This Year’s Nods for Equity Awards

The second annual Equity Awards Gala

Spot 4 HeadshotThe New Hanover County Office of Diversity and Equity hosted its second annual Equity Awards Gala, recognizing eleven residents for “their dedication to expanding and elevating equity and diversity throughout the community,” according to an announcement about the winner.

The women who received the 2022 Equity Awards are below. For a full list of winners, go to


  • CHAKEMA CLINTON-QUINTANA, vice president of inclusive small business at Live Oak Bank (Business Equity Award);
  • SHERI SHAW, CRYSTAL PELLOM, and CONSTANCE FOREMAN, Three Ladies in Wilmington co-founders (Community Equity Award);
    , Northside Food Co-Op project manager and community advocate (Community Equity Award);
  • FAWN RHODES, New Hanover County Health and Human Services advancing equity coordinator (Health Equity Award) and
  • JAZMIN TREJO and VANNIA BAUTISTA, Cape Fear Latinos co-founders (Nonprofit Equity Award).

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