Betty J. Hines is a Strategic Business Consultant who works primarily with CEOs and their Executive Management Teams in both the public and private sectors. However, many know her as a “Chief Collaborator,” “Business Connector,” “Women Business Advocate”, and founder of W.E.W Women Elevating Women.
Going above and beyond, Hines is an entrepreneur, speaker, business mentor and coach, certified group facilitator and served as a corporate executive, at a multibillion-dollar Fortune 100 Company, for many years. She was the former co-founder/owner of a property and casualty company that provided small business, homeowners, and automobile insurances to the underserved urban markets in the greater Baltimore and Washington, DC communities. Currently, she offers consultation with women entrepreneurs, who desire to elevate their businesses to the next level as a million dollar business. Betty exemplifies her value as a strategist consulting on how to scale and elevate. As a Chapter Chair for the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a non-profit membership organization for women presidents, CEOs, and managing directors of privately held, multimillion-dollar companies, she facilitates monthly meetings that provide solutions to business challenges through shared experiences and expertise. In serving as a Chapter Chair with WPO, in order to increase visibility in the multi-cultural business community, and attract more diversity in WPO, Betty became one of the founding architects of the Women of Color Achievement Awards, in collaboration with Women Presidents’ Organization and The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Since 2010, the Women of Color Achievement Awards celebrated in 22 cities across the country, including London, United Kingdom.
Betty also produces 1-day conferences in Greater Baltimore/DC area and Atlanta on W.E.W. Women Elevating Women. This is a platform for multicultural women executives and entrepreneurs to come together and openly share and discuss what they did and what they need to do in order to sustain momentum, to reach new heights in their business and personal lives. It is about access to capital and more importantly for this group of women, access to opportunities. It is about knowing when you should have a Mentor, a Sponsor, or both. The Women in W.E.W use this platform as their golf course. W.E.W membership is our Country Club.
From her in-depth experience as both a corporate executive and women business owner, Hines has firsthand knowledge on the challenges multicultural professional women face trying to survive in a fast-paced and constantly changing business community. Realizing that currently, few platforms exists that engages multicultural professional women in active dialogue to assist in developing successful tactics and strategies on how to scale and grow their businesses. This elevated her desire and increased her passion to fill this void. From these teaching moments, Hines defined her five Pillars of Success: Courage, Communicate, Collaborate, Connect and Cultivate. Women Elevating Women is teaching women with drive how to survive and thrive together.
When Betty is not being a women business advocate, Hines is active with the National United Church Ushers Association of America/Interdenominational Church Ushers Association of Maryland, Inc. /Baltimore Unit, the Local Lay at Mount Pleasant AMEC, and most recently elected to the American Cancer Society Board of Directors, Northeast Region. She is a Lifetime Member of VFW Auxiliary #521, and has served on numerous nonprofit boards. A few Boards served are Women Presidents’ Organization, Trustee Advocate Maryland Hospital Association, Ladies of America, Lifebridge Health, The Salvation Army Baltimore Area Command, Greater Baltimore Leadership Program, Northwest Hospital, and Mercy Hospital Women’s Advisory Board. She has been inducted into the “Circle of Excellence” with the Daily Record Maryland’s Top 100 Women.
Hines is a graduate and Lifetime Alumna the University of Michigan. She has received Executive Training in Strategic Leadership from Northwestern University, Kellogg Business School and has her Advanced Group Facilitation Certificate from the Edward Lowe Foundation. At present, Hines is training for a certificate on the One Page Business Plan.