Introducing the Women to Watch Leadership Institute Members

Here are the eight women who will serve in the first Leadership Institute

The newest program of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative gets underway in September when our first group of eight, selected women meet to work on achieving the next step in their careers.

WILMA’s Leadership Institute will meet once a month for the next ten months to get training on leadership skills, meet with executives in the community, and serve as a peer advisory board for each other.

A panel of judges combed through more than 250 nominations and interviewed twenty finalists to ultimately decide on the participants, who because of sponsor support will be able to go through the program at no cost.

Here are the eight members of the 2015 Women to Watch Leadership Institute:

JEN ADLER, Associate Director of the CARE Violence Prevention & Response Program at UNCW

EMILYANNE ATKINSON, Senior Database Administrator for CastleBranch Corp.

CHANDLER DAVIS, Managing Director of City Stage Co.

ANGIE GRAY, Owner of A2Z Regulatory Publishing

MARISA YOUNG HENRY, Fitness Supervisor for PPD

KARMEN SMITH, Victim’s Advocate for Hope Harbor Home

ROBBIN WILLIAMS, Master Black Belt Continuous Improvement at GE Hitachi

BETHANY WINDLE, City Planner for Wilmington

Congratulations to our first Leadership Institute group!


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