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Dena Diorio was named County Executive of the Year December 2022

Dena Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager, was named County Executive of the Year in the 4th annual LocalSmart Awards, for her COVID-19 leadership.

Elise Partin recently awarded the 2022 Presidential Citation Award December 2022

Elise Partin, mayor of Cayce, SC, was recently awarded the 2022 Presidential Citation Award from The Columbia Chapter of The American Institute of Architects.

Carol Lovin named one of the 2022 Most Influential Women Executives in Corporate America December 2022

Carol Lovin, Atrium Health Enterprise Executive Vice President, has been named one of the 2022 Most Influential Women Executives in Corporate America by WomenInc.

Andrea Smith inducted into the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame November 2022

Andrea Smith, former Chief Administrative Officer and current Alumni Network Chair for Bank of America will be inducted into the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame in March 2023 at a celebration hosted by Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, a youth empowerment nonprofit.

Roslyn Artis featured in World's Leaders Magazine November 2022

Roslyn Artis, was featured in World's Leaders Magazine as one of the "World's Most Influential Women in Education to Follow, 2022.

Mary-Ann Baldwin won re-election as mayor of Raleigh November 2022

Mary-Ann Baldwin won re-election as mayor of Raleigh.

Tally Casey thanked voters who supported her bid for South Carolina lieutenant governor November 2022

Tally Casey thanked voters who supported her bid for South Carolina lieutenant governor with gubernatorial running mate Joe Cunningham.

Barrie Christman to serve on the Audit and Finance Committee of the IWF Global Board November 2022

Barrie Christman has agreed to serve on the Audit and Finance Committee of the IWF Global Board, effective January 1, 2023.

Lori Collins Luski has joined Braemar Energy Ventures November 2022

Lori Collins Luski has joined Braemar Energy Ventures as the leader of Environmental, Social and Governance.

​​​​​​​Joyce Russell named a director on the board of the American Staffing Association November 2022

Joyce Russell, President of Adecco Group US Foundation, was named a director on the board of the American Staffing Association.

Laura Wellman recipient of the Charles A. Dukes Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service October 2022

Laura Wellman, Duke University Class of 1973 and Parent 2011, is a 2022 recipient of the Charles A.

Roslyn Artis inducted into The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame October 2022

Roslyn Artis, President and CEO of Benedict College, was inducted into The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame.

Jessica Donan named to the South Carolina Business News Accounting Power List. October 2022

Jessica Donan, Office Managing Partner, EY Charlotte, was named to the South Carolina Business News Accounting Power List.

​​​​​​​Kathryn Hill announced her retirement October 2022

Kathryn Hill announced her retirement at the end of this year from the Levine Museum of the New South.

Joyce Russell selected to speak at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit October 2022

Joyce Russell, President of Adecco Group US Foundation, was selected to speak at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.

Katie Tyler won the US National Pro/Am Latin Dance Championship October 2022

Katie Tyler won the US National Pro/Am Latin Dance Championship held last month in Orlando by the U.

​​​​​​​Grace Ueng columnist for WRAL's TechWire September 2022

Grace Ueng, Founder of Savvy Growth and columnist for WRAL's TechWire, focuses her column on the power of improv in leadership based on the IWF Carolinas event.

​​​​​​​Jennifer Appleby offers advice for Charlotte companies September 2022

Jennifer Appleby, President and Chief Creative Officer of Wray Ward, offers advice for Charlotte companies seeking to connect with the city's newer and younger residents.

​​​​​​​Sue Cole rings the NASDAQ closing bell September 2022

Sue Cole, Board Chair of National Association of Corporate Directors rings the NASDAQ closing bell on August 25 with colleagues from NACD.

Carol Hardison has been awarded the Women in American History Award September 2022

Carol Hardison, CEO of Crisis Assistance Ministry in Charlotte, has been awarded the Women in American History Award by the Halifax Convention Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution.

​​​​​​​Janet Labar, President and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, shares the Alliance's strategy September 2022

Janet Labar, President and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, shares the Alliance's strategy of using the President's Cup to bring new business and investment to the area.

Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte, shares her top priorities for the city September 2022

Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte, shares her top priorities for the city.

Vi Lyles and some City Council members received a death threat in an email Friday August 2022

Vi Lyles, mayor of Charlotte, and some City Council members received a death threat in an email Friday.

​​​​​​​Tally Casey was chosen as Lt. Governor running mate to Joe Cunningham August 2022

Tally Casey, CEO of Wyche Law Firm,  was chosen as Lt.

​​​​​​​Barbara Laughlin and Joyce Russell stepped up to sponsor the Ultimate Power Lunch July 2022

Barbara Laughlin and Joyce Russell, both community advisors to Dress for Success Charlotte stepped up to sponsor the Ultimate Power Lunch, an annual fundraiser.

​​​​​​​Machelle Sanders talks to the Business Journal about leadership July 2022

Machelle Sanders, secretary of the Department of Commerce for North Carolina, climbed the corporate ranks before taking charge of the state's thriving economic development prospects.

​​​​​​​Lori Collins Luski has been appointed to the EPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board July 2022

Lori Collins Luski, owner of Collins Climate Consulting and  president of IWF Carolinas, has been appointed to the EPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) for a three-year term.

Adrienne Cole speaks to WRAL TechWire June 2022

Adrienne Cole, President and CEO of the Raleigh Chamber, speaks to WRAL TechWire on the state of women leaders in the Triangle.

