Ericka Wooten, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
P. 803.254.0230 Ext. 18
When Ericka joined the Foundation family, her calm and focused attitude made her an easy fit. Beyond her personality, Ericka’s dedication to making a difference in people’s lives has proved to make her a perfect match for the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.
With her Catholic identity driving her, Ericka tries to live out her faith daily. This faith bleeds into her interactions with friends, family, and now, Foundation grantees. No matter how big or small the difference is, she is dedicated to supporting all those around her even if it is just by offering a listening ear.
It’s easy to see why Ericka’s mother is her hero– the matriarch of her family, Ericka’s mother is strong in her faith, filled with natural wisdom, and is a wonderful mother and grandmother. We at the Foundation see that these same qualities are found in Ericka herself. She leads with her faith, she takes the time to listen to others, and she’s a dedicated mother to her son. It’s clear that Ericka mirrors those qualities of her hero.
If you are lucky enough to work with Ericka, you’ll see all these qualities and then some. She believes that everyone has a story and that every person’s story is important—there’s no doubt that when you meet Ericka you’ll know that someone is listening to yours.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” (Maya Angelou)
Education: M.B.A. (University of Phoenix); B.S. (University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC)
Community Engagement: MORE Justice (Midland Organized Response for Equity and Justice), Grace Dialogues Group