WIB - Verizon.png What is Women INfluencing Business?

The focus of this committee is to engage C-level female executives to enhance the standing of the professional women in the community. The 2023 Committee will be chaired by Sarabeth Stine, Executive Director, Sales - Mid-Atlantic with TriNet,  and will collaborate on the Annual Women Influencing Business Awards Luncheon, facilitate the nomination process for selecting award winners, and assist in planning leadership training and an annual Women INfluencing Business Summit along with the annual Women & Wine Social. This open committee meets monthly. Thank you to our annual Naming Sponsor, Verizon.

2023 Schedule of Events (details coming soon):

  • March 28, 2023 - Verizon Women Influencing Business Awards Luncheon
  • May 18, 2023 - Women Influencing Business Leadership Workshop
  • August 24, 2023 - Women Influencing Business Women & Wine Social
  • November 1, 2023 - 3rd Annual Women Influencing Business Summit

2022 Business Woman of Excellence Awards

The Business Woman of Excellence Awards are given annually to those who demonstrate vision by bringing innovative ideas into action both in the workplace and community. Candidates must be currently employed in the North Fulton community. The 2022 Women INfluencing Business Award winners were recognized at the annual Verizon Women Influencing Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Mercer University, on Tuesday, March 22, 2022

2022 Award Winners:

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From left: Leslie Day-Harrell, Valarie Mackey, Rita Evans, Holly York and Melody Swilling.
  • Business Woman of Excellence | Large Business: Leslie Day-Harrell, Jackson Healthcare
  • Business Woman of Excellence | Small Business: Valarie Mackey, WrightNow Solutions
  • Legacy Award Winner: Rita Evans, Merrill Lynch/Banks, Evans, Scott & O'Hare
  • Nonprofit Woman of Excellence: Holly York, North Fulton Community Charities
  • Rising Star Winner: Melody Swilling, Swilling Family Law
Hear from the 2022 Women INfluencing Business award winners on the The GNFCC 400 Insider podcast HERE or read the press announcement HERE. View awards coverage in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution HERE.


  • March 22, 2022 - Wellstar Monthly Luncheon Series: Verizon Women INfluencing Business Awards - click HERE to view photos from the event
  • May 11, 2022 - Verizon Women INfluencing Business Leadership Workshop - click HERE to view video recording of the event
  • August 25, 2022 - Verizon Women INfluencing Business: Women & Wine Social, presented by JPMorgan Chase - click HERE to view photos from the event
  • November 2, 2022 - Verizon Women INfluencing Business Summit, presented by Mercer University and Bank of America | click HERE to view photos from the event
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