Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Charleston Member Katherine Capito was appointed to the Women for Economic Leadership Development (WELD) National Board. Capito will serve a two-year term. WELD aims to strengthen the economic welfare of the communities it serves by increasing leadership opportunities for women. The board consists of 4-30 members who are tasked with providing general oversight of the property, funds and business of the organization, either directly or through delegation.
Capito is a litigation and labor and employment attorney who provides general labor and employment advice and handles internal investigations and litigation related to employment claims and contract disputes. Capito also serves as a mediator. She joined FBT in 2020 to expand the Charleston office’s experience assisting small to large businesses with employment issues. A graduate of Washington and Lee College of Law, she is involved in many community initiatives. In addition to WELD, she serves on the West Virginia Board of Law Examiners, the Board of Directors for the Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation and the YWCA, and as vice chair of the Roanoke College Alumni Association.
WELD is a volunteer-led nonprofit founded in Columbus, Ohio, as a local organization in 2003. It has since grown to serve 16 communities across the U.S. It develops programs, events and community support that provide tools for women to find economic success. The organization mirrors its logo and mission after Rosie the Riveter, whose well known slogan is “The more WOMEN at work, the sooner we WIN.”
Fellow FBT Columbus attorney Victoria Beckman is also an active member of WELD. She was previously named a 2020 Women WELDing® the Way honoree.