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Launched in 2017, The KNOW Book + Tribe began as a way to bring more attention to dynamic women doing remarkable things in the Phoenix metro. We knew there were an outstanding number of women impacting the community and making big strides in their industries. Our goal was to get those women from behind their computer screens and into the public eye. Thus, we created the KNOW Book, a carefully curated publication that would feature vision-led women in a glamorous and authentic style. As the momentum grew and we recognized the need for more, we launched our Tribe around the women featured in our KNOW Book. Our mix & mingles soon ensued and we witnessed incredible things happening. We saw our women doing business with each other, creating friendships, supporting each other, collaborating on projects together and so much more. What started as a fun project to spotlight women, has turned into a full-blown movement. The KNOW Book + Tribe has expanded beyond its birthplace of Phoenix, Arizona; its aim is to launch in every major city across the United States and Canada. Today, we are excited to welcome the dynamic women of the Triangle into our KNOW Tribe. The women featured in this book have been vetted against our high standards. I am proud to say that each and every woman featured is filled with integrity, vision, and grace. Welcome to KNOW Raleigh!

Sarah Benken FOUNDER AND VISIONARY

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DESIGN & LAYOUT EMMA CATARINO

PHOTOGRAPHY ROSE TRAIL IMAGES KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY IMAGES BY AMBER ROBINSON REVOLUTION STUDIOS

CONTRIBUTORS CARRIE PEELE CINDY STANDISH BELLAMY DEJAH HAROLD

PUBLISHER SARAH BENKEN

CONNECT @THEKNOWTRIBE HELLO@THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

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BEAUTY BUSINESS FASHION FOOD & BEVERAGE

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CONTRIBUTