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

Dianne Chipps Bailey

Women Executives:  
Grateful Heart | Generous Spirit

So many women, in an ill-fated attempt to be everything to everyone, show up here and there as different versions of ourselves. Professional.  Daughter.  Wife.  Mother.  Artist.  Athlete. Advocate. Leader. Follower. Friend. Thankfully, with Women Executives, you can be the one authentic you! WE is where you and I come to exhale.  No pretense.  No posturing. This is a place where we take refuge and find strength, knowing that other WE members will recognize and celebrate all of you.  And, for that, I find myself with a profoundly and deeply grateful heart. 

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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 Donor Event
"The mentoring process is what the scholars speak about . . . WINGS has helped them become the best women they can be."
- Dr. Laura McLean, Johnson C. Smith University
It was a celebration of heartfelt thanks, held three days before Valentine's Day at the impressive Smith House, residence of Dr. Ronald L. Carter, President of Johnson C. Smith University. More than 50 WINGS donors, scholars and mentors attended our WINGS Donor Event, catered by WINGS Graduate Lisa G. Brooks of Heart & Soul Catering.

"Johnson C. Smith is proud to be a part of WINGS . . . congratulations on the past 20 years of helping women grow academically," remarked Dr. Helen Caldwell of JCSU. "We look forward to new challenges."

Special thanks to Emily Pusic and her volunteers for coordinating such a wonderful event: speakers Pam Pearson, WECS President, Claire Lawrence, WECS Past President and WE Member, Joy Paige Springs for her help in securing the use of Dr. Carter's home. 
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