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Cathy Bessant, has been named the Vice Chair of Global Strategy at BofA September 2021

Cathy Bessant, formerly the chief technology and operations officer for Bank of America for over 12 years, has been named the Vice Chair of Global Strategy, joining the top leadership ranks at the Bank.

Mary Winston has been elected to the board of directors for TD Bank September 2021

Mary Winston, President and CEO of WinsCo Enterprises in Charlotte, NC has been elected to the board of directors for TD Bank.

Joyce Russell has been named to the board of directors of Celsius Holdings September 2021

Joyce Russell, President of the Adecco Group US Foundation, has been named to the board of directors of Celsius Holdings Inc.

Joan F. Lorden will be stepping down as UNC Charlotte's provost and vice chancellor September 2021

Joan F Lorden, UNC Charlotte's provost and vice chancellor, will be stepping down at the end of the 2021-22 academic year.

Susan King, will be stepping down as Dean of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media in Chapel Hill, NC September 2021

Susan King, Dean of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media in Chapel Hill, NC, announced she will be stepping down at the end of the year after a decade of service to the university.

Deborah Bosley was interviewed by WealthManagement for an article about REG BI, August 2021

As a member of the Board of the Institute for Fiduciary Standards, Deborah Bosley was interviewed by WealthManagement for an article about REG BI, a new requirement for Investment Brokers and Advisors.

Mae Douglas is now the lead volunteer for BIG (Black Investments in Greensboro) Equity Fund August 2021

Mae Douglas is now the lead volunteer for BIG (Black Investments in Greensboro) Equity Fund.

Maryann Bruce was recently interviewed for podcast FLIP YOUR SCRIPT July 2021

Maryann Bruce was recently interviewed for a podcast by Emmy award-winning TV reporter, Kristi Piehl, for FLIP YOUR SCRIPT.

Carol Spalding, Sharon Gaber and Joan Lorden announce a guaranteed admission partnership July 2021

IWF Members Carol Spalding, Sharon Gaber and Joan Lorden join forces to announce a guaranteed admission partnership between Rowan Cabarrus Community College and UNC Charlotte.

Susan King speaks out about the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure July 2021

Susan King says the controversy over Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure was upsetting but this is an opportunity to have frank conversation.

Carol Hardison, CEO of Crisis Assistance Ministry, speaks out about the eviction moratorium July 2021

Carol Hardison, CEO of Crisis Assistance Ministry, speaks out about the eviction moratorium and the amount of rental assistance needed today.

Karen Albritton has been named CEO of Walk West June 2021

Raleigh, NC marketing and branding agency Walk West has named Karen Albritton its chief executive officer, effective June 1, 2021.

Vi Lyles has meme moment June 2021

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles had a meme moment on Twitter when her humanity showed at a recent City Council meeting.

Maryann Bruce is sharing her expertise and advice on diversifying corporate boards June 2021

Maryann Bruce joined an impressive group of experienced CEOs and corporate board members from some of the largest publicly traded companies across all industries to share their expertise and advice on diversifying corporate boards.

Tanya Stewart Blackmon has been named Charlotte Woman of the Year June 2021

Tanya Stewart Blackmon, executive vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer at Novant Health, has been named Charlotte Woman of the Year.

Maryann Bruce, spoke to young women who are planning to lead from the C-Suite on the "Preparing for the Possibility" May 2021

Maryann Bruce, president of Turnberry Advisory Group and Amalgamated Bank board member, spoke to young women who are planning to lead from the C-Suite on the "Preparing for the Possibility" Zoomcast with ABC to CEO Founder Sharon Fiehler.

Suzanne Miglucci appointed to Terra Dotta Board of Directors May 2021

Dena Diorio and Cathy Bessant are leading an effort to eradicate homelessness and expand low-income housing in Charlotte.

Suzanne Fetscher calls for the creation of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Cultural Commission May 2021

Suzanne Fetscher, founding president and CEO Emerita of McColl Center for Art + Innovation, calls for the creation of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Cultural Commission that serves city and county residents.

Theresa Drew, responds to the surprise gift to the YMCA of $18 million from MacKenzie Scott May 2021

Theresa Drew, as board chair of YMCA of Greater Charlotte, responded to the surprise gift of $18 million from MacKenzie Scott, the philanthropist ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte, is leading a first-in-the-nation clean energy effort May 2021

Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte, is leading a first-in-the-nation clean energy effort with the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) to keep the city on target to meet its ambitious climate action goals.

Barbara Richter, is bringing kids back together this summer in Greensboro May 2021

Barbara Richter, Executive Director of GreenHill Center for NC Art, is bringing kids back together this summer in Greensboro at the Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced all programs online.

Dena Diorio, named Charlotte Businesswoman of the Year for 2020 April 2021

Dena Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager, was named Charlotte Businesswoman of the Year for 2020 by Queen's University.

Vi Lyles spoke with Axios about future of sports in Charlotte April 2021

Vi Lyles, mayor of Charlotte, and Tepper Sports & Entertainment President Tom Glick spoke with Axios Local in a virtual event on the future of sports in the Queen City and adapting to the pandemic.

Barbara Richter announces a new collaboration between artists and the public April 2021

Barbara Richter, executive director of the GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art, an organization dedicated exclusively to presenting and promoting the contemporary visual art and artists of NC, announced a new collaboration between artists and the public "SHIFT HAPPENS".

Andrea Smith speaks out about BoA's presenting partnership at 2021 Augusta National Women's Amateur April 2021

Andrea Smith, Bank of America's Chief Administrative Officer speaks out about the company's presenting partnership at the 2021 Augusta National Women's Amateur.

Cathy Bessant and Sharon Decker featured in recent CBJ editition April 2021

Cathy Bessant and Sharon Decker, both past recipients of the Charlotte Business Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award, were featured in a recent CBJ edition.

​​​​​​​Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer gave a report to the State Board of Community Colleges April 2021

Dr Kandi Deitemeyer, president of Central Piedmont Community College, gave a report to the State Board of Community Colleges earlier this month on behalf of the Presidents' Association outlining the need for in-person learning for summer and fall terms.

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