Women to Watch

Announcing WILMA’s Leadership Institute 2018 Class

WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative is proud to introduce its third leadership class. WILMA’s Leadership Institute will meet once a month for the nine months (January-September) to get training on leadership skills, meet with executives in the community, and…

Announcing the Women to Watch Award Winners

WILMA held its sixth annual Women to Watch Awards event Oct. 13 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Winners of seven award categories were announced and recognized at the event. The winners were among thirty-five finalists picked by this year’s judges…

Women to Watch Finalists - Education Category

  Melinda Anderson currently serves as UNCW’s Director of University College, which provides leadership and direction for supporting first-year students. In her position, she leads the University College’s staff of twenty-five to provide first-year academic advising services, learning communities and curricular programs for all…

Women to Watch Finalists - Public Service Category

This category recognizes women who work in the area’s public service sector – public safety agencies, local and state government, military, etc. Phylisha DellaPia’s office is responsible for the Wilmington Police Department’s operations over evidence and property collected as part…

Women to Watch Finalists - Arts Category

  Janette Hopper has traveled the world, and now that she’s in Wilmington, the Port City has benefited from her artistic contributions. The painter, printmaker, and performance artist moved to Wilmington after she retired. She has a long history of…

Women to Watch Finalists - Business Category

  Ellie Craig is making sure people outside of Wilmington know what’s brewing in the Port City’s growing beer scene. At Front Street Brewery, which has been brewing microbrews since the mid-90s before the current craft beer craze, Craig heads…