The Women’s Panel is an event co-hosted by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and CREW. Five women who have proven themselves in male-dominated industries will discuss tricks of how they mastered their trade and will share wisdom for those seeking to advance their careers. The panel will discuss the new traditionally male jobs coming to the Charleston region, and how women can capitalize on these opportunities. Please join us for lunch, networking and a lively discussion.
Meet the Panelists:
Christina Lock, CEO and Founder at Catch Talent
Christina is an entrepreneur, leader, human resources executive, and public speaker with a proven track record of scaling and growing start-ups. As CEO of Catch Talent, Christina leads the delivery of recruiting and employer branding services to growing technology, manufacturing, and government contracting companies. Prior to launching Catch, she was a founding member and Vice President of HR and Recruiting at SPARC, where her team hired over 300 Team Members in less than five years. Christina has also held leadership, recruiting, and business development positions at ARAMARK and Aerotek. Christina serves on the advisory boards of Charleston Women in Tech and The Iron Yard, is a member of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance’s steering committee, and has spoken at SHRM, DIG South, Pecha Kucha, and the College of Charleston. She mentors entrepreneurs and professionals through the Harbor Entrepreneur Center and Charleston Young Professionals.
Angela Dyer, BB&T, Vice President
Angela Dyer is a Vice President Commercial Banker with BB&T Bank with 11 years of experience in the banking industry. Through focus, hard work and strategic planning she has become one of the first Commercial Bankers in Charleston to work for BB&T. Angela has been labeled as a positive and tenacious “trail blazing” leader for other women within her company and industry. Her passion is to always help other people to continue to move forward whether that is with growing their company, career or as an individual.
Janet Bates, CF Evans Construction, Director of Marketing
Janet joined CF Evans Construction over 6 years ago and oversees the development and protection of the company’s brand. She is responsible for staying active in the market and understanding the ever-changing trends and active growth of the areas in which her firm builds. Janet holds her MBA in General Management and Sustainable Enterprise from the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School and her BA in Theatre and Dramatic Literature from The George Washington University. A graduate of the Tuck School of Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth, Janet previously worked at Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, and at Fathom, an agency known for its award winning brand development and creative material. She is the Communications Chair for CREW Charleston and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Charleston Area Justice Ministry. In 2017, Janet founded a non-partisan political organization in Summerville, dedicated to demystifying congressional advocacy, and works with a variety of local groups to enhance their communication and achieve their community goals.
Hilary Johnson, Hatch Tribe, Founder
Hilary Johnson is the founder of Hatch Tribe, an organization devoted to cultivating and connecting women entrepreneurs. A serial entrepreneur herself, Hilary coaches and mentors entrepreneurs in all stages of business. Her passion is helping clients translate their great ideas to actionable plans and results. Hilary became a first-time author in November 2016 with the publication of “A Girls Guide to Surviving the Startup with Your Mind, Body, and Soul Intact”, an encouraging read that imparts road-tested wisdom for tackling the inner and outer work of being a boss.
Amanda Reeves, Lee & Associates, Broker
Amanda joined Lee & Associates Charleston in 2012 after relocating from Savannah, GA. She has been in commercial real estate since 2006 and focuses on retail and office brokerage. On the landlord and owner side, she has worked with a range of properties from large power centers to unique downtown spaces. She also represents tenants and/or buyers in finding their ideal office location to start or expand their businesses. Locally, Amanda works with retailers such as Moe’s, Kairo’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Urban Cookhouse, Edward Jones, Orange Theory Fitness and Firehouse Subs in market expansion and site selection.
Amanda is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She has earned both her LEED AP® accreditation and her CCIM designation. Before beginning her real estate career, Amanda was a Senior Associate at KPMG in Atlanta in their Risk Advisory Services group. She is currently President Elect of CREW Charleston.