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W2W Joan Evans – Being a Leader While Developing Strong Leaders

What does it take to not only be a successful leader, but to help develop successful leaders? Join us Wednesday, February 13, when Joan Evans, recently appointed to the newly created role of Chief of Staff at Cone Health, shares her story.

As Chief of Staff of the six-hospital system, Joan is responsible for large-scale strategic projects with a focus on operational effectiveness, leader transitions, succession planning and strategic planning.

Prior to her new role, Joan served as the Executive Vice President of Innovation and Transformation for Cone Health, where she was responsible for driving execution and achieving measurable results associated with the transformation of healthcare delivery toward a patient-centered, value-based approach.  

With her leadership, Joan’s teams have received national recognition for their contributions to the field of leadership development including the 2014 Best Organization for Leadership Development award from National Center for Healthcare Leadership and the Success Story Award from Press Ganey for measurable improvements in quality, service and cost, as a result of a cultural transformation. In 2017, Joan received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG.

In addition to her role at Cone Health, Joan is President of South Rim Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in executive coaching. She is a frequent speaker to national audiences, most recently presenting at the 2018 Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. Joan has also served as adjunct faculty for the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG, Elon University’s DPT program and UNC Chapel Hill’s DPT program teaching a variety of business and leadership classes.

Joan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia and her Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has completed a postgraduate certificate in the Neuroscience of Leadership from the NeuroLeadership Institute. In addition, she holds numerous certifications in psychometric testing instruments, is a certified executive coach and a Six Sigma Green belt.

Join us on Wednesday, February 13 at the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Mix and mingle with fellow JLG and community members at 6:30 p.m. and hear from Joan beginning at 7 p.m. Get your free ticket today at Eventbrite.

 

Parking is free at the Oakland Deck – click here for directions. After parking, please exit the deck and walk toward the intersection next to Yum Yums. You will cross Spring Garden St and walk down Stirling Street. The Bryan Building will be the second building on your left. Enter the Bryan Building and follow signs to Room 225 for registration.

 

Check back here for the latest updates on our W2W storytellers and how to inspire YOUR story.

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The 2019 Women-to-Watch Series is sponsored by the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro.

Member Spotlight: Ashton Clemmons

By Elizabeth Illig

On Nov. 6, 2018, Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. Sustainer Ashton Clemmons won a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives. She will be representing District 57 in the state legislature for the 2019-2020 term.

When approached about running for office, Ms. Clemmons, a school administrator and mother of three, wondered how she would take on the responsibility. However, two factors drove her to campaign. Reflecting on her decision, she thought, “a. the schools you care about are depending on it, and b. you care deeply about women being in leadership and this is an opportunity for you, as a woman, to be at the table. How can you not try to do it?”

Her determined attitude has led to professional success. An enthusiastic educator, Ms. Clemmons has been dedicated to the NC school system and leadership development. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a teaching fellow, she taught in both Durham and Guilford counties. Later, she worked as a principal in Rockingham and Guilford counties and earned her master’s degree in school leadership from Harvard University. Currently, she serves as the assistant superintendent of Thomasville City Schools.

Her membership in the Junior League of Greensboro has been another way to contribute to the Triad, introducing her to local nonprofits she and her husband still support. The connection to women who are enriching the community drove her to join the League. Now, as a Sustainer, she continues to give back. “As a Sustainer you get to continue to, financially and in name, support the great work of The Junior League, knowing that there is a different group of women that’s continuing the work day-in and day-out.”

The League’s mission remains significant to her. “It serves a critical role in supporting important nonprofit work that is happening across our community. But then second … The Junior League provides one of the strongest national models for developing women in leadership.”

With her commitment to women’s leadership development, it is no wonder Ms. Clemmons has become one of the state’s educational and legislative leaders. She will be sworn into the NC House of Representatives in January of 2019.

Greensboro Day School

Thank you to our January General Membership Meeting Sponsor:

 

Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world. Join us in their state of the art Sloan Theatre on January 14th for the 6pm social and 7pm business meeting.

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Kyle Britt

Thank you to our November General Membership Meeting Sponsor:

Kyle Britt, Owner of Instinct Salon & Lead Hairstylist of GSO Fashion Week

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Dr. Love Crossling, Executive Director of Human Relations for the City of Greensboro

On Wednesday, November 14, Dr. Love Crossling will speak on “Strength Stories as Strategy: Using Your Narrative to Shape Your World.” According to Dr. Crossling, we are typically unaware of how much the story of yesterday influences the experiences of today, good or bad. Women are often encouraged to “forget the past,” which sometimes means forgetting moments of strength and victory. Our third W2W storyteller of the 2019 League year will discuss the importance of remembering, redefining strength, and using those strengths as strategy to secure successful outcomes in the lives of women.

Dr. Love Crossling has dedicated her entire professional journey to understanding the needs of the people, both individually and collectively. She serves as Director of the City of Greensboro’s Human Relations Department, which is the human rights arm of local government. Dr. Crossling also continues her work as an educator, teaching both interpersonal and organizational communication, and is affectionately referred by her students as “Dr. Love”.

Dr. Crossling earned a Doctorate in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Communication Studies at UNC Greensboro. Ranging from individual thought, to relationship development, and the establishment of norms in the social masses, Dr. Crossling maintains a genuine interest in the way in which people establish identity and build community.

Dr. Crossling’s personal interests include: Slam poetry, mixed media art, interior design, all things live music, service to her church community, and spending time with friends and family.

Join us on Wednesday, November 14 at the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Mix and mingle with fellow JLG and community members at 6:30 p.m. and hear from Dr. Crossling beginning at 7 p.m. Get your free ticket today!

 

Parking passes will be provided for the Oakland Deck – click here for directions. After parking, please exit the deck and walk toward the intersection next to Yum Yums. You will cross Spring Garden St and walk down Stirling Street. The Bryan Building will be the second building on your left. Enter the Bryan Building and follow signs to room 225 for registration.

 

Check back here for the latest updates on our W2W storytellers and how to inspire YOUR story.

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The 2019 Women-to-Watch Series is sponsored by the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro.

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