On Thursday, April 23, Center Executive Director, Dr. Sean Hannah, along with invited guest judges participated in the first annual Women’s Leader Development Legacy Project. This project and competition, a part of Julie Wayne’s Leadership Experience class, involved student presentations of research which were presented within the classroom to be judged by area women business leaders. The intent of this project was to provide new opportunities for programs and initiatives to be incorporated into the School of Business and across the University.
The panel of judges for the competition included: Ann Johnston, Chair of the Board of Allegacy Federal Credit Union and former Executive Vice President of Reynolds American; Judy Lambeth, former Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Reynolds American; Melissa Combes, Assistant Vice President of Development, Wake Forest University; and Dr. Sean Hannah.
The winning team consisted of Rachel Brown, Cristina Ciaravalli, Micaela James, and Deena Sant. This group’s presentation focused on enhancing women’s leader development at Wake Forest and within the community, and consisted of research surrounding trends and needs analysis. The group offered creative ideas for possible future opportunities and initiatives including mentoring, club offerings, and speaker series.
The winning team was presented a check in the amount of $400 by Ann Johnston and Dr. Sean Hannah on behalf of the Center for Leadership and Character