W2W Leadership Initiative’s January Updates

Updates on WILMA's Women to Watch Leadership Initiative

WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative has updates to share as we continue to work on the effort’s core mission of helping develop more women leaders in our area. Here’s what we’ve been up to with various W2W Leadership Initiative programs and what’s coming up next:

The Leadership Initiative has an advisory board that meets quarterly to provide feedback about ongoing programs and ideas for how best to expand the work we’re doing.

This Women to Watch “think tank” or “brain trust,” as we like to say, is made up of a range of women, from executives at some of the area’s largest employers to small business owners. Advisory board members also serve as judges for our annual Women to Watch Awards and Leadership Institute (board members shown above reviewing candidates for the 2020 Leadership Institute).

WILMA’s Women to Watch Advisory Board is made up of the program’s founding sponsors, selected Leadership Institute alum and community leaders. All are extremely busy, and we appreciate the time and input they bring to what we’re trying to accomplish through WILMA’s leadership initiative.

– Vicky Janowski, WILMA editor, and Maggi Apel, events director, Co-directors of the Women to Watch Leadership Initiative W2W@WILMAmag.com

2020 Women to Watch Advisory Board

  • Wanda Coley
    VP of Strategy and Execution, UnitedHealth Group
  • Donna Esteves
    NA Regional Supply Chain Manager, Corning Incorporated
  • Chrissy Hoskins*
    Regional Sales Manager, Well Care Health
  • Kristy Hubard
    Chief Strategy Officer, NHRMC
  • Kendall Hurt*
    Owner, Meadowlark Boutique
  • Poonam Kahlon
    Director of Talent Development, CastleBranch
  • Lily Loizeaux
    Human Resources Leader, GE Hitachi
  • Ruth Ravitz Smith
    President, RR Smith Strategic Solutions LLC/R2S3
  • Justine Reel*
    Interim Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (UNCW); Associate Dean of Research and Innovation and Professor, UNCW College of Health and Human Services
  • Deloris Rhodes
    Former Assistant Superintendent, Pender County Schools
  • Kelly Schaudt
    President, Shout Out Solutions
  • Sheri Shaw*
    Assistant Dean for Student Success, UNCW College of Health and Human Services
  • Debbie Warwick
    EVP of Operations, Live Oak Bank
  • Karen Weaver
    Client Advisor for PNC Wealth Management, PNC Bank

*WILMA’s Leadership Institute Alum


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Categories: Women to Watch