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Midtown Magazine Feature

The March/April 2017 edition of Midtown Magazine highlighted CWNC under the "Women Who Network" section. Take a look at us in black and white or get a copy (pg 91)

CWNC Launches Scholarship

Scholarship for aspiring Carolina Career College students 

Connected Women of NC (CWNC) is launching their 2016 CWNC – Carolina Career College Scholarship, valued at $5,000.

This scholarship is one of several that the non-profit group has awarded over the past two years, as part of their commitment to promote education, exposure, and experience to women in North Carolina.

The scholarship winner can use the award towards an Information Technology career development program at Carolina Career College, including Desktop Support Technician, Systems Administrator, and Security and Network Infrastructure Specialist. Each program includes certification training and career placement assistance.

Applications for this scholarship are being accepted now through December 1, 2016. Women interested in applying for the scholarship should schedule a Career Planning Session at Carolina Career College at 

The Application and other details are available here:

Representatives from CWNC and Carolina Career College will present the scholarship to the recipient in late December. More about CWNC can be found at

October 25 2016 - CWNC's Silent and Planning Holiday Period

The CWNC Board Members take a hiatus between November and January to rest and plan for the upcoming 2017 year.  We look forward to bringing our members a dynamic program during the new season and wish our members Happy Holidays!

September 26, 2016

CWNC was thrilled to provide ECPI University with a check in the amount of $1000 for gas cards for stipend recipients. Physically getting to and from school can often present a big obstacle to students working hard to make a career change. This is the beginning of our growing relationship with ECPI University, and we’re so excited to have them as a new part of our scholarship program.

August 22, 2016

Professional Women’s Non-Profit Group Awards Two Scholarships

Press release

Durham, NC, August 22, 2016 —Connected Women of NC (CWNC) , a growing Triangle-based organization dedicated to helping professional women network and succeed in the technology field, awarded two  scholarships, valued at $500.00 each.

These two scholarships are the first of more that the non-profit group plans to give out in the future as part of their commitment to promote education, exposure, and experience to women in North Carolina.

In her scholarship application, Ms. Melissa Kennebrew highlighted her experience in the military as a transportation operator, and her commitment to expanding her skills to work toward a career in the technology field. 

Ms. Kate Strickland shared in her application the journey she’s taken through various jobs, to find her way to a career she is passionate about – technology. She envisions working for an IT company in the next several years, after completing her courses at Carolina Career College.

“We are so thrilled to partner with Carolina Career College to honor Melissa and Kate in their studies and help them move forward in their careers. They are both inspiring, amazing women”, said Dawn Barnett, Co-President of Connected Women of North Carolina.  

Ms. Kennebrew and Ms. Strickland currently attend Carolina Career College. The check presentation took place at 5:30pm in the lobby of Carolina Career College, 5400 S. Miami Blvd., #140, Durham NC 27703.  

Representatives from Connected Women of North Carolina and Carolina Career College were on hand to share more information about their organizations.

More about CWNC can be found at 

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December 21, 2015 - CWNC Awards First Scholarship

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