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UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon
highly-acclaimed HATitude Competition!



Ladies, it’s Gigi! Calling all fashionistas! The HATitude competition is the absolute MUST SEE and BE SEEN portion of the UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon!

Finalists will strut their stuff in front of our virtual audience who will vote for their favorite hat or fascinator in three different categories.

We expect hundreds of attendees to vote on their favorites for each category, so we encourage you to register to attend by visiting UNCF.org/MAWWLL. You do not want to miss the fun and excitement of HATitude!

Winners will be announced LIVE on September 25.

2020 Highlights


Contestants should be mindful of the hat’s fit, structure, attitude, and the total package. You will be judged in the following categories:

  1. Whimsical – Playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
  2. Most Original – Non-traditional, authentic, innovative, one-of-a-kind.
  3. Fascinator – An alternative to the hat; usually large hair decoration on band or clip with elaborate trimmings.

Event Contact

Tiffany Jones

Tiffany Jones


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By entering the HATitude! Competition, you consent to possible interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by UNCF and its representatives. Images, photos, and/or videos may be used to promote similar UNCF events in the future, highlight the event, and exhibit the capabilities of UNCF. You release UNCF, its officers, and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video, and/or sound recordings. By entering the HATitude! Competition, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by UNCF or the person or entity designated to do so by UNCF. The presenting sponsor will not use or access any information related to the HATitude! Competition.

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