Val Ackerman, president of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), is the guest speaker at the next eWomenNetwork (eWN) “Accelerated Networking” luncheon.

The WNBA, founded in1997, is affiliated with the 30-team National Basketball Association (NBA) and has a franchise in Charlotte called the Sting.

Under Ackerman’s leadership, the WNBA has become a recognized advocate in the areas of breast cancer awareness, fitness, literacy and Title 9. She also serves on the boardof USA Basketball, the executive committee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the National Board of Trustees for the March of Dimes and the National Board of Girls Incorporated.

The eWN “Accelerated Networking” luncheon is scheduled for March 10 from 11:30 AM — 1:30 PM at Byron’s South End in The Design Center of the Carolinas on Worthington Avenue in Charlotte.

The cost is $45 for the public or $35 for eWN members.