On May 5th 2023, my friend Joan Erwin and I attended the Timeless and Unbowed luncheon, held to recognize and honor the achievements of North Carolina women in their professions and communities. The venue for the event was at the beautiful Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh. A well-dressed crowd of more than a hundred, entertained by a small orchestra, enjoyed a delicious sit-down lunch. Awards were presented to each of the honorees by our Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, a skilled and engaging orator. The audience learned the ways in which each honoree had contributed to the strength and richness of our State. I was impressed with the program execution and content.