Women of Achievement

Nancy McKaig

The Rise of Smitten Boutique’s Nancy McKaig and Her Plans to Expand

By Durham Magazine Intern | May 18, 2022

The owner of Smitten Boutique has pioneered a loyal following for nearly two decades and intends to open another retail shop this summer

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Indira Everett

Indira Everett Was Always Inspired by Successful Women. Then She Became One.

By Morgan Weston | May 15, 2022

As the director of Duke Energy’s East region, Indira Everett has stepped up in more ways than one to give back to her community

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Deanna Adkins

This Duke Doctor is ‘Changing Lives’ After Opening a Clinic for Transgender Youth

By Durham Magazine Intern | May 12, 2022

Dr. Deanna Adkins founded the Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care Clinic in July 2015. It was the first of its kind in North Carolina.

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Kelly Smedley Saw Mothers in Need. Here’s What She Did About It.

By Durham Magazine | May 2, 2022

Kelly Smedley founded Waypoint Counseling & Maternal Wellness to provide pregnancy and postpartum support and resources to our community

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Victoria Creamer

How Victoria Creamer Won Principal of the Year, the Highlight of Her Career

By Durham Magazine Intern | April 30, 2022

2021-2022 Durham Public Schools’ principal of the year came out on top despite pandemic challenges

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Get To Know the Duke Doctor Speaking Up for Our Latinx Community

By Durham Magazine | April 26, 2022

Dr. Viviana Martinez-Bianchi emerged during the pandemic as one of the most prominent voices in and for North Carolina’s Hispanic community

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She Started as a Bartender. Now She’s a Fixture in Durham’s Food Scene.

By Renee Ambroso | April 20, 2022

Michelle Vanderwalker, the co-owner of Queeny’s, Kingfisher and the soon-to-open QueenBurger, brings artistic expertise to her entrepreneurial operations

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Cohen & Zimmerman

Two Women Build Jewish Community Through Agriculture in Durham

By Renee Ambroso | April 13, 2022

Celebrating Jewish community around food and farming is a central focus at Meredith Cohen and Molly Zimmerman’s One Soil Farm

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Susan Amey

‘Focus Beyond the Numbers’: The Woman Behind Durham Tourism’s Surprising Bounce Back

By Morgan Weston | June 21, 2021

Susan Amey and her team at Discover Durham achieved their greatest goal: the success and survival of the small businesses that make Durham special.

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Phyllis Coley

Spectacular Magazine Publisher Phyllis Coley is Dedicated to ‘Stories That Make a Difference’

By Durham Magazine Intern | June 11, 2021

Phyllis Coley worked in the entertainment industry in New York City for years before moving back to Durham in 1991 and starting a magazine in 2004.

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