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


Wow! It's hard to believe 2022 is about to come to a close. Before the calendar year ends, I want to say, "thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve our great Organization". I am having a fabulous time serving as your President.

I have been a WE member since 2013 and from the beginning, I have been actively involved.

I have participated on and chaired various committees, and served on the WE Board for a total of 4 years. I am leaning on some of my past experiences as I lead our organization in FY22. Here's a little PSA...if you are interested in getting involved and you do not know where to start, reach out to your sponsor, or co-sponsor or call me. It is an awesome opportunity to serve and help keep Women Executives strong and also help shape our future.

As chair of the Board, I have the distinct honor of serving alongside Judy Wishnek, President-Elect, Tracy Montross, Treasurer, Sara Garces Roselli, VP of Membership, Jada Grandy Mock, Secretary, Eve White, VP of Communications, Lauren Woodruff, VP Programs and Networking, Dean Thompson, Past WE President, Stephanie Richard, Past WINGS President and two At Large Members, LaRita Barber and Melissa McGuire. What a terrific team! Your Board and I see this as our responsibility to represent your voice. As President of the Board, I serve for one fiscal year, July to June and then pass the gavel to the President-Elect.

As your President, it is my responsibility to work with your Board and help steer the direction of Women Executives while identifying issues or opportunities I see as top priorities for our organization. Coming out of Covid, I realized two very important priorities which helped shape my theme, LIFT UP! As I shared in my opening message as President, our programs and messaging this year is very intentional. My goal is to focus on ways to educate, advocate and celebrate ourselves and one another. I strongly believe, as more informed leaders, we can make a lasting and profound impact.

In our first Signature event of the year, we heard an enlightening message from Dr. Sandy Charles regarding the importance of women caring for their health. In November, we heard from Mayor Vi Lyles and County Manager Dena Diorio about issues facing our city and county and several factors impacting our economic landscape. Thank you Moira Quinn for moderating a great conversation.

We have more educational programs planned for the second half of the year. Please look for calendar invites and be sure to sign up.

My second commitment to you hasn't changed since July. Bring our organization back together IN PERSON. So far this year, we've had 4 in-person sessions, including 2 networking events. In October, we had over 40 people attend a networking event hosted by Jennifer Appleby supported by Cindy Quinlan and Lea Fletcher. Just a couple of weeks ago we had over 130 members plus spouses attend our WE holiday party. I still smile thinking about that party; it was great seeing so many of you there. While we continue to explore venues to accommodate our programs and social activities, please remain patient. If you have a suggestion for a location and/or topic, send a message with your ideas to weliftup@womenexecutive.org so we can explore all options.

In closing, I hope you have a safe and happy holiday spending time with those who matter most to you.
I look forward to seeing you in 2023 as we continue to LIFT UP together! #WEliftup

Kim Beal
Women Executives President, 2022-2023

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. 
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