NC State
Council on the Status of Women

39th Annual Sisterhood Dinner
February 26, 2024 | Talley Ballroom
5:15 p.m.  Reception and Silent Auction
6:00 p.m.  Dinner and Awards

The Sisterhood Dinner

The Sisterhood Dinner commemorates the contributions and accomplishments of NC State women. It was originally called the Susan B. Anthony Dinner but was changed in 1999 to the Sisterhood Dinner to encompass all aspects of the achievements of women. Our theme for the 39th annual Sisterhood Dinner is:

Visibility + Vision: Claiming your Space at NC State

The women of NC State are responsible for remarkable accomplishments and change – from the grand to the everyday, on and off campus. But much of this work can go unrecognized. This year, the Sisterhood Dinner celebrates the ordinary and the extraordinary, encouraging women to claim their space while upending societal or gendered expectations to exert our visibility and vision at NC State. We support and honor women behind the scenes and those who make a scene to make us all seen.

Keynote Address

We are pleased to welcome a true trailblazer who embodies our Sisterhood Dinner theme as this year’s Keynote Address: Ms. Ada Baldwin, Director of NC State University Housekeeping. Ms. Baldwin has served on committees for national and international organizations while also holding key positions. In 2017, Ada became the first African American woman to hold the position of president for the North Carolina Chapter of APPA. Ada has also served as a keynote speaker at national and local conferences. She has written articles about leadership and best practices in several custodial magazines, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine. In 2019, Ms. Baldwin led her department in receiving the Green Seal Certification, which represents the Green Seal Standard for Commercial and Institutional Cleaning Services (GS42). NC State is the first university in North Carolina to receive this certification and became only the sixth in the nation to do so. Under her visibility + vision, Ada strives to ensure that her staff know they are respected, valued, and appreciated in all they do.

Equity for Women Awards

Sisterhood Dinner Features Equity for Women Awards Presentation – University Human Resources News

Visit the Equity for Women Awards page to see all past winners!