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

Feel the Power. Strong connections. High-energy events. Significant service.
Judy Wishnek 1

WE is back! Covid impacted our lives causing many changes, numerous starts and stops requiring us to navigate new ways to connect and we have found our new normal. While many of us continue to work hybrid schedules, we enthusiastically enjoy the opportunity to come together to engage with one another. I am excited about the WE year ahead. WE will celebrate our 47th anniversary this year and we have a strong membership of 291 members. Together, we can accomplish anything.

If you ask our members why they joined WE and why they stay in WE, the common theme is the connections they have made relationships built with other WE members. We build these relationships through being involved, creating high-energy events and together we do significant service. It is powerful!! My theme for 2023 is Feel the Power. Strong connections. High-energy events. Significant service.

Our focus in the year ahead will be on how we engage with one another to support, inspire and connect in meaningful ways. We will build upon the strong foundation of this organization and find new exciting opportunities for us to connect with one another. We will return to monthly program meetings, add more in person events and continue to offer virtual opportunities for many ways to connect with one another. Please join me in thanking Kim Beal and last year's board and committee members for their remarkable work and "Lift Up" theme which supported and nurtured our personal and career growth. I am truly grateful to the women who have agreed to serve on the board and on committees in the coming year. They are already creating and planning exciting events that will encourage, inspire and challenge us. The 2023/2024 WE board is energized and ready to serve. I invite you to get involved, join a WE or WINGS committee, attend in person and virtual events, organize a pop-up event or even reach out to a member to get to know someone new or re-connect with a longtime friend. It is going to be a great year. Join us and Feel the Power!


Judy Wishnek | Women Executives President 2023-2024

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.