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Threat One

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2005 at 4:30 pm

In July, when I first began I received an out of the blue an email with high priority exclamations asking me who was I? The emailer told me that she was a board member and essentially asked where did I come from and asked me to call her. The first thing she said to me was where was her money. She stated that Webgrrls owed a lot of people money and she had paid those people webgrrls part whichI bought this for a while until she said the woma who departed had been the head of six organizations at one point women in technology, women in communication and a whole lot of other organizations, I proceeded to ask what happened to those organizations and were they still in existance and she said they were. So I wondered what was the problem with this one. We had several conversations, the first one I said well we could work together and plan events and if persons needed to be reimbursed then we would take it out of money raised When I discussed this with Kevin he said absolutely not he did not know who these people were and they would not get their money back. As for Kevin and money he lies about it, I fully believe that he told Gloria Moore to build a seperate account for webgrrls activities and when she did she was scapegoated on. There is a that dissertation states that there wwere wide spread problems with money and this is from women interviewed around the country. Anyway I did not dislike the woman I spoke with on the phone though she was rather negative and told me that my proposed speaker had been the treasurer during the reign of the previous chapter leader and wondered why I would ask her to speak. I explained to her the wonderful things this young woman had done but she still wondered. After seeing the consequences of what this and the other woman can do. I think they are professionals at tearing down reputations. They are mean jack. Anyway here is the email that was sent to me by one of them. Mind you my threat according to her was telling her that I had refrained from posting the membership list which was one member and revealing that webgrrls was a for profit entity becuase the other woman sat on a board for non-profits only. I wanted to post the membership list like another chapter had, however did not becuase the woman was concerned about her board status and had not paid dues for close to four years, again Kevin may say they did if he feels they can bring in some money to webgrrls. I thought I was being nice but evidently not. She thought I threatened her which I did not. As for KEvin after the email below he threatened to revoke my webgrrls lic. I told him that I did not find anything defamatory in the emailbelow and I there is nothing but the the truth in it. Honestly I think Kevin belives that if he can have one chapter that makes money it will be ol with him, and atlanta might be the place for that. For some reason since I’ve taken down the website linking to porn and placed a really nice website up that actually has plans he’s placed an inordinate amount of interest in the Atlanta chapter and not any in the fourtyother sites that are not even active in the UNited States. Furthermore he has told me that he plans on initiating some sort of commision structure for each woman that a chapter leader can bring in. At this point I asked Kevin to pay for some copies for a meeting by account he refused. This is a for profit organization but the bottom line is the woman aho runit see no profit and work like dogs and I did work like a dog I had to do everything, write letters, so the website, book the venue, post the events, get the speaker etc. everything you see thus far was done by one person me. So I know that it is for my best interest that my license has ben revoked.

Finally I know that the individuals below had not paid dues for three years. At this point Kevin may lie and say they did, I don’t know. But the last time I checked there was one member on the roster and she had joined in 2002. Anyway this one person was saying that she was a webgrrls board member when webgrrls did not even exist in Atlanta and they both knew it. Below I am attaching the emails I can find.

The Email

Olivia –

I do not appreciate the tone of your e-mail or your allegations. I have had personal correspondence from Webgrrls via e-mail for the last three years on a weekly basis. I have corresponded with other national members, as well as received regular updates from the national chapter. When the chapter was active, I personally probably put in about 15 hours a month and considerable money to help it grow.

There was a chapter leader in Atlanta as recently as two years ago, and her name was Gloria Moore. There was a lot of money collected directly from women who thought that they were members of the Atlanta chapter, but who never received membership information or attended a meeting other than the one where they paid dues to Gloria. Many of the members, including me, paid dues to the national chapter and were not out the money, but many others were not so lucky.

You have to overcome that negativity, not me. I have purposefully stayed away from interfering with that controversy, but I admire and respect the fact that Stephanie felt badly for these women and went to bat for them with the national chapter. She also attempted to personally contact Gloria, who went underground and left a lot of other organizations high and dry as well as Webgrrls. For your information, some of these groups affected by Gloria, such as Women in Communications, have revived and gone on to reestablish their chapters, and some have never recovered. Stephanie has very high integrity, and she is well respected in this community. A lot of people out there know about her efforts here.

