Robinson Bradshaw’s Dianne Chipps Bailey Named to 50 Most Influential Women

May 7, 2015

The Mecklenburg Times named Dianne Chipps Bailey, an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw, as one of its 50 Most Influential Women for 2015. The awards recognize the important role women play in the greater Charlotte region, in the economy and in society.

The seventh annual awards event will honor Bailey and other recipients on May 29 at Hilton Charlotte Center City. The honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, education and not-for-profit fields. They are selected by a panel of independent business leaders based on professional accomplishment and community involvement within the Charlotte area.

As head of the Nonprofit Organizations and Foundations practice group at Robinson Bradshaw, Bailey provides counsel to nonprofit organizations in all aspects of their operations. She represents schools and universities, churches and other religious organizations, endowments, corporate and family foundations, museums, business leagues, social clubs, fraternal organizations, trade organizations and a wide array of charitable groups.

Recently named to N.C. Center for Nonprofits’ CEO Advisory Council, Bailey also serves on a number of nonprofit boards including Discovery Place, Inc., Women Executives and Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network (WCGN). She is co-chair of the WCGN 2015 National Leadership Forum, which is expected to draw women philanthropic leaders from across the U.S. to Charlotte this October.

Bailey previously chaired the boards of Women’s Impact Fund, Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, Mecklenburg Bar Foundation and First Presbyterian Church Diaconate, where she also served as an Elder. She has raised funds and other support for Girls on the Run of Charlotte, Carolina Breast Friends and Charlotte Ballet.

Bailey earned her law degree cum laude from Georgetown University and her bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley.

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