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.