Women Executives is a diverse group of accomplished women who support and nurture each other's personal and career growth.  WE provides a forum for professional interactions, sponsors programs for professional growth, and encourages its members to develop their leadership potential and serve the community.  The goal of WE is to be an organization that is representative of leaders in the business, professional, educational and nonprofit community of Charlotte.

A Message from Our President

Dear WE members,

Thank you for the opportunity to serve each of you this year.   I am humbled and excited about supporting the members who are volunteering their time and energy on the WE board this year.  Our promise to you, our membership, is to keep your WE experience at the center of all of that we do.    As I contemplate where Women Executives finds herself in 2021-2022, several ideas emerge:

Reimagine:  Who would have thought it would take that a global pandemic to serve as the catalyst to help WE find creative ways to connect?  Last year, WE leveraged technology to support and nurture one another in ways we hadn't experienced before.   As we move forward, we will continue to reimagine how to leverage both technology and in-person gatherings to stay connected.

Refine:   Our membership spans from those who are building their careers and parenting young children to women who have retired from full-time employment and are serving in creative, impactful ways.  It is important that we continually refine our value proposition and embrace new ways of engaging. 

Return: .  As I speak with members about what they most appreciate about WE, the resounding response is relationships.   Meaningful relationships that provide support, insight, opportunities and growth.   After a year of distanced engagement, I ask that you return to one another, and WE.  After all, our culture is as rich, diverse  and vibrant as we choose to make it.

Thank you for the the privilege of serving as your President this year.  I hope that you will always feel free to reach out to me with your thoughts, concerns and if you'd simply like to connect.  I look forward to hearing from you.


Dean Thompson
Women Executives President, 2021-2022

Membership Requirements

The membership process requires that each prospective member be sponsored by two Women Executives members with a cumulative seven years as members of WE. In addition, both the lead and co-sponsor need to have been a member at least 1 year.

A WE member exhibits some or all of the following characteristics:
  • Expresses interest in and demonstrates her commitment to WE's mission and objectives.
  • Enriches the diversity of WE in one or more ways (professionally, culturally, through accomplishments, or by forging new paths.)
  • Has a demonstrated record of accomplishment, both personally and professionally.  She exhibits the knowledge, determination and strength of character which lead to success.
  • Exhibits her skills not only in her work, but in active participation in business, civic, community or charitable organizations.
  • Is a mentor and a model of inspiration for others.
  • Maintains ethical standards which are evidenced by her behavior, her interpersonal dealings, and the manner in which she conducts business.
  • Resides in the greater Charlotte metropolitan area. 
  1. Prospective member has a demonstrated and progressive record of accomplishment, both personal and professional.  She follows respected and ethical business practices, is a leader in her field, and she exhibits all of the qualities of a WE member outlined above.
  2. Prospective member represents a business or profession that will provide WE with a balanced and representative cross section of businesses and professions in the community.  Through her membership, she enriches the diversity of WE in one or more ways (professionally, culturally, through accomplishments or by forging new paths).
  3. Prospective member will contribute actively to WE through attendance at and participation in WE activities such as:  committees, projects, support of WECS, or other WE projects and/or networking with or mentoring other members.
  4. Prospective member will commit to the mission and vision of WE in such ways as sharing her skills through active participation in business, civic, community or organization or other activities. 
Click here to inquire about membership.