Boomerang Members

Goodbye doesn’t have to be forever! Women’s Impact Fund (WIF) loves it when members come back after a break or letting their membership lapse. This past year, there have been at least six women who have rejoined after some time away from the organization. Some of their stories might make you smile or surprise you, but all are a testament to the strength and enduring importance of what WIF is, does and who we are.

Getting to Know Sheila Mullen

When asked to describe WIF members as a whole, Sheila reflected, then shared how impressed she has been with the diversity, brilliance and empathy of the group. From her perspective, WIF is the premier women’s leadership opportunity in Charlotte for those who want to make a difference…

Getting to Know Leigh Goodwyn

“I have a conscious affinity for supporting different charities in Charlotte, and viewed Women’s Impact Fund as a way to learn about a lot of charities at one time and have an impact across many fields. Women’s Impact Fund is a wonderful way to be involved in many things…”

Getting to Know Jhaymee Heinlein

“As I’ve driven around to nonprofits in the area, whether professionally or as part of the site visits we’ve done through the Grants Committee, I’ve first become aware of just how many nonprofits are here and, more importantly, how much many of them have done in the relatively short period of time that they’ve been around.”

Getting to Know Stephanie Chen

When asked about needs in Charlotte, Stephanie immediately points to a health issue that she sees almost every day — untreated early dental decay. She says many parents don’t have the education or the means to get treatment for their children…

Getting to Know Erica Fenlon

Erica Fenlon is the owner and founder of CycleSouth, uptown Charlotte’s first boutique indoor cycling (“Spin”) studio which was recently named ‘Best New Workout in Charlotte Magazine’s 2016 BOB awards. Erica moved to Charlotte in 2014 following 15 years in New York as an investment banker…