Alumni Spotlight: BAR LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 

Shantia Coley, BLI Class of 2018

Counsel, Wells Fargo 

Hometown: Kinston, NC

Education: Elon University / North Carolina Central University School of Law

Your most vivid memory of your BLI experience: The retreat of course!

What you value most about your BLI experience: The relationships I built.

Advice you'd give to the next BLI class: Definitely build relationships intentionally with your class members. This is a wonderful opportunity for meaningful connections.

Past and current MCB/MBF volunteer service: Communications Committee, Law and Society Committee and my favorite: Young Lawyers Division volunteerism. I also enjoy the Salvation Army Ask-A-Lawyer Day every year and look forward to its return.

Current personal or leadership goals: Continue to move up in-house.

Greatest leadership accomplishment and why: Graduating from college as a first generation graduate.

Topic you'd like to learn more about and why: The path to General Counsel for in-house attorneys.

Favorite place to go in Charlotte (pre-pandemic): Anywhere at this point.  Seriously!

What you do when you're not lawyering: I’m a mommy of amazing twin boys and I host equity, inclusion and wellness workshops (www.shantiacoley.com). I also enjoy traveling and fitness!!!!

Favorite vacation spot: I love cruises! I'm hopeful they will return safely. 

 

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