There is a far bigger picture here than what you are looking at from your own personal perspective. If you are working with Stephanie, I applaud you. If not, I would suggest that you respect that she has paved the way for you to be able to even reestablish a chapter here.

Atlanta is, in reality, just an overgrown small town, especially when it comes to the technology community. I believe that I have probably been in this business community here for about 30 years longer than you have. I have placed executives in and found funding for most of the major technology firms in town. I do not want to make an enemy of you, but I will tell you right now that I do not appreciate your comments, your allegations and your threats.

If you would like to discuss this, feel free to call me at any of the numbers below. I will be talking with the national office, just to let you know.

Marjorie

Marjorie Singley-Hall
Managing Partner
Ampersand Associates, Inc.
Piedmont Center
3495 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Building 12, Suite 115
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tel: (404) 812-8923
Fax: (404) 812-8921
Cell: (770) 815-6976
marjorie@ampersandinc.net

From: olivia walker [mailto:atlantawebgrrl@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 2:13 PMTo: Marjorie Singley-HallCc: kmk@cgim.comSubject: Re: Webgrrls

Look Marjorie let me be blunt with you. Webgrrls is a for profit membership organization and Webgrrls Atlanta has not been active in Atlanta for the last three years. There has not been an official posting for the last three years. There has been no chapter leader in the last three years. It has been a defunct chapter. At the national level no one has any knowledge of any organizing activity going on in Atlanta. If you have kept the fires burning in Atlanta in regards to Webgrrls please send dates, times, and activities of mixers, meetings, dues etc. so I can update national about it. Dues have not been paid to Webgrrls International by anyone in the last three years. Furthermore the chapter leader appoints the board members.

Stephanie has explained the situation to me and in an attempt to help her I will not be publishing the membership roster which does not include her or you.

The Charlotte chapter has published their roster.

If you have any more “problems” You really need to take them up with Kevin. I am the new Chapter Leader and I have a bright shining future planned for Webgrrls Atlanta and a fresh start again if you want to correspond with me regarding this issue either take it up with Kevin or show me your dues paying members, your meetings, your minutes, etc. within the last two years and we can talk otherwise please take you negativity somewhere else.

Finally in the last three years there have been no board members of Webgrrls Atlanta because there have been no chapter leaders. Since board members are appointed by the chapter leader at this point please tell everyone involved to avoid referring to themselves as board members because I have appointed none and none have paid dues or been appointed in three years. If you need me to publicly post this on the website I will.

Stephanie and I have spoken and come to a consensus at this point you need to stay out of this issue because I really don’t want to take this any further then Stephanie and myself.

Thank you,

Olivia Walker
—– Original Message —–
From: Marjorie Singley-Hall
To:
atlanta-ga@webgrrls.com
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 12:53 PM
Subject: Webgrrls

Olivia –

I am confused. Stephanie Bradley-Dale has done an incredible job over the last few years of keeping Webgrrls alive in Atlanta, in spite of the very difficult demise of the chapter due to the previous president and monetary irregularities. She has spent her own time and money on this, and she has represented Webgrrls with some major groups in Atlanta, including one I chair, the Atlanta Women’s Alliance (www.atlantawomensalliance.org). I am also on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Leadership Exchange, 5 other non-profit women’s groups, and I just rotated off the board of TAG but remain on their Leadership Council.

Incidentally, I am a past Executive Board member of the Atlanta chapter of Webgrrls as well.

I see Stephanie’s name mentioned nowhere in your notice. Surely she is being included in this effort to revive the chapter. If not, I would assure you that a number of prominent members in the technology community in Atlanta would be distressed, including myself. I have also written to Kevin at the national offices to express my concern as well.

Please advise.

Marjorie

Marjorie Singley-Hall
Managing Partner
Ampersand Associates, Inc.
Piedmont Center
3495 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Building 12, Suite 115
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tel: (404) 812-8923
Fax: (404) 812-8921
Cell: (770) 815-6976
marjorie@ampersandinc.net

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