Our Events

Pillar Awards     



For 30 years, Women's Resource Center has honored employers in West Michigan that are intentional and innovative in their efforts to improve workplace opportunities for women. The annual Pillar Award Luncheon held in early Spring draws 500 business and community leaders together to celebrate diversity in the workforce.

As an advocate for working women, WRC honors progressive West Michigan employers who empower women at work with policies designed to recruit, retain and advance women in their workplace. These companies are “pillars” to working women and help WRC fulfill its mission to “equip women to achieve purpose, fulfillment and financial stability through meaningful employment."

Pillar nominations are accepted in the Fall, winners announced the following January and awarded in early March.


Wine, Women & Chocolate


 Wine, Women & Chocolate is a fun evening of wine and chocolate tastings, silent auction and raffle to benefit the programs of WRC. Held each Fall, usually in early October, this event draws over 300 people who enjoy the opportunity to network, enjoy good food and drink while supporting the empowerment of women.