Sophia Wajnert, leader of the Raleigh site for Credit Suisse, has stepped down June 2022

Sophia Wajnert, leader of the Raleigh site for Credit Suisse, has stepped down after four years in Raleigh and 14 years with the financial institution.

​​​​​​​Donna Rhode was named to the Advisory Board of Avallano June 2022

Donna Rhode was named to the Advisory Board of Avallano.

​​​​​​​Vi Lyles received an honorary doctorate from Johnson C. Smith University June 2022

Vi Lyles, Charlotte mayor, received an honorary doctorate from Johnson C.

​​​​​​​Moira LoCascio was honored by the North Carolina Employee Assistance Professionals Association June 2022

Moira LoCascio, CEO of MYgroup, was honored by the North Carolina Employee Assistance Professionals Association with the 2022 John Burke President's Achievement Award.

Roslyn Artis, president of Benedict College, joins HBCU thought-leaders May 2022

Roslyn Artis, president of Benedict College, joins HBCU thought-leaders in discussion on how to maintain accountability and further mission values.

​​​​​​​Susan King was inducted into the UNC Media and Journalism Hall of Fame May 2022

Susan King, former dean of UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, was inducted into the UNC Media and Journalism Hall of Fame.

Carol Spalding was honored by the Board of Trustees with the naming of the new tech center on campus May 2022

Carol Spalding, President of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, was honored by the Board of Trustees with the naming of the new tech center on campus.

Lou Kennedy, President was featured in a story by NBC News May 2022

Lou Kennedy, President, CEO and owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, was featured in a story by NBC News about our shrinking economy.

Valerie Hillings was featured in a New York Times article highlighting the benefits of world-class museum May 2022

Valerie Hillings, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art, was featured in a New York Times article highlighting the benefits of world-class museums in mid-size cities.

Ravila Gupta was invited by Ascend to attend the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony May 2022

Ravila Gupta, CEO of Bagchi Group, was invited by Ascend to attend the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony on May 12, in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Sharon Gaber, UNC Charlotte Chancellor, shared her vision for the university May 2022

Sharon Gaber, UNC Charlotte Chancellor, shared her vision for the university with WFAE 90.

Karen Albritton featured in WRAL's TechWire April 2022

Karen Albritton, CEO of Walk West and board chair at the American Marketing Association, was featured in WRAL's TechWire discussing how executives can drive organization-wide growth by connecting business goals to marketing investments.

Laura Wellman named 2022 Harold P. Josephson Award winner by World Affairs Council April 2022

Laura Wellman has been named the 2022 Harold P.

Andrea Smith's career recognized with a $2 million donation April 2022

Andrea Smith's career with Bank of America Corp.

Joyce Russell recounts moments in her life in a new book, Together We Rise April 2022

Joyce Russell, president of Adecco Group US Foundation, recounts the pivotal moments in her life in a new book, Together We Rise.

Lissa Broome highlighted in the Carolina Alumni Review April 2022

Lissa Broome was highlighted in the Carolina Alumni Review, highlighting her many years as an outstanding faculty member who has been recognized numerous times over the years for her achievements and contributions.

Mary-Ann Baldwin joins First Tee of the Triangle as vice president of advancement April 2022

Mary-Ann Baldwin has joined First Tee of the Triangle as vice president of advancement.

Lori Collins Luski spotlighted in Women+ in Climate Tech March 2022

Lori Collins Luski spotlighted in Women+ in Climate Tech, as part of the Taskforce for Equity in Climate-related Financial Disclosures, where she highlights Laura Meyer Wellman's role in her career.

Laura Meyer Wellman moderates a panel on gender bias March 2022

Laura Meyer Wellman moderates a panel on gender bias, sponsored by Bank of America and the World Affairs Council.

Grace Ueng launches column with WRAL Techwire March 2022

Grace Ueng launches her regular column with WRAL Techwire with lessons on leadership and happiness.

Mayor Vi Lyles leads effort to sever Charlotte's ties with Russian sister city March 2022

Mayor Vi Lyles leads effort to sever Charlotte's ties with Russian sister city.

MaryAnn Bruce was named Board Chair-Elect for C20 February 2022

MaryAnn Bruce was named Board Chair-Elect for C200, a premier invitation-only organization of C-suite corporate executives and entrepreneurs.

Andrea Smith named to board of HCA Healthcare February 2022

Andrea Smith has been named an independent director on the board of HCA Healthcare, Inc.

Machelle Sanders named to the BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCRX) Board of Directors February 2022

Machelle Sanders, NC Secretary of Commerce, has been named to the BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Jessica Donan named one of Greenville Business Magazine's 50 Most Influential People of 2021 February 2022

Jessica Donan, Managing Partner of the EY office in Greenville, SC was named one of Greenville Business Magazine's 50 Most Influential People of 2021.

Dianne Chipps Bailey selected as chair of the Women's Philanthropy Institute Council. January 2022

Dianne Chipps Bailey has been selected as the new chair of the Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) Council.

Andrea Smith retires January 2022

Andrea Smith talks about retirement from Bank of America, community work and what is next for her.

Mayor Vi Lyles speaks with WFAE' January 2022

Mayor Vi Lyles speaks with WFAE's Mike Collins looking back at successes and challenges for Charlotte in 2021.

Susan King discusses future of journalism January 2022

Susan King discusses Nikole Hanna-Jones controversy and future of journalism as she steps down from the Hussman School of Journalism.

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