The Women's Executive Council is aligning with the physical distancing request and is suspending all in-person events until further notice.  We look forward to gathering together soon.  In the meantime, do things that safely bring you joy.  For up-to-date information on Covid19, log on to the CDC website. 

March 10, 2021

Tanya Counter

Area Vice President | General Commercial Segment

Join us via ZOOM at Noon



Tanya Counter is the Area Vice President of the General Commercial segment at Salesforce. For several years in a row, Salesforce has been named #1 on Great Place to Work's list of the World’s Best Workplaces! Tanya and her team are responsible for accelerating transformation, driving growth, and customer success across global companies.

Tanya leads by example by giving back, mentoring, developing top talent, and creating an atmosphere of authenticity, diversity, trust, and fun. In addition, Tanya is the Executive Advisor for the Salesforce Women's Network in Atlanta. Prior to Salesforce, Tanya held various positions at Oracle, SAP, Siebel, Unisys after beginning her career in banking.

Tanya holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting from Auburn University. Outside of work, Tanya enjoys yoga, meditation, real food, art, travel, and the outdoors!

Tanya is also on the Art Papers Board. Art Papers is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization with an educational mission to provide accessible forums for documenting, examining, commissioning, and presenting contemporary art and culture in the world today.

Tanya was also recently recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) for a Servant-Leadership award for large enterprise companies.







Women's Executive Council Sisters

As the world has been impacted by COVID-19 and our normal monthly luncheons have been replaced with online meetings, the need in our community for scholarships still remains strong.  Central to the core mission of the Women's Executive Council, we believe in education, and every year since 1987 we have provided scholarships to women in our community.  This year is no exception.  Now more than ever, WEC is committed to continuing to help those in need. 

One way that we can do that is to donate the amount of money you would normally spend on our luncheons directly to our scholarship fund.  Please do this by clicking the DONATE NOW button.  Thank you. 


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