About the October Issue

Welcome to our ninth annual Women to Watch Awards issue.


Wilma October 2020 Cover

Welcome to our ninth annual Women to Watch Awards issue.

This one was just a smidge different to put together than the past eight ones. There was the 2018 edition when our team was forced to finish the issue from different states after Hurricane Florence sent us scattering. But, even that was just a brief interruption.

2020 has meant being quick to adjust and patient to handle changes for six months and counting.

Those qualities include this year’s group of thirty-five Women to Watch Awards finalists. From socially distant photoshoots to an awards announcement that will look very different than the past eight, this year’s group of achieving women has rolled with the changes.

But what’s constant is the caliber of talent they embody. As in previous years, the thirty-five finalists in seven categories highlighted in this month’s issue show what hard work, leadership, and creativity can mean – especially in these unusual times.

Check out this month’s issue to read more about them and be inspired to tackle the next six months.

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