Our Mission

To impact lives by removing barriers and honoring differences so that unlimited creativity, clarity, and focus can flow towards a common purpose and goal- causing a ripple effect.

BJ Davis


Director of Programs

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 that extracts leading edge concepts and ignite positive change through creative play. She is a catalyst for innovative gutsy moves that impact change. As a humorist writer and author of the Skinny Beni series, she enjoys bringing to life this quirky character and her antics. 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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Scott Markowitz


Director of Creative Cultivation

Part owner and lead facilitator, Scott’s passion lies in coaching “Creatives” towards their best selves. In his former professional life, Scott was an award winning TV/Film Editor, Reality TV Developer, and Director of Post Production.  Scott’s brilliance lies in his keen eye for detail, his drive to get it right the first time and his desire to help clients move towards more inclusive work cultures where unlimited creativity can be unleashed

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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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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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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.