About

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

REIMAGINE. REFINE. RETURN. 
Dear WE members,
I hope that you enjoyed a peaceful and happy holiday season and are all set to enjoy a terrific 2022.  Your Women Executives Board of Directors continues to Reimagine how to leverage technology and in-person gatherings as part of the WE experience this year.  We are working to continually Refine our value proposition and consider new ways of engaging.  And, we invite you to Return to WE and to one another so that our culture remains rich, diverse and vibrant.  It is a true privilege to serve as your President this year and with the talented servant leaders on our Board.   So that you may hear their voices and have a greater understanding of your Board's perspectives, I've invited several leaders to reflect on our accomplishments from 2021 and the path forward in 2022.

Tiffani Greene, VP of Membership
Quoting from the esteemed Ted Lasso, "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, 'I'm possible!'"
 In the midst of an evolving pandemic, the WE Cultivation, Engagement, Member Selection and Orientation teams rallied to identify, engage and nurture a phenomenal group of new WE members. If you missed the announcement, please read the attached.  In 2022, we aspire to associate another impressive group of new members.  As important, the Engagement and Forum teams will be making intentional, meaningful connections with all members of the WE community.  We are honored to dream and execute the grand possibilities of WE!
 
Dawn Newsome, VP of Programs and Networking
We've had a great start to our year in WE programming. We heard a powerful story from Ruth Zuckerman, founder of SoulCycle and Flywheel. We sang along with Earth Wind and Fire. We came together for Friendsgiving and discovered some untapped karaoke talent! Then we learned about sustainability and the circular economy at the Innovation Barn. We're already planning for the new year with some more great opportunities - a virtual media panel, a wine and food event and we have more surprises in store!

Marty Viser, VP of Communications
In order to migrate to a more inclusive, empowering, modern and democratic way to communicate with members, we will be utilizing our LinkedIn page once again. This empowers our members to communicate more with each other, makes the eblasts more meaningful and shorter, gets committee members out of being the "gatekeepers for information," increases traffic on our LinkedIn page, where we already have 218 members, and follows the lead of WEareWINGS to migrate over to LinkedIn.

In 2022, stay tuned for more streamlined communications, including a campaign to get all WE members subscribing to and using our WE LinkedIn page (which will still be kept private, but shareable) and watch for eblasts to feature short teaser-lines regarding promotions, special members news, job postings, and condolences. 

Lauren Woodruff, Treasurer
I am thrilled to share that Women Executives continues to be in a solid and strong financial position. Thanks to our engaged members and dedicated Board, we maintained a balanced budget and strong reserves through the uncertainty of Covid over the last 2 years. We should all be optimistic about 2022 and what we can accomplish when we work together to deliver for our members to grow the organization!

I appreciate you for being a member of WE and for "leaning into" your WE experience throughout 2022. Our organization is stronger and more vibrant with you in the mix.

Thank you again for the honor of serving this year.  I am grateful to each of you.

Dean
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.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A WE MEMBER
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. 
MINIMUM MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
GENERAL QUALIFICATION CRITERIA FOR ALL PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS
  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. 
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