About Us

Inclusive Leadership In Action


In a world where ideas and thoughts move with the speed of light it is imperative that we stay connected and mindful of one another so enduring change can happen. Positive growth, if it is to be sustainable, cannot be a by-product of some random method of interacting. A deeper richer practice of inclusiveness is needed. This amplifies who we  are at our core.  Good. Decent. Kind.

BJ Davis


Creator- Lead Program Facilitator

As a trainer in the field of inclusive leadership and team development for the past 17 years, BJ is an enthusiastic coach, keynote speaker and facilitator of programs that extract leading edge concepts and ignite positive change. Assisting clients in moving ideas from the drawing board and launching them out into the world, she is a catalyst for innovative gutsy moves that impact change. She is also the Founder of Emerging Women NC an extension of her best intentions; be kind, be inclusive, use your gifts to help others.

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Donna Berkelhammer


Legal Business Consultant

Former courtroom journalist who was frustrated at how incomprehensible our legal system had become, Donna felt called to help people interpret and apply the law’s abstract principles. As a business attorney Donna’s goal is to deliver legal expertise that creates peace of mind. She has been part of the EWNC leadership team for the past 3 years.

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Samantha Johnson


Organizational Stratigist – Lead Writer

Creative and forward-thinking with a drive for success, Samantha is a change agent for building strong inclusive creative teams. A regular contributor and blogger on leadership she is innovative and results oriented.  Samantha comes to us with a diverse background that demonstrates solid results across industries and expanding roles. She is an excellent communicator who empowers team members to find methods that will engage others

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Kaysha Harvey


Director of International Events

Kaysha is organized, friendly and strategic with making things flow. She’s a perfect match for keynote speakers and authors who need someone to orchestra all the moves behind the scene to make their events a huge success! Because of her extensive love for travel and connecting with people of various cultures she is able to help connect Emerging Women NC to global communities.

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Scott Markowitz


Creative Coach- Lead Program Facilitator – Editing Adviser

Scott’s passion lies in coaching Creatives towards their best selves. Scott is an award winning TV/Film Editor, Reality TV Developer, and director of post productions. He is a lead facilitator for Emerging Women NC’s Why Do Men/Why Do Women forums and workshops. Scott has been involved in EWNC from the beginning as it aligns with his own values of inclusivity that unleashes creativity.

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Jared Caldwell


Lead Photographer/ Videographer – Story Teller

Jared is the founder of the Raleigh based photography and film venture, New Depth Creations LLC. Jared encourages through the use of videos and still-frames life stores from those that live them. He came on board EWNC as a male advocate who admires the remarkable strides that women have made and the impact it has on all of us. “I am always grateful to be a part of an important cause, and even more grateful to document the journey.”

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Marissa Fowler


Director of Research & Digital Marketing (Intern)

Marissa is currently a student at Meredith College where she is studying History, English, and Communications. Her education has developed both her creative and analytical thinking skills which she uses to effectively present research in a variety of mediums. As a student leader, Marissa strives to promote inclusivity on her campus and within the greater community. In the future, she hopes to have a career that will increase connectivity between people and their neighborhoods.