Call for leaders–applications being accepted!

If you are under the age of 30, live in the Charlotte area and are interested in this opportunity, you are invited to submit an application. To apply, please send the following three (3) items to Charlotteglobalshapers@gmail.com by 12pm EST on Monday, May 14, 2018: a current resume (please include your phone number, email address and date of birth); a…read more →

Who Run the World: Carrie Cook

Originally posted on Creative Loafing and written by Hannah Levinson: It’s Women’s History Month! Creative Loafing loves to celebrate wonderful women all year round, but this month we’re spending a little extra time highlighting a few Charlotte fe-noms whose work uplifts other women and girls. We did hear a rumor they run the world … What comes to mind when…read more →

Principal’s Corner: Updates from Charlotte Shaper Katharine Bonasera

Originally posted here: March 2014 We have certainly dealt with quite the winter weather this year, but spring is just around the corner! We the arrival of spring we transition to a very important time of the school year. Students and teachers are working with an increased sense of urgency and focus to ensure all students are ready for end…read more →

Rising star on Charlotte’s entrepreneurial scene gets help from powerful adviser Hugh McColl

      Originally Posted to the Charlotte Observer: March 5, 2013 By Caroline McMillan Hugh McColl Jr. has an eye for potential. The former chairman and CEO of Bank of America saw it in Charlotte, and he helped grow the budding city into a financial powerhouse. Now, his eye for potential is trained on Ben Harrison, the 27-year-old co-founder…read more →

Global Shapers – Embracing diversity

      Originally Posted to Charlotte Viewpoint: March 4, 2013 By Charles (Chip) Johnson Jr. When I was selected to Chair the inaugural Charlotte Hub of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, I was honored.  But that honeymoon period soon faded into a worrying sense of intimidation and wariness about the challenges to come. You see, my fellow…read more →


The inaugural Global Shapers of Charlotte have been together since December 2011 and are working hard to make a real impact on the citizens of our fair city! Stay tuned and follow along!