Triad Women’s Networking Initiative: Out of the Garden Recap

By Paula McMillan, CFP, CPA/PFS, CGMA

Monica Cox of LBA Haynes Strand provided an opportunity for the women of the NCACPA Triad Women’s Initiative Networking Group to help sort and distribute food to patrons of Out of the Garden on September 25th in honor of the NCACPA CPA Day of Service. Despite the toasty temperature, we had a grand time handing out boxes of chicken, greens, grapes, cupcakes, and more to very appreciative individuals and families.

Who knew lifting boxes and loading cars could be so much fun? What a fun group of ladies! It was a memorable experience for a wonderful cause – feeding families in need across the Triad.

Thanks so much to Monica and everyone who was able to make it:

Connie Conklin, Monica Cox, Susannah Dickey, Donna Gardner, Kristy Johnsen, Renee Leonard, Paula McMillan, and Alicia Smith.

On November 8, join us for a fantastic program, organized by Elizabeth Keller of Clifton Larson Allen. Hear from networking guru, Abby Donnelly as she tells us about Mastering the Art of Networking, over lunch at Bravo. Register now! See you there!


Paula is a Senior Financial Advisor with Stearns Financial Group in Greensboro. She participates in various advocacy groups designed to empower women to learn more about their finances through Stearns Financial Group, Financial Focus for Women, and Family Wealth Advisors Council. She can be reached at