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." 
2016 WINGS graduation
Nine scholars earn their WINGS! 

  "Grateful Heart. Generous Spirit." was the theme of this year's WINGS graduation celebration on May 26. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the WINGS scholarship program and the 94th graduate earning her college degree.
More than 170 WE members, scholars, educators, and guests attended the annual celebration at Byron's Southend.  Keynote speakers included WINGS graduates Faith Foster, a 2016 graduate from UNC Charlotte and Layla Bluefort, a 2011 Johnson C. Smith University graduate who went on to earn her Masters degree in social work at the University of South Carolina. WE President Dianne Chipps Bailey spoke briefly in memory of Martha Schweppe, a long-term WINGS volunteer and financial advisor to the WECS board.
Kudos to WECS events chair Emily Pusic , WECS president Pam Pearson and everyone involved in making this year's graduation so very special. We are truly grateful!
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