Pursuing Inspiration - 2022

Actions Panel

Pursuing Inspiration - 2022

Join Women's Initiative for an inspiring lunch featuring Amy Hall, an inspiring woman who has broken barriers within her industry.

When and where

Date and time


The Premier 4480 Heatherdowns Boulevard Toledo, OH 43614

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | The Premier

Join Women’s Initiative of United Way at their annual event, Pursuing Inspiration, featuring Amy Hall, a Toledo native, Certified Life Coach and President of Ebony Construction, who will inspire women by sharing how they can find a new normal with themselves and taking the lessons we have all learned over the past two years and integrating them into our daily lives.

Amy is a trailblazer within her industry, being the first woman of color to become chairman of the board for a state organization in the heavy highway construction industry, she is also a strong advocate for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program on both the state and national level. Previously, Amy was a lead presenter for the National Workforce and Development Initiative and a panelist for the Ohio Civil Rights Symposium and the 2019 Marathon Women’s Empowerment Summit. In 2020, Amy was recognized by the YWCA Milestones: A Tribute to Women in the business category.

 Attendees will also have the opportunity to arrive early and enjoy networking, lunch, and the chance to buy tickets to win a super purse. Proceeds will help support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, our program that mails free books to children from birth to age five.

We hope you are able to attend the event and consider sponsoring a child in Imagination Library for only $25 more.

Event Schedule

11:30 a.m. | Networking

12:00 p.m. | Program & Lunch

1:00 p.m. | Event Concludes 

Tickets – RSVP Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2022

Early-bird | $40 (sale ends after Labor Day)

Members | $50

Nonmembers | $60

Purchase Your Super Purse Raffle Ticket Today!

As part of Pursuing Inspiration, Women’s Initiative is selling tickets for a “super purse” filled with luxury items.

Purchase your ticket now through October 10th! Raffle tickets can be purchased by clicking on the green "tickets" button on this page, OR at the event until the program starts at noon. You do not have to be present to win.

  • 1 Raffle Ticket | $25
  • 3 Raffle Tickets | $60



For only $25 you can sponsor one child for a year. $125 will cover the cost for one child to enjoy the whole five-year program!


Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for companies and individuals. If you are interested in being recognized and supporting our Women's Initiative events and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program in Toledo, please email womensinitiative@unitedwaytoledo.org

2022 Super Purse -

Mario Valentino Shoulder Bag

Pursuing Inspiration - 2022 image
Pursuing Inspiration - 2022 image

Amy Hall

President, Ebony Construction

Amy is a native of Toledo, OH. She attended the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill where she completed her undergraduate studies. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in physical education/sports medicine, she moved to New York to work for Delta Airlines as an international flight attendant. Several years later, while living in Dallas Texas, she became an account manager with Abbott Diagnostics, a division of Abbott Laboratories, in San Angelo, TX. For the next several years, she continued working in the biotech field in both Arizona and Georgia for Ventana Medical Systems, now Roche Diagnostics, and AmeriPath.

Due to the unforeseen passing of her father in 2003, Amy moved back to Toledo, OH to become president of Ebony Construction, a heavy highway construction company. Amy has been at the helm of Ebony Construction for the past 15 years.

Amy is a strong advocate for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program on both the state and national level. In 2008, Amy testified before Congress’s House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding the USDOT DBE Program on behalf of the AGC. Amy has participated in numerous DC ARTBA fly-ins and many other events. In the spring of 2019, she was on ARTBA’s National Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization Task Force.

Amy is currently a Director on the Associated General Contractors of America’s National Board of Directors, and the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Contractors Association(OCA) where she was the 1st Woman of Color, in the history of the country, to be chairman of the board for a state organization in the Heavy Highway Construction industry. She also chairs OCA’s DBE committee. Amy participates on the MITA/MDOT DBE committee. Amy is also a board member of the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority Board, Toledo Chamber of Commerce and the Historic South Initiative board.

2021 Ohio Contractors Hall of Fame

In 2016, Amy became a certified life coach.

Amy is very active in volunteering and supporting her local community. She is the Ambassador for the Esturado Mini Hospice for children in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

She is the mother of three wonderful boys- Joseph, Grant and Kellen.


Pursuing Inspiration - 2022 image