Dawn Daria, Flow Circus Chief Education Officer, has been lending her expertise to the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce for over a decade. Her engagement with the Chamber started when she enrolled in the Leadership Wake Forest (LWF) program in 2005 - even before she joined Flow Circus full time. A new homeowner in the town, the program connected her to the community and opened her eyes to the important role that the Chamber plays in supporting local businesses.
Dawn’s teaching experience made her a perfect fit for joining the planning team for LWF. For the next several years, she coordinated the adult program and then worked with a team of area professionals to adapt the curriculum for local high school students. The Youth LWF program has been successfully connecting teens to the town's history, government, and business community with experiential learning sessions and has been recognized by other area chambers for its impact on youth in the community. After receiving the Woman Business Owner Award in 2015, Dawn was also recruited to help plan speakers and events for the Women's Business Alliance.
In an effort to promote thoughtful conversations and connections among members, Chamber president Ann Welton reached out to Dawn last year for ideas. With the help of a few other business leaders, Dawn created Leadership Lit. The group meets monthly to discuss books and TED talks related to business and leadership. Ann has been thrilled with the fact that these sessions have attracted members that don't traditionally attend other Chamber events.
Participating in and helping to cultivate these various communities within the Chamber has provided Dawn with invaluable connections and support over the years. She's is happy to accept her new position serving on the Board of Directors.
Congratulations Dawn Daria. All that know her have no doubt that she’s going to make a positive impact on the leadership team and the wider business community.