Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of a true visionary. She is an inspirational, high impact national leader, cutting edge author and web host. She has extensive experience leading teams to success as an innovative executive at the Xerox Corporation SC Johnson Wax and Goodwill industries.
Dr. Wilson has transformed thousands of lives and several businesses and organizations with her innovative, engaging and transparent leadership style.
As one who has consistently worn the title of first, youngest and only throughout her career, Dorothy was the first African American to achieve Brand Manager status at SC Johnson Wax; the youngest woman to lead a major public/private business initiative with the Milwaukee Private Industry Council and the first African American to achieve Senior Vice President level at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin – the largest Goodwill operations in the world.
Being the first in her family to graduate college and the first to attain a Masters Degree – was an achievement that lit a fire not just for her own academic pursuits but ensured the educational opportunities for numerous family members.
Dorothy has also achieved an extraordinary level of success in her civic life, ascending to the board of Directors of two major women’s service organizations. Her commitment to community service and strong local program delivery, along with her unmatched ability to build national coalitions, led to her election and service as National First Vice President of Top Ladies off Distinction, Incorporated and International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the nations oldest and one of the largest service organizations for African American College educated women, where she led over 300,000 powerful, accomplished women.
Dr. Buckhanan Wilson’s personal mantra is a belief that “Our lives are defined by how much we positively impact others”. Leave every situation better because you were there.