StrongHer TogetHer To Host Women Of Durham

September 18, 2017
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Founded by medical oncologist Veshana Ramiah, MD, StrongHer TogetHer, a non-profit supporting Durham girls, will host its first-ever Women of Durham program series event on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ponysaurus.

"Our mission is to help build empowering and supportive relationships among girls from every corner of our community," said Ramiah, who practices at Duke Cancer Center North Durham. "StrongHer TogetHer was created for girls who, though different in many ways, share a desire for inclusivity and acceptance."

Ramiah, who launched the non-profit six months ago, has partnered with Stacey Donoghue to offer monthly outings and activities to girls throughout Durham. The organization also provides scholarship opportunities.

"Through our scholarship program, local girls can realize dreams and goals," shared Donoghue. "Some will go to camp. Others may opt to learn to play a musical instrument. The opportunities are endless."

Women of Durham guest speakers include:

  • Katie Wyatt — executive director of El Sistema USA and Duke University adjunct professor of Public Policy and Music
  • Ogechi Onuigbo — design entrepreneur

Women of Durham is hosted on a quarterly basis. The Oct. 21 event is open to the public and free. However, donations to the StrongHer TogetHER Scholarship Fund are welcome. Ponysaurus Brewing is located at 219 Hood St., in Durham, North Carolina. For more information, visit StrongHer TogetHER.