About Women’s Professional Forum

The idea for a women’s professional organization was first discussed in the mid-1970s by two pioneers who shared a mutual desire for an organization that would provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, mutual support and stimulation for career women.

As they refined this concept, they discovered the need was widely shared among their friends and associates. With much encouragement, cooperation and through sheer tenacity, the Women’s Professional Forum was launched in 1977.

WPF is a private, “invitation only” membership organization. Our key goals are:

  • To provide support to professional women
  • To exchange information and ideas and share experiences with one another
  • To encourage women to attain high career goals
  • To enhance careers through a network of professional contacts

Monthly Meetings

Monthly luncheon meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at The Starmount Country Club. Members are required to attend at least 50% of the meetings each year. Guests are generally welcome, with the exception of our annual business meeting in December.

Special Interest Groups

In addition to luncheon meetings, members may choose to participate in a variety of small group activities, based on their individual interests. These small groups encourage members to get to know one, have fun and build long-lasting friendships. Special Interest Groups change from year to year, depending on the interests of members.

Board of Directors

Erica Parker

919-592-5288 (cell)
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Lorri Yaskiewicz

336-209-2327 (cell)
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First Vice President
Jasmine Beard

336-986-5753 (cell)
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Second Vice President
Jennifer Mencarini

214-418-2611 (cell)
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Marlee Foster

336-235-1596 (cell)
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Leigh Ann Klee

336-337-0732 (cell)
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Membership Committee Chair
Laura Burton

336-337-1942 (cell)
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Programs Committee Chair
Lisa Dames Hazlett

336-501-1059 (cell)
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WPF Foundation President
Chandra Hackenbruch

336-517-7293 (cell)
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Director at Large
Ashley Raper

336-430-0704 (cell)
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Director at Large
Kate Panzer

336-420-1421 (cell)
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Immediate Past President
Cecelia Anderson

703-304-5500 (cell)
336-297-2801 (office)
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Administrative Assistant
Sherry Barr
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