BWLC History

The Black Women’s Leadership Council came to life in 1986 with thirteen Black women.  Today BWLC continues to play an invaluable leadership role in the advancement of Black women at Xerox.

The first BWLC Conference was held in 1997 at the Xerox Training Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Black women at all grade levels, exempt and non-exempt Xerox employees attended the conference.  During this era, the BWLC Foundation was formed under the community outreach umbrella to give scholarships to black female high school seniors, who were college-bound.

In 2006 under the leadership of Jacqueline Denny, BWLC opened the organization to all Black women.  At the 2006 BWLC National Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, Black women from other corporations participated as attendees, presenters, and sponsors.  A senior advisor from Citigroup Realty Services was added to BWLC executive advisory board in 2006.  With the expanded scope, BWLC is bringing value to Black women beyond Xerox Corporation.

 

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Private Equity

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Executive Sponsor

Louie Pastor

EVP, Chief Corporate Development

Officer & Chief Legal Officer

Louie Pastor was named chief corporate development officer and chief legal officer for Xerox effective February 1, 2021.  He is also an executive vice president of Xerox Holdings Corporation.  He joined Xerox in October 2018 as general counsel.

 

Louie leads all of Xerox’s corporate development activities, with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and Xerox’s $250 million corporate venture capital fund. In addition, Louie oversees Xerox’s legal affairs, including all legal aspects of the company’s various strategic, commercial and operational initiatives, and leads the company’s environmental, health and safety, sustainability, government relations and public policy activities on domestic and international affairs.

Executive Board

Guyla Wrens-Armstead

Guyla Wrens-Armstead

President

Jacqueline Tyson

Jacqueline Tyson

Vice President / Sponsorship Officer

Margaret Walker

Margaret Walker

Treasurer

Kimberly Sealy

Kimberly Sealy

Communications & Marketing Officer

Seneica Sykes

Seneica Sykes

Community Involvement Officer

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams

Membership Officer

Renée Carter

Renée Carter

Director of Programs

Linda White

Linda White

Director of Chapter Development

Brenda Joseph

Brenda Joseph

EMEA Chair

Donna M. Jones

Donna M. Jones

BWLC Foundation President

Senior Advisors

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer Allen

Senior Advisor

Roni Crichton

Roni Crichton

Senior Advisor

Deborah Hall

Deborah Hall

Senior Advisor

Joyce Welch

Joyce Welch

Senior Advisor