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The Dames of Charleston

Our chapter brings minds, hearts, resources, relationships, and together in a truly unique and radically collaborative way. How so? We’re intently focused on helping you find strategic partnerships and fiercely committed to lifting you up as you navigate the complexities of business and life. Charleston Dames all bring a range of talents and expertise, but we’re united by an obsession with using our influence to help those around us and laughing as we do it.

You will only meet women playing at your level
- that’s a guarantee.

To ensure that you will make high-caliber connections, we require that our members are women who:

  • Lead and grow their own 6 and 7-figure companies and nonprofits
  • Or women in Director/equivalent and higher roles in large organizations

And also women who:

  • Take consistent, aligned action toward and celebrate personal and professional growth equally
  • Trade high-stress for high-caliber and ceaselessly confront the myth of the "virtuous hustle"
  • Desire to "get out of serious," knowing that laughter and joy are vital to limitless growth
  • Influential and collaborate fearlessly, share vulnerably, and thrive in authentic connection
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Meet Whitney McDuff
Chapter President

Whitney McDuff believes that all women have important stories to tell and skill sets to share, and it’s her mission to help us do it in a way that helps our businesses and lives grow - making her Dames chapter President GOLD. She is a public speaker’s secret weapon, earning her recognition with a Best of Charleston award, on stages around the world, and by outlets such as Forbes, ABC, NBC, CBS, Marvel, ESPN, Newsweek, USA Today, and The Huffington Post. Whitney is also the author of two bestselling children’s books, The Lollie Tree and Where The Lollies Go. When she’s not helping women get visible, credible, and profitable, you can find her playing the piano or guitar.

Join The Dames of Charleston

 Just $117/Month or $1,287/Year!

Strategic Matchmaking Service

Don’t leave it to chance or waste precious time! You go through our Dames Power Partner Process to inform us who you need to know and what goals you want to achieve, and helps you learn how to build and nourish these long-term relationships, and then we match with your fellow Dames so you can collaborate (think: cross refer, mastermind, increase your footprint) powerfully!

World Café Events

Do you do business internationally (with international clients/operations)? Tap into our global community through a connecting event with deep conversations specifically for you! We’ll dive into the topics that are most present as we work across cultures, currencies, and characteristics. Bring your open mind and willing heart, and let’s get to know each other as we tackle the relevant global topics we face as women in business.

B2B & B2C Connect Hours

Get advice, spotlight your business, ask for what you desire/need, and make connections for others/have your connection needs met to expand and deepen your network within The Dames and beyond!

Enriching Conversations

Deep connection, fierce collaboration, engaging conversation, and a whole lot of fun as we dive into celebration, sales, leadership, and how to shamelessly bring our brilliance and true unique selves to table! We’ll be using the power of collaborative intentions and energy to spark change and connect on a deeper level.

Next Level Skills Trainings

Skills you actually want for the stage of business you're in. You request the topics and we source invaluable content from leaders nationwide! Develop yourself, professionally and personally, with the help of our carefully-selected subject matter experts.

Million Dollar Power Hours

Join our seven-figure business owner “Dames of Influence” for virtual lessons on how to get your business to that million dollar mark and beyond. Learn from their pitfalls, achievements, and raw, “non-PR -scripted” stories. Why reinvent the wheel? Let our community of award-winning, statistic-slaying business owners lay a foundation for you!

Mastermind Calls

These intimate and connected Dame-to-Dame sessions are structured to help members at the $250K, $500K, corporate leader, and seven-figure levels. Gaining feedback from a sounding board who understands the inherent challenges at your level is paramount! This is your problem-solving think-tank for hiring, retention, leadership and culture-building.

Members-Only Facebook
& LinkedIn Groups

Be sure to join so you can stay up on the latest of your fellow members, share your wins, big asks, and more! This is where many referrals are requested, so please check in frequently!

Digital Learning Library

When you join our community, you’ll get instant access to every Power Hour, Virtual Hug & Huddle, and Growth Session we’ve ever recorded. Cut your learning curve with essential solutions and skills you can use to tackle the challenges we all face in the today’s economy.

Your Local Chapter Extravaganza & Happier Hour Events

To us, laughter isn’t just medicine—it’s a catalyst for building relationships and crushing through obstacles. At your local chapter Extravaganza events, you'll link, level-up and laugh with other Dames for free

* Due to local COVID restrictions, this chapter holds all events virtually until it is safe to resume in-person gatherings.

Other Chapter Extravaganza Events

Link, level-up and laugh with fellow Dames from other chapters by traveling to attend their Chapter Extravaganza events. As a member, you get a 20% discount on your event ticket purchase.

20% Discount Tickets Available!

What to Expect From Your
Charleston Chapter & The Dames

You’ll meet women who are not only playing at your level or beyond, but also the kind of women you wish you met years ago. Women who “get it.” After any Charleston event - whether it’s an extravaganza, happier hour, or 1:1 call with a fellow Dame - you’ll be full of ideas and joy, and in touch with collaborators who are ready to walk with you and celebrate as you become the most extraordinary version of yourself.

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