William Shakespeare denoted in As You Like It that man's life is broken into 7 ages. 7 parts. 7 stages.

The last 3 of Shakespeare's seven ages bring men to a level of vanity, shrinking, and oblivion. In adverse, It is our mission through this annual weekend of events to transform the selfish demise that comes in the latter of Shakespeare's ages to a description and worldwide standard of selflessness in purpose.

Our 2016 Stage Honoree Class stand as direct representations of what The Stage stands for and the impact that the event and its purpose will make in the future. Having grown, matured, and learned from the ups and downs of our past, we recognize that in such wisdom comes a responsibility to help others do the same. The Stage is where we as individuals bring this wisdom to the spotlight within the world in order to show that through our careers - with our talent, gifts, and passion - we will create ripples, make an impact, and create a legacy that will make our future better than our present. 

These 7 individuals below harness the mindset, will, and spirit to redefine how the world historically looks at man.  As time passes, It is up to us to utilize what we have in order to make the world that exists after us even better. What we do while we are in the spotlight can last forever. Thank you to these individuals and the many others around the world that utilize their time on "The Stage" with such mindset.

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"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages…"

William Shakespeare's  As You Like It, Act II Scene VII Opening Monologue | Jaques


The Stage 2016 Young Professionals' Social is our 2nd annual private mixer and scholarship fundraiser where young professionals on a passionate path to purpose come together and shine their light in strides for a brighter future for our youth.

EWP Charlotte serves as an official partner and sponsor for The Stage 2016.
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