Janis Ramquist

Janis Ramquist

Yoga Teacher
Former Lobbyist

What is the best career decision that you have made?

To become self-employed rather than take the low pay men wanted to pay me.

If you had to do it over again, what would you do differently?

I would choose a less stressful career than lobbying and work for the government for a defined pension plan.

How have women helped further your career?

The help I had obtaining clients were all women.  Only one man recommended me to a client.  I had dozens of clients over the years.






WF Adopts Resolution Calling for Repeal of HB2

At its Spring 2016 Meeting the Women’s Forum adopted the following: Resolution Calling for the Repeal of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act enacted as S.L. 2016-3 WHEREAS, on February 22, 2016, the Charlotte City Council approved a local ordinance that adds marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression […]


Attend a virtual Women’s Forum Conference

Video archive of the April 2, 2016, Women’s Forum regional conference.


Women’s Forum 2016 Spring Meeting

Along with networking, the Spring 2016 meeting of the Women’s Forum will focus on Safety and Security in the Community and related legislation.