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

LIFT UP

Dear WE members,
These past two years have brought us a lot of changes, changes in how we
live, work and connect. Just when we thought the pandemic was about to
settle and the re-opening was within sight, we quickly had to change course again. We pivoted; we Zoomed and we persevered, proving WE is a resilient, dynamic group of women leaders.

Now it's time to go from treading water to lifting above. To do this, we're enhancing our approach and
introducing exciting opportunities for us to engage and connect.

Our focus this year will be on advocating for each other, for our community, for our state, our nation and our world. We'll educate ourselves on trending topics. As a collaborative, reliable group, we'll cheer each other on. We'll elevate members' talents and celebrate one's accomplishments. We'll show how lifting one another up helps all of us in "supporting and nurturing each other's personal and career growth". Be on the lookout for exciting Inspire events in the coming year to support this vision.

Also, as we seek to Inspire our members in new ways, in the coming year we'll be showcasing 4 Signature
events; these will be our "you don't want to miss!" events. These meetings will be in-person and take place after traditional working hours (think 5:30 7:00 pm). Our first Signature event will be our Annual Meeting in September. We'll host a Holiday Party in December or January; hold WINGS Graduation in May and have our President/New Members' Reception in June. Look for details in your mail soon you'll want to get these dates on your calendar. Throughout the year, we'll continue hosting networking opportunities and additional virtual or in-person meetings. In fact, our first networking
event is in July hosted by Maggie Norris and Jennifer Winstel; look for information in an upcoming eblast.

To amplify the voices of our members and ensure everyone is heard, we'll be introducing a weliftup@
womenexecutives.org mailbox. Everyone will be encouraged to share feedback, ideas, suggestions
or general comments. Each month I'll review the submissions with the Board and either provide a 1:1
response or a communication to the full membership. This is a way of lifting up your voice so the leadership team can stay connected and informed.

Your 2022/2023 Board is excited for the year ahead. I encourage you to get to know these women. Let us
know how we can better serve the needs of our/your organization. If you're interested in joining a committee, let us know. One of the best ways to get to know other members is to get involved.

Finally, I am truly humbled to serve as WE President this year. This is an incredible organization of amazing and talented women leaders.

Now, as we move forward, let's educate, elevate and advocate ... let's LIFT UP.

Kim
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.

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. 
Click here to inquire about membership.