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Notable Names – MAXINE SWAYNE

Maxine Swayne is a financial services executive and the new chief administrative officer (CAO) of diversity, equity, and inclusion for U.S. Bank. Swayne has years of diverse leadership experience defining business problems and executing integrative solutions in consensus building, risk management, and relationship building across diverse teams with multiple Fortune 100 and 500 companies.…
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Natalie Williams • Notable Names • January/February 2022

Natalie Williams is a business development executive, advisor, coach and the new director of operations for the Charlotte Area Fund. Williams has more than 15 years of experience in financial, organizational and operational management. In her new role with the Charlotte Area Fund, Williams will work to serve low-income individuals and combat poverty by mobilizing community resources behind anti-poverty efforts through developing partnerships and other strategies.…
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Nicole Byers • Notable Names • March/April 2022

Nicole Byers is the branch manager at Chase Bank on Beatties Ford Rd. In her current role, Byers will focus on helping consumers in the region open accounts, manage their finances and make large purchases. The branch will also provide financial health workshops, community events, and cooperative programming in coordination with Johnson C.…
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Rai Glover • Notable Names • March/April 2022

Rai Glover is the new market president for Truist Financial in Charlotte. Glover brings more than 23 years of banking experience to Truist and will be responsible for the commercial banking team covering the Charlotte region. Prior to joining Truist, Glover worked for Bank of America and has held nine different positions including senior vice president where she managed a team of contribution managers from New York to Florida and contributed more than $35 million in grants to non-profit organizations.…
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Special Section – Influential Women Leading the Way in Charlotte 7

Krista Terrell President of the Arts & Science Council Photo courtesy of Krista Terrell             Advancing cultural equity is the focus of Krista Terrell’s work as President of the Arts & Science Council (ASC), Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s lead advocate for and connector to the arts and culture community.…
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Thelma Byers-Bailey Vice-chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education Photo courtesy of Thelma Byers-Bailey Vice-chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, Thelma Byers-Bailey is a native Charlottean who was elected to the board of education to represent District 2. Byers-Bailey’s experience includes running her own general practice law firm, working with the legal services of Southern California and serving as a law clerk in the legal department of Anheuser-Busch Company, Inc.…
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Tanya Stewart Blackmon Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Novant Health By John Burton Photo courtesy of Novant Health For more than 25 years at Novant Health, Tanya Stewart Blackmon has served as president of two medical centers and managed hundreds of professionals, developing an excellent understanding of patient and team member needs.…
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Special Section – Influential Women Leading the Way in Charlotte

Aretha Blake North Carolina 26th Judicial District Court Judge By John Burton Judge Aretha Blake is a Certified Mecklenburg County Juvenile Court Judge. She was first elected in November 2016 in a highly visible, countywide judicial campaign. Judge Blake serves the citizens of Mecklenburg County in Family and Juvenile Court.…
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BY FAITH: God Needs More Women Leaders

God Needs More Women Leaders

By Rev. Dr. Dwayne Bond5 MINUTE READ Influential and inspirational women have always played a significant role in the moving forward of family, culture, business and society. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, in 2017, women owned more than 11.6 million businesses in the U.S.,…
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“Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists Comic Books”

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“Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists Comic Books”

by Ken Quattro

In the place where comic books and Black history collide, you’ll find “Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books,” by Ken Quattro. This exciting masterpiece brings to light the comic book artists who toiled behind the scenes, receiving little to no mainstream recognition for the work they created.…