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…

Getting to Know Ann Caulkins

Ann Caulkins is the President and Publisher of the Charlotte Observer. She was voted 2011 Charlotte Business Woman of the Year. Ann is married with two sons ages 14 and 16. She has been a WIF member since 2010…

Getting to Know Sandra Conway

Sandra Conway is a “big thinker” and loves startups. Professionally she is now working on another startup. Thanks to the Wells Fargo Foundation, she was hired as a consultant to develop the strategy to re-launch the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation. She now serves as Board Chair of the CMS Foundation, helping Executive Director Sonja Gantt bring the strategy into reality…

Getting to Know Laura Maniec

Laura Maniec, co-founder of Corkbuzz restaurant and wine bar and a WIF Member, is one of only 20 women to have the designation Master Sommelier. Gigi Egge caught up with Laura in advance of WIF’s October 24 member recruitment event at Corkbuzz…

They ARE Their Mothers’ Daughters!

One of the most exciting things about WIF is the energy and excitement among our new members. More than a few, though new to WIF, are certainly no strangers to giving back to their community. That’s because they were introduced to philanthropy AND to WIF by their mothers. In this story, you’ll meet three: Kailey Izard (daughter of Kathy), Rebecca Morris (daughter of Katie), and Robbie Branstrom (daughter of Robin).