIT as a strategic partner. Prior to First Data, Penny spent time as a business owner and entrepreneur, was Chief Process and Usability Officer for British Telecom (BT), and has spent her career leading global technology teams. She was awarded Women in Payments’ award for Education in 2019 and is an active member of the Atlanta non-profit community.

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Angela Farr Schiller, PhD, Arts Leader & Scholar

Angela is an Emmy® Award winning director and an Associate Professor of Theater at the Boston Conservatory in Boston, Mass. Formerly she served as the Director of Arts Education at the four-time Southeast Emmy® Award winning ArtsBridge Foundation for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, in Atlanta, GA, and as an Assistant Professor, the Resident Dramaturg, and the Coordinator of Undergraduate Research for the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University. She received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she completed her final year of study at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She also studied at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana and the University degli Studi di Siena, Italy. She received her M.A. from the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis with an emphasis in Africana Studies from New York University, and completed her Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University.

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WIABL panelists


Amy S. Dosik, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Hyacinth Edwards-Weekes, Senior Credit Analyst, Federal Home Loan Bank

Maya Lawrence, Multi-disciplinary artist and Anti-Bias Facilitator

Ofelia de La Valette, Owner, Dance 101

Why Sponsor?

Besides contributing to the robust discussion of economic development in our community during this vital time, it is a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow Atlanta business community members. Past sponsors include Equifax, The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Alston & Bird, Assurant, Federal Home Loan Bank, WarnerMedia and UPS, to name but a few.

"It is essential that we support organizations which propel and uplift women in our communities. Delta Community Credit Union is proud to be among several generous organizations who sponsor this energetic event! We look forward to it year after year."

-- Reina J. Short | AVP, Community Development Delta Community Credit Union

“Alston & Bird has been a long-time sponsor of Synchronicity’s Women in the Arts and Business Luncheon because it is a wonderful opportunity to engage with current clients and network with potential clients who are interested in Atlanta’s arts community. The event also provides a meaningful out-of-office experience for our attorneys to be inspired to contribute further to the community around us.” – Elizabeth Clark Associate, Alston & Bird

-- Elizabeth Clark | Associate Alston & Bird

Download the 2022 WIABL Sponsorship Levels & Info

Thank you to last year's sponsors!