Jo Anne Sanford

Founder & Owner,    Sanford Law OfficeFormer Chair,     NC Utilities Commission

Founder & Owner,
  Sanford Law Office
Former Chair,
  NC Utilities Commission

What is the best career decision that you have made?

To go to work with state government, out of law school.

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

Very little, in terms of profession.  In terms of personal life, would have taken more vacations and traveled more.

How have women helped further your career?

More than I can say, including that fabulous gang of “Relentless Women” who helped me become nominated and confirmed to the Utilities Commission.




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.