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Women To Watch Awards

Our annual awards celebrating the women making an impact on our community in the areas of Arts, Business, Education, Health, Nonprofit/Volunteer, Public Sector and Rising Stars.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating our 2022 Women to Watch finalists!

WILMA’s Women to Watch Awards spotlights regional women who are the movers-and-shakers in our region.

Read more about the thirty-five women that were selected this year in our annual Women to Watch issue of the magazine.

2023 event date coming soon…

2022 Women to Watch Awards Photos:

Click here to view the 2022 Women to Watch Awards photo album.

Women to Watch Awards categories:

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Health
  • Business
  • Public Sector
  • Nonprofit / Volunteer
  • Rising Star (Under 30)

The rising star category is limited to women under 30.

The public sector category recognizes women who work in the area’s public service sector – public safety agencies, local and state government, military, etc.

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About the Awards:

Our annual awards celebrates the women making an impact on our community in the areas of Arts, Business, Education, Health, Nonprofit/Volunteer, Public Sector and Rising Stars. Thirty-five women are selected as finalists each year by an outside panel of judges. Finalists are featured in the October issue of WILMA. The seven category winners are also announced at the event.

Any female resident of New Hanover, Brunswick or Pender County is eligible for the Women to Watch Awards.
Individuals can apply themselves or nominate a person they know.

Click here to learn more about WILMA’s annual Women to Watch Awards.

Meet the 2022 Women to Watch Winners:


  • Sayantani Dasgupta– Assistant Professor, UNCW Creative Writing Department


  • Constance Foreman– Founder & Lead Coach, Beyond Clinic Walls Wellness/MD, Novant Health New Hanover County Family Medicine


  • Tiffany D. Tucker– Deputy Director of Athletics & Senior Woman Administrator, UNCW Athletics


  • Gina Warren– Forensic Interviewer & Therapist, The Carousel Center


  • Catherine McDowell– Executive Director, Roots of Recovery

Public Service:

  • Erin McNally– Marketing, Air Service Development & PR Manager, Wilmington International Airport

Rising Star:

  • Briana Carr– Owner & Clinical Social Worker, Serenity Healing Solutions, PLLC

Click here for a full list of the 2022 Women to Watch finalists.

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