July News July 2018

Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) awarded Cindy Quinlan with the "One Meck" Community Recognition Award. The award is presented to constituents who go beyond the call of duty to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the 12th Congressional District. Ms. Quinlan is being recognized for her leadership and advocacy in her pursuit to end child sex trafficking in the 12thCongressional District and across North Carolina. Congratulations Cindy for this special award! Read More

June News June 2018

Toni Freeman and Rickye Mckoy-Mitchell were recognized for their service at the the 30th year anniversary of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The chapter presented the "Freeman and McKoy-Mitchell May Week Award" in honor of nearly 3,000 8th grade students for their academic, athletic, and art accomplishments. May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Inc. and emphasizes scholastic achievement, educational opportunities, and the importance of higher education in the community.

Debra Plousha-Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at Atrium Health, is leaving her post on June 30. She and her husband John will return to her family's home in San Francisco, but plans to commute cross-country to visit family and participate in local initiatives. Moore, who has spent 45 years in education, healthcare and human resources, joined Atrium Health as senior vice president in 2008. She was promoted to executive vice president in 2013 and chief of staff in 2016. We will miss you, Debra!

Beth Fisher is relocating to Greensboro this summer to become Vice Chancellor for Advancement at UNC-Greensboro. In that role, she'll lead UNCG's efforts to raise money from alumni, businesses, foundations and friends of the university. Best of luck, Beth! Read More

May News May 2018

Congratulations to Supportive Housing Communities (SHC), led by Executive Director and WE member, Pamela Jefsen, for receiving Leadership Charlotte's annual Community Service Award on May 11. SHC was honored for enriching and improving the quality of life in the Charlotte area through creative and innovative community service.

It is with sadness we announce WE member Sharon Matthews' mother, Lula Hoskin passed away May 22, 2018. Please keep the family in your thoughts wishing them peace and comfort. Click here to read the obituary. If you would like to send a note, send to: 3711 Mountain Cove Dr., Charlotte, NC 28216.

On Friday, May 18, WE Members Sonya Barnes, Marcia Conston, Kandi Deitemeyer, Dena Diorio and Holly Stubbing were honored at the Mecklenburg Times 2018 50 Most Influential
Woman Awards. WE Members and past winners Colleen Brannan, Dianne Bailey and Moira Quinn presented the awards.

Join us as we congratulate WE member, Dianne Chipps Bailey, for receiving Leadership Charlotte's annual Schley R. Lyons Circle of Excellence award on May 11. Dianne was honored for her outstanding leadership and service to the Charlotte community.

WE Member Colleen Brannan has been named Vice Chair of the SHARE Charlotte Board of Directors. SHARE Charlotte is a local one-stop shop for the community to find ways to plug in and make an impact

WE member Regina Y. Wharton was the keynote speaker at the conference Mobilizing Read More

April News April 2018

Join us as we congratulate WE members April Oliver and Kim Sloat for their participation in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16. Congratulations, ladies!

Join us as we extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to WE member Jenn Snyder Gibson for the recent loss of her father, Charlie Snyder. We wish her peace and comfort during this difficult time. Read More

March News March 2018

Six WE Members Sonya Barnes, Marcia Conston, Kandi Dietemeyer, Dena Diorio, Stephanie Sadowski and Holly Stubbing have been named to the 2018 Meck Times 50 Most Influential Women List. They will be honored at an event on May 18. To see the whole list of 50 and event details, click here. Read More

February News February 2018

Sarah Paris wanted to let her WE family know that at the end of December she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had successful surgery in January and will begin a short course of radiation treatments in March. She would love to hear from other WE members who have had breast cancer to see if there is any interest in starting an affinity group for Breast Cancer Survivors. You can reach her at or (828) 989-5330.

Congratulations to WE member Donna Rasile for being a four-year winner of the Five Star Wealth Manager award. The award recognizes wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients.

Join us as we congratulate WE member Sara Lincoln for being featured on the cover of the 2018 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine. Check out Sara's story:

Congratulations to WE member Monti Becker Kelly who won the 2017 #1 Top WOW Global Exec Award for Sitel Corporation. She was recognized for driving the highest growth, profitability and strategic partnerships.

Mary Gallivan joined Tech Talent South as the Director of Student Success. Tech Talent South (TTS) is a tech education company based in Charlotte, NC that empowers communities across the nation with the tech skills needed to do something big. Congratulations, Mary!

WE Members Colleen Brannan and Sonya Barnes spoke on a panel about " Read More

January News January 2018

Congratulations to WE member Deborah S. Bosley, Ph.D., for her presentation "Plain Language Strategies: Writing Clearly for the Web," sponsored by the New York City Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation.

Please keep WE member Catherine Horne in your thoughts as she recovers from a broken wrist and back injury caused by a slip on the ice during the recent cold spell.

Please keep WE member Suzanne Fetscher and her husband Elmar in your thoughts. Elmar was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and is currently in treatment at Duke Medical Center. Cards of encouragement can be sent to: 400 North Church Street, Apt. 616, Charlotte, NC 28202

Congratulations to WE member Sharon Lachow-Blumberg for earning her specialization certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to WE member Sherre' DeMao, the newly appointed director of the Association of Charlotte Area Consultants. The 2018 theme is "Building Trust. Building Revenue." She's also the keynote speaker for "Strategy Matters - 4 Critical Factors for Sustainable Growth" in association with The Employer's Association and BIG Council.

A chilly winter night is the perfect time for a hot cup of tea and a podcast featuring one of your fellow WE members. Dianne Bailey, Deborah Bosley, Kelly Chopus, Suzanne Fetscher, Karen Geiger, and Carol Hardison have all been featured on the popular podcast

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