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Leadership diversity is critical to the achievement of the Chamber’s vision of Greenville becoming the premier business community in the world. The Greenville Chamber actively supports talented women and minorities in our community in achieving leadership positions in greater numbers. Through the Chamber’s association with ATHENA International since 2001, the Chamber has recognized and honored women in leadership with the ATHENA Leadership Award®. This prestigious award is presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting to women who have made significant contributions to Greenville in promoting community prosperity and quality of life. The ATHENA Leadership Symposium, a unique women’s leadership program inspired by recipients of the ATHENA Leadership Award® and offered as part of the Chamber’s Diversity and Inclusion initiative is one of multiple opportunities the Chamber executes to advance leadership diversity within underrepresented populations.
Michelle Gethers-Clark CEO and President of United Way of Greater Greensboro. She is an accomplished corporate executive and community leader. Michelle’s professional career spans 29 years. She has celebrated success as a senior vice president for American Express Company, as an entrepreneur with a consulting firm, and as a local author. Michelle has held roles with global leadership responsibility in the US, Canada, Philippines, and India. Michelle earned a Bachelor's Degree from The School of Professional Accountancy at Long Island University. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Michelle’s accomplishments and career success has been featured in Ebony, Black Enterprise, Working Mothers, and Biz Life Magazines.
As a community leader, her current affiliations include: Board of Trustees for Bennett College and Cone Health, and Board of Directors for The Community Foundation of Greensboro.
Michelle is an energetic public speaker on the topics of service, leadership, and professional development. Her recently published book (August 2012 WestBow Press), The Next Level presents a perspective on leadership. Michelle is a native of New York City and currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her husband Rudy and two children Gregory (15) and Sophia (10).
Her mantra is “People follow character and not titles.”
Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Furman University - Connections
Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.
GBS Building Supply
Goodwill Industries of Update/Midlands South Carolina
Greenville Blood Connection
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County
Piedmont Natural Gas
United Way of Greenville County
USC Upstate, Mary Black School of Nursing