Several of the top women business executives in the Queen City are teaming up to launch an effort to recruit more women — and to increase the role of women — in technology.

The group is forming a local chapter for Women in Information Science and Engineering, or WISE. Its first meeting is set for June 15.

There already is a WISE chapter in RTP.

The first event (“How To Rise to the Top and Stay There – in a Man’s World”) is set for June 15 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Levine Museum of the New South.

Members of the Charlotte group include:

  • Dee Means, Vice President of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and leader of the Chamber’s Information Technology Council

  • Terry Thorson Cox, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Charlotte Business Innovation and Growth Council

  • Theresa Payton, Senior Vice President for Bank of America

  • Frances Queen, Chief Executive Officer of Queen Associates

  • Theresa Wilson, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Commercial Division of Wachovia

  • Theresa Dahlberg, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)

  • Kathy Harris, Group Vice President and Information Technology Analyst, Gartner, Inc.
  • The group is working with the North Carolina Technology Association.

    For information see: www.nceita.org/index.asp

    Registration requests should be sent to Jennifer Aycock at jennifera@neita.org. Formore information, contact Aycock at 919-856-0393.