Women Vision SC Podcast 2020

Darla Moore | Women Vision SC Podcast

September 7, 2020 - Posted in Business by Linda O'Bryon
Darla Moore

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 successful business leaders. She...

Betty Jo Rhea | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 31, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
Betty Jo Rhea

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 to only one. Under her...

T. Lilly Little Water | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 24, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Linda O'Bryon
T. Lilly Little Water

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 constantly giving me a nudge in this way or...

M. Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 17, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Linda O'Bryon
M. Malissa Burnette

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 attend The Citadel. She successfully challenged...

Ann Timberlake | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 10, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Linda O'Bryon
Ann Timberlake

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 founding member of the Sierra...

Cathy Hughes | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 3, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda O'Bryon
Cathy Hughes

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 the paper and along with staff members watched as smoke came out of...

Dr. Shaniece Criss | Women Vision SC Podcast

July 27, 2020 - Posted in Health by Linda O'Bryon
Dr. Shaniece Criss

Dr. Shaniece Criss “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: government, media, and academia. And...

Deborah Blalock | Women Vision SC Podcast

July 20, 2020 - Posted in Health by Linda O'Bryon
Deborah Blalock

“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, one of the state’s leading mental health administrators and advocates. She was the...

Keisha Hawes | Women Vision SC Podcast

July 13, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
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, “...

Lou Kennedy | Women Vision SC Podcast

July 6, 2020 - Posted in Business by Linda O'Bryon
Lou Kennedy

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 Innovation Center in conjunction with the USC School of Pharmacy. She...