About Us

Founders & Honorary Board

  • Stephanie Counts

    Stephanie Counts
    WIE Co-Founder

  • Dee Dixon

    Dee Dixon
    WIE Co-Founder
    Pride Communications

  • Nini Bautista

    Dr. Nini Bautista
    Asian American Chamber

  • Linda Lockman-Brooks

    Linda Lockman-Brooks
    Lockman-Brooks Marketing Services

  • Sally Robinson

    Sally Robinson
    Community Leader

  • Joan Zimmerman

    Joan Zimmerman
    Southern Shows, Inc.

Staff & Consultants

  • Howard Counts

    Howard Counts
    Webmaster & Consultant

  • Stephanie Counts

    Stephanie Counts
    WIE Founding CEO & Vision Keeper

  • Gwen Garnett

    Gwen Garnett
    Program Consultant

  • Sandra James Gordon

    Sandra James
    Interim CEO

WIE Board of Directors

  • Nicole Moore

    Nicole Moore
    Cannell Graphics, LLC
    WIE Board Chair

  • Monica Allen

    Monica Allen
    Mecklenburg County

  • Kaniche Bennett

    Kaniche Bennett
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Lucy Dean

    Lucy T. Dean
    Carolinas HealthCare System

  • April N Harley

    April N Harley
    The Harley Firm

  • Donna P Julian

    Donna P. Julian
    Hornets Sports & Entertainment

  • Rev. Jessica Patchett

    Rev Jessica Patchett
    Covenant Presbyterian Church

  • Sy Pugh

    Sy Pugh
    Worth Financial Advisors
    Champions Co-Chair

  • Liana K. Rebollo

    Liana K Rebollo
    Wells Fargo

  • Nick Wharton

    Nicholas Wharton
    Urban League of the Carolinas
    Champions Co-Chair

  • Glen Wright

    Glen E. Wright, II
    Worth Financial Advisors
    WIE Board Treasurer

Advisors

  • Barbara Ellis

    Barbara Ellis
    IBM & NC A&T Retired
    WIE Advisors Chair

  • Attorney Diane Bailey

    Dianne Bailey
    Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson

  • Ella Bell

    Dr. Ella E. Bell
    Tuck School of Business
    Dartmouth College

  • Alfreda Belton

    Alfreda Belton
    Microsoft

  • Jennifer Bishop

    Jennifer Bishop
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Deborah Bosley

    Dr. Deborah Bosley
    UNCC Belk College of Business

  • Natalie Brown

    Natalie Brown
    Bank of America

  • Dr. Heather Brown

    Dr. Heather Brown
    Women + Girls Research Alliance

  • Rhonda Caldwell

    Rhonda Caldwell
    The Main Event

  • Wanda Carter

    Wanda Carter
    Federal Reserve Bank

  • Maura Cheeks

    Maura Cheeks
    Quartz Creative

  • Chia-Li Chien

    Chia-Li Chien
    Chien Associates LLC

  • Astrid Chirinos

    Astrid Chirinos
    Latin American Economic Development Corporation

  • Dorothy Counts-Scoggins

    Dorothy C Scoggins
    DCS Professional Services

  • Rose Cummings

    Rose Cummings
    Cummings Communications LLC

  • Angela Cureton

    Angela Cureton
    Community Leader

  • Lisa DuBois

    Lisa Lewis Dubois
    Community Leader

  • Lisa Emory

    Lisa Emory
    HM Properties

  • Selma Foxx

    Selma Foxx
    TIAA-CREF

  • Jada Grandy

    Jada Grandy
    Fifth Third Bank

  • Hilda Gurdian

    Hilda Gurdian
    La Notícía

  • Bridget Ann Hampden

    Bridget-Ann Hampden
    JHR & Associates, LLC

  • Venessa Harrison

    Venessa Harrison
    AT&T

  • Tina B Henry

    Tina Bonner Henry
    Community Leader

  • Beverly Lavergneau

    Beverly Lavergneau
    State University of NY, Retired

  • Nichelle Levy

    Nichelle Levy
    NASCAR Digital Media, LLC

  • Georgia Jaquez Lewis

    Georgia Jaquez Lewis
    Attorney at Law

  • Joan Lorden

    Dr. Joan Lorden
    UNC Charlotte

  • Lisa McDonald

    Lisa McDonald
    Reachout and Recover

  • Marcia Merrill

    Marcia Merrill
    Red Rover Communications

  • Kristine Ottens-Matthews

    Kristine Ottens-Matthews
    Neiman Marcus

  • Fabi Preslar

    Fabi Preslar
    SPARK Publications

  • Barbara E Riley

    Dr. Barbara E Riley
    The Chambers Group

  • Renee Alexander Sherrod

    Renee Alexander Sherrod
    Freedom School Partners

  • Tami Simmons

    Tami Simmons
    Susan G. Komen Charlotte

  • Elizabeth B Simpson

    Elizabeth B Simpson
    Bentley Simpson Consulting

  • Anna Sison

    Anna Sison
    The Archipelago Group

  • Beverly Spainhour

    Beverly Spainhour
    Community Leader

  • Kim Spivey

    Kim Spivey
    Spivey & Olmstead, LLC

  • Joy Paige Springs

    Joy Paige Springs
    Johnson C Smith University

  • Monique Stamps

    Monique Stamps
    NC Vision 2020 Delegate

  • Valarie Udeh

    Valarie Udeh
    Food Lion

  • Marty Viser-Clontz

    Marty Viser-Clontz
    Community Leader

  • Eulada Watt

    Eulada Watt
    UNC Charlotte

  • Kilby Watson

    Kilby Watson
    Goodwill Industries

  • Sterlin Benson Webber

    Sterlin Benson Webber
    Media Consultant

  • Barbara D Wilks

    Barbara D Wilks
    Johnson C Smith University

  • Emily Zimmern

    Emily Zimmern
    Levine Museum of the New South, Retired

National Advisors

  • Maura Cheeks

    Maura Cheeks
    GameChanger Media
    New York, NY

  • Carolyn Flowers

    Carolyn Flowers
    Federal Transit Administration
    Washington, DC

  • Samara Fox

    Samara Ryder Fox
    Community Leader
    Washington, DC

  • Katherine Giscombe

    Katherine Giscombe
    Catalyst Inc.
    New York, NY

  • Marilyn Johnson

    Marilyn Johnson
    International Women's Forum
    Washington, DC

  • Linda Ketner

    Linda Ketner
    KSI Research
    Charleston, SC

  • Anthony Mitchell

    Anthony Mitchell
    Management Leadership for Tomorrow
    Washington, DC