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Committees

GET INVOLVED! Join a committee and experience building key relationships with our corporate/government members and women businesses while supporting our mission.

Our committees play a vital role in assisting our staff with the development and delivery of insightful programming and events. Each Committee is strategically focused on essential areas of the organization by serving as advisors and active supporters. GWBC is a great place to volunteer!

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Please note: You must be a WBENC-certified women business enterprise(WBE) or one of our corporate/government members to participate on a GWBC Committee or Sub-Committee.

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Engagement

The Engagement Chair will oversee and serve as a liaison to the GWBC Board for the following committees and sub-committees: Events, Diplomats, Certification, Programs and Mentor Protégé. All committee reports will be submitted to the Engagement Chair to report to the board for updates or action items that require board approval at board meetings and the annual board retreat.

Engagement Chair: Tameka Harper, The Coca-Cola Company

Events Committee

Assists GWBC Events Manager with planning and executing GWBC scheduled events. E.g. Tables of 8, breakfast meetings, and signature events (POP Too, Top Corporations, POP Marketplace and LACE Awards).

Committee Chair: Kay Tyson, Kenora Group
Staff Liaison: Nicole Cambridge, Operations Manager: ncambridge@gwbc.org & Sharelle Burt, Events & Programs Coordinator: sbert@gwbc.org

Diplomats Committee

Provides ambassador/hostess assistance at GWBC signature and quarterly events.

Committee Chair: Susan Gravely, Gravely & Associates
Staff Liaison: Nicole Cambridge, Operations Manager: ncambridge@gwbc.biz & Sharelle Burt, Events & Programs Coordinator: sbert@gwbc.org

Mentor Protégé

This committee works by collaborating with successful WBEs and Corporate Members to serve as dedicated mentors and subject matter authorities for WBEs looking to maximize their business growth. The Program fosters an environment which allows WBEs to receive and share invaluable and trusted business counsel from mentors in a variety of areas, including: – Sales and Marketing – Financial Planning – Human Resources – Strategic Thinking – Sustainability and Succession Planning.

Committee Chairs: Lissa Miller, SunTrust
Staff Liaison: Sharelle Burt, Events & Programs Coordinator: sburt@gwbc.org

Awards & Recognition Committee

Assures that GWBC celebrates the success of constituency through a robust recognition program. Facilitates awards criteria, process, and selection of awardees. Validates the integrity and protocols associated with the development of criteria and the review, judging, and selection of awardees.

LACE Awards & Top Corporations Awards

Committee Chair: Rachael Murphy Humphrey, Metro Records Management, Inc. & Keya Grant, West Rock
Staff Liaison: Nicole Cambridge, Operations Manager: ncambridge@gwbc.org & Sharelle Burt, Events & Programs Coordinator: sburt@gwbc.org

Programs Committee

Assists the Programs Manager with the development and implementation of relevant and robust educational programs and resources for WBEs and corporate members.

Committee Chairs: Sesley Brown, Accenture & Livia Whisenhunt, PS Energy Group
Staff Liaison: Dionne Turner, Events & Programs Coordinator: dturner@gwbc.org

Certification Committee

Responsible for new certification applications and local appeals reviews as well as site visits per the WBENC (Women Business Enterprise National Council) certification standards.

Committee Chairs: Bill Haley, Aflac
Staff Liaisons: Sharon Judge, Certification Manager: sjudge@gwbc.org

Advocacy

The Advocacy Chair will oversee and serve as a liaison to the GWBC board for the following committees and sub-committees: The Voice and Public Policy (New). All committee reports will be submitted to the Advocacy Chair to report to the board for updates or action items that require board approval at board meetings and the annual board retreat.

Advocacy Chair: Board member Committee Chair: Nancy Williams, ASAP Solutions Group

Public Policy

This committee will advocate for business and legislative issues that may impact our women businesses in the states of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Key recommendations will be made to the GWBC Board of Directors for discussion and approval. Members of the Public Policy Committee will represent GWBC at selected legislative invitations and events.

Committee Chair: Evelyn Ashley, Trusted Counsel
Staff Liaison: Roz Lewis, President & CEO: rlewis@gwbc.org

The Voice Forum

The Voice Forum’s mission is to promote, translate and advocate the needs, issues, and benefits of the certified WBEs. The goal is to facilitate business and education opportunities for all qualified and certified participants of the Greater Women’s Business Council. This committee also creates a platform for WBEs to communicate ideas that positively impact the growth and development of their businesses.

Committee Chair: Tina Stevens, Secondary Solutions
GA – OPEN
NC – Paula Edwards, Lexair Electronics
Staff Liaison: Roz Lewis, President & CEO: rlewis@gwbc.org

Sustainability

The sustainability chair will oversee and serve as a liaison to the GWBC board for the following committees and sub-committees: Board Development, Revenue Generation, Awards & Recognition and Technology. All committee reports will be submitted to the Sustainability Chair to report to the board for updates or action items that require board approval at board meetings and the annual board retreat.

Sustainability Chair: Sheila Jordan, Knowledge Architects

Revenue Generation Committee

Develops revenue-generating initiatives and secures financial support to underwrite GWBC Events, Programs, and financial goals.

Committee Chairs: Anne Marsden, Marsden Marketing, Sheila Jordan, Knowledge Architects, LLC, Tai Roberson, Wells Fargo

Staff Liaison: Roz Lewis, President & CEO: rlewis@gwbc.org

Marketing Committee

Assist in directing the overall comprehensive marketing and communications strategy. Help to oversee a consistent and active communication strategy to all stakeholders for the purposes of recruitment, program messaging, revenue generation, awareness and branding.

Committee Chairs: Kat Marran, UPS and Anne Marsden, Marsden Marketing
Staff Liaison: Nicole Cambridge, Operations Manager: ncambridge@gwbc.org & Sharelle Burt, Events & Programs Coordinator: sburt@gwbc.org

Task Force Committee (Ad Hoc)

Through a collaborative planning process the GWBC Task Force will assist the Board of Directors with creating a three year strategic and tactical plan that include the following elements:

  • Strategic Objective/Outcome
  • Action Items with Deadlines
  • Financial & People Resources with Accountability
  • Risks
  • A quantitative and/or qualitative measure of performance