Women Executives (WE) 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 non-profit community of Charlotte.  Membership in WE is by invitation only through a sponsored application process.

WE President
2015-2016

Wendy Laxton

Women Executives:  Synergy
 
"Synergy" is one of my favorite words.  It feels good to say; it implies positive energy, and it Wendy Laxtonjust simply resonates with me.  In the simplest of terms, Synergy means the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its individual parts.  The origin comes from the Greek word synergos, which means "working together." Synergy can even be represented by a mathematical formula:  1 + 1 = 3.

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The Origin of WECS

WECS and WINGS: a walk down memory lane.
Did you know that the non-profit arm of WE, Women Executives for Community Service, got its start in 1987? Or that the first initiative was a series of speaking contests called "Speak Out"?

Join Claire Lawrence for this overview of WECS and how our WINGS scholarship program took flight in 1995. It will warm your heart and remind you why WINGS is so special!
 

WINGS Scholarship and WECS NEWS

"Our Vision. Our Promise. Our WINGS Future." 
WINGS 1st Technology Training
"The WINGS program has been a blessing to me. It came at a point when I was almost ready to give up on my dreams; now I can finish strong!" -- Trenisha Birtha, WINGS scholar
 
It's back to school time for our WINGS scholars, and that means new laptops for our eight new scholars! In the second year of a three-year grant from CommunityOne Bank Foundation, the WINGS 1st program issued new thin 11.6 inch black laptops at a training session on August 16.
 
Special thanks to instructor Duke Prestridge, CIO of CommunityOne, and to Kim Graham, head of the CommunityOne Bank Foundation, who graciously provided refreshments.  
 
Kudos to WE members Frances Queen, Katie Porier, Cindy Quinlan and Debbie Enna for making this session a great start to the new school year!
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