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Women Executives records

Identifier: MS0396

Scope and Contents

The Women Executives Records (Mss 396) contains the organizational records of that group since its founding in 1977. For the most part, this collection contains a long list of membership directories since 1980, board minutes (mostly complete since 1980), a nearly complete run of newsletters from 1987 to 2006, and scrapbooks from 1978 to 2006. Other records of substance are the membership surveys that the WE used to determine the current status of the average member's information they used to help determine the route to future success. Plotting a road for future development and prosperity has been a major priority for the WE and its members. Among its committees are the Long Range Planning Committee and also the Objectives Committee.


  • 1977 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Administrative history

Women Executives is an organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that formed in 1977 to serve as a support group for women as they entered the male-dominated business world. As the 1970s were years of change in American society and business, women encountered a variety of obstacles in their efforts to ascend the ladder of corporate success; and this organization served as a networking tool for women in business. According to its first mission statement, WE organized in order to "Bring together business and professional women in mid and upper management, and to Provide opportunities for professional sharing and development." It also intended to draw its membership from a variety of types in businesses in the Charlotte area. Though WE first organized in 1977, it did not file an incorporation charter until 1990. WE also established a variety of committees within the organization to encourage each other in achieving their goals. WE held programs with guest speakers to discuss techniques to succeed in business; conducted surveys among their members to determine their current status and establish goals for future development; and did community volunteer work for the betterment of Charlotte's under-privileged citizens. Thirty years after its establishment, WE is still and vital and active organization for Charlotte business women.


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The records of the Women Executives, a Charlotte, NC organization, span from 1977 to 2008. The bulk of the records include the organization's charter and bylaws, minutes of meetings, newsletters, membership information, and scrapbooks.


The Records of the Women Executives is organized into four series. The first consists of the paper records that the WE has generated since its inception in 1977. The second consists of subject files that WE has accumulated over the years that pertain to professional and business women. The third consists of scrapbooks that documents WE activities, and the fourth consists of photographs of WE members participating in volunteer activities (such as a Habitat for Humanity project), holidays (such as the 2005 Christmas party), and celebrations (such as the 30th anniversary celebration).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Debbie Enna of the Women Executives, in 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, May 2008
Women Executives Records
Robert A. McInnes
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated