Women to Watch: 2018 Finalists
Announcing this year's W2W Awards finalists
Caroline Fisher – Co-Founder and Creative Director, Swahili Coast
Catherine Hawksworth – Owner, Modern Legend
Shirley Lebo – Orchestra Manager/Music Librarian/Violinist, Wilmington Symphony
Nancy McCurtin – Artist/Author, Topsey and Friends
Brooklyne Williamson-Moore – Owner/Instructor, Evolution Dance Complex
Danielle Boisse – Owner, Port City Design Group
Terry Espy – President, MoMentum Companies
Tracey Jackson – Execution Coach, u-nex-o!
Cassidy Lamb – Senior Manager, Engineering, nCino
Christy Spivey – Administrator Regional Services, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Rebecca Daneff – Associate Director for Employer Development, UNCW
Elizabeth Felts – Honors Service Learning Course Instructor and Ninth-Grade Bridge Program Instructor, New Hanover High School
Valerie Melvin – CFCC Math Instructor, Wilmington Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Meet Up Group Organizer
Justine Reel – Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, UNCW
Susan Sellers – Supervisor of Certified Talent Management, New Hanover County Schools
Lisa Edgerton – Pharmacy Residency Coordinator, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Sara Rose Harcus – CEO, Dmanna
Elizabeth Harris – Director of Strategic Development, Coastal Children’s Services
Megan Rose – Deputy Director/Network Pharmacist, Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear
LeShonda Wallace – Executive Director, Seeds of Healing Inc.
Frances Danner – Community Volunteer, Buck Creek Foundation/Girl Scouts/Paws-Ability
Charrise Hart – CEO, YWCA Lower Cape Fear
Jessica Jakaitis – Orphan Home Director, In His Hands Orphans Outreach
Bonnie Monteleone – Executive Director, Plastic Ocean Project
Katie Ridd – Missions Mobilization Coordinator, Port City Community Church
Tonya Barber – Guardian/Housing Case Manager, Guardian Ad Litem/Coastal Horizons Center
Leslie Houston – Dental Assistant/Team Leader, New Hanover County Health Department Mobile Dental Unit
Lisa Brooks – Founder, Wilmington Thrive Tribes
Olivia Dawson – Coordinator/Tourism Assistant, NC Blueberry Festival/Pender County Tourism
Lyana Hunter – Assistant Public Defender, State of North Carolina
Rising Star (under 30)
Nydheri Brown – Artist
Kathryn Bruner – Real Estate Broker/Realtor, Intracoastal Realty Corporation
Marissa Bryant – Outreach Coordinator-Health Equity, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Maria Speaks – Taproom Manager and Events Coordinator, Waterline Brewing Co.
Jordan Duhe Willetts – Attorney/Owner, Duhe Willetts Law
An awards celebration to honor the thirty-five finalists and seven category winners will take place on October 12 at Hotel Ballast.
The Women to Watch Awards are part of WILMA’s Leadership Initiative. For more information on the Initiative, click here.
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