Women Vision SC 2020

South Carolina ETV to honor 11 women leaders in second year of 'Women Vision SC' initiative

June 18, 2020 - Posted in Education
Women Vision SC honorees

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced the return of its “Women Vision SC” initiative, which is recognizing 11 women leaders from across the state in a television program airing July 2 at 8:30 p.m. Made possible in part with support from BlueCross...

Ann Timberlake | Women Vision SC

June 15, 2020 - Posted in Local
Ann Timberlake

Timberlake Communications, LLC Fresh out of Newcomb College at Tulane, Ann Timberlake came back to South Carolina and instead of taking up civil rights or the war, she said she “wanted to save trees.” She became one of South Carolina’s leading conservation advocates. As a...

Betty Jo Rhea | Women Vision SC

June 12, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
Betty Jo Rhea

Former Mayor of Rock Hill Betty Jo Rhea served as Mayor of Rock Hill for 12 years and as a member of the City Council for 8 years. She was referred to as “the people’s mayor.” When she took over as mayor, unemployment stood at over 17% and textile mills had declined from 13...

Darla Moore | Women Vision SC

June 11, 2020 - Posted in Business by Linda O'Bryon
Darla Moore

The Darla Moore Foundation When Darla Moore began business school at George Washington University, she said she “didn’t know what a balance sheet was.” After graduating with her MBA, she moved to New York City and began in banking. She became one of the nation’s most...

T. Lilly Little Water | Women Vision SC

June 9, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
T. Lilly Little Water

CEO of the SC Indian Affairs Commission T. Lilly Little Water began her life’s passion of advocating for Indigenous People at age seventeen. “It’s something intangible and inexplicable that drives me. It feels like there are also a 1000 ancestors in my heart that are...

Lou Kennedy | Women Vision SC

June 9, 2020 - Posted in Business by Linda O'Bryon
Lou Kennedy

President, CEO, and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation As president, CEO and owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Lou Kennedy runs a global company out of West Columbia, South Carolina. She and her husband helped establish the Kennedy Pharmacy Center...

Tameika Isaac Devine | Women Vision SC

June 5, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
Tameika Isaac Devine

Founding Partner at Jabber, & Isaac, P.A. Columbia City Council, 5th Term Tameika Isaac Devine was age 29 when she ran for office for the first time. She became the first African American female and the youngest person on the Columbia City Council. She recalls winning...

Cathy Hughes | Women Vision SC

June 5, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
Cathy Hughes

Publisher, The Times and Democrat Group Publisher, Lee Enterprises Shortly after Cathy Hughes joined The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg in 1972, she got a call from the society editor who said, “Cathy, The Times and Democrat’s on fire.” Hughes and her husband rushed to...

Keisha Hawes | Women Vision SC

June 4, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
Keisha Hawes

Keisha Hawes was age 31 when she had a heart attack. She was a wife and mother, who was holding down several part-time jobs in the Charleston area to help to make ends meet. She has taken the experience of her heart attack as a way to “serve another purpose.” She said, “...

Dr. Shaniece Criss | Women Vision SC

June 3, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
Dr. Shaniece Criss

Health Science Faculty Member, Furman Unversity “The world will tell you what success looks like, but truly success looks differently for different people.” The words of Dr. Shaniece Criss. She has defined her own success by fulfilling purpose in three main areas:...

Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC

June 2, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
M. Malissa Burnette

Co-founder, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA Malissa Burnette is an award-winning attorney and advocate for equal rights for all. She is co-founder of the Burnette Shutt & McDaniel law firm in Columbia. She waged a legal battle to change the rules and allow women to...

Deborah Blalock | Women Vision SC

June 1, 2020 - Posted in Health by Linda O'Bryon
Deborah Blalock

Deputy Director, Community Mental Health Services at S.C. Department of Mental Health “Follow your passion. Don't ever forget to take care of yourself. That's critically important. I think as women, we don't always do that very well.” That’s the advice of Deborah Blalock,...