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 2019-2020

Regina Wharton
Women Executives:  WE Connect Beyond the Surface

Happy New Year and Welcome to the next decade!  2020 is here and I couldn't be more excited!

I took the opportunity to Connect Beyond the Surface and read through on-line news archives of the past 10 years - very impressive!  I joined WE in 2011, experiencing a tremendous amount of energy and passion. I immediately jumped in to participate on the orientation committee, membership, WINGS Mentor, joined one of the newly formed Forum groups and later became a Board Member and Co-Chaired the 40th Anniversary Celebration. To close out one decade and begin another, I am honored to be President.    

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WE Celebrates 40 years!

Watch the video to learn what 40 years of WE means to us.

The power of WINGS

How do you know WINGS is making a difference? Take two minutes to view this video featuring scholars, mentors and donors. Then consider how your time, talent, and financial support can make the WINGS scholarship program soar to even greater heights!

WINGS Scholarship and WECS NEWS

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2017
"You motivated me and inspired me to push until I achieved my goals.  And sometimes a 'thank you' just doesn't express the gratitude I feel.  The WINGS scholarship changed my life dramatically."
-WINGS 2015 graduate Joanna Thevaos

CHARLOTTE:  In a new grant designed to increase the number of scholarships, Wells Fargo Foundation has donated $25,000 to the Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarship (WINGS) Program.

The WINGS scholarship program supports female college students age 25 and older who are pursuing a degree at Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, CPCC, and Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte.  In addition to receiving funds to support their studies until graduation from college, WINGS scholars are also assigned a volunteer mentor from the Women Executives (WE) organization, a unique feature to this scholarship program.  The WE mentors help the scholars establish a clear vision and plan of their educational and career goals, as well as maintaining their GPA and course credits. WE mentors work with scholars to provide coaching, friendship and support throughout their college experience and beyond. 

"The Wells Fargo Foundation is committed to supporting community groups like Women Executives for Community Service that help women get college degrees and improve their lives and the lives of their families.," said Jay Everette, SVP and community affairs manager of Wells Fargo. "Initiatives like the WINGS Scholarship Program will help Charlotte break the cycle of poverty through education and better jobs."