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WILMA’s Leadership Accelerator

Thanks to everyone who joined us for WILMA’s 7th annual Leadership Accelerator: Time to Reinvest!

WILMA’s Leadership Accelerator is our annual half-day leadership and career development conference for women. The forum is attended by Wilmington’s top female executives, entrepreneurs, up-and-coming leaders and others intent on advancing their careers.

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Save the Date:

July 13, 2023
Wilmington Convention Center


Click here to view the 2022 Leadership Accelerator photo album

The Accelerator is part of WILMA’s overall Women to Watch Leadership Initiative and is attended by Wilmington’s top female executives, entrepreneurs, up-and-coming leaders and others intent on advancing their careers.


Investing in Inclusion

with Tracey Newkirk, Co-Founder, Genesis Block

Investing in Community

with Kate Groat, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, Live Oak Bank

Investing in Entrepreneurship

with Jennifer Turnage, Founding Member, xElle Ventures

Investing in Yourself

with Sheri Shaw, Assistant Dean of Student Success, UNCW CHHS

Presenting Sponsors

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Corporate Sponsors

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Supporter Sponsors

All Things Learner | Axis Fitness + Training | Beyond Clinic Walls Wellness | Big Sky Design | Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity | Cape Fear Solar Systems | Cavik Insurance | Code Ninjas | CertaPro Painters | Copiers Plus | Corning Credit Union | Dietitian Kaitlyn | Drinx ILM | Dualboot Partners | Earney IT | Edward Jones-Shannon Chiarello | Elaine Leggett | Elevate Coworking | Embassy Suites Hotel | First National Bank | Fleet Feet Sports Wilmington | Forté Institute | Greene Resources | Grinnell Leadership | Harpo Properties | Infinity Acupuncture & Relax! Massage Therapy | Judy Budd | LIV CBD | LJ Design Studios | Lower Cape Fear LifeCare | Matthews Motors | MegaCorp Logistics | Michelle Clark | Miller-Motte College | Montani Consulting | Murchison Taylor & Gibson | NerdsToGo | Nothing Bundt Cakes | O’Brien Service, Co. Inc | Patriot Roofing Company | Russell Family Law & Litigation | Sarah Hess | Self-Help Credit Union | Specialized Physician Liaison Services | Taco Baby | Teaching Horse | The Diamond Group | Top of Search | UNCW CIE | UNCW CHHS | United Community Bank | Utility Management | WARM NC | Waylett Wealth Management | White & Johnson Pediatric Dentistry | Wilson Center at CFCC | WNY People Development |