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.


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 (note: Whitney has not yet responded to our request for an acoustic rendition of “American Pie” at an upcoming event).

Are you running a six or seven figure business? Do you hold a Director's role (or higher) in a large organization?

If you're nodding "yes" to these requirements and collaboration is your default setting, we want you to apply for membership!

Join The Dames of Charleston

Become a Founding Charleston Dames Member with a monthly subscription!

 Join for just $97 (regularly $117) or $1,067 annually (regularly $1,287)* for your first year!

*Founding memberships are available for the first 25 members who join or those who join by December 15, 2021; whichever comes first.

Global-First Community

Remember: When you join locally, you also reach beyond your own backyard through a community built on strategic connection, learning, and inspiration. There are high-caliber women around the globe waiting to collaborate with YOU.

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!

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!

Dames Happier Hours

These conscious and connected conversations are an introvert’s dream and an extrovert’s playground! When we say "happier," we mean it! Meet your fellow Dames and deepen your connection with them from the get go. No surface diving here!

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, connected, think tank style Dame-to-Dame sessions are structured to help members at the $500K and 7-figure levels to achieve goals and solve problems with input and advice from the other group members. From hiring and retention, leadership and culture-building, this is your problem-solving think tank. On these calls, supporting one another in achieving our goals is the #1 objective, and gaining feedback on challenges with a sounding board at your level who understands the inherent challenges, is paramount.

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 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

Other Local Chapter Extravaganza Events

Link, level-up and laugh with fellow Dames from other chapters by traveling to attend their Local 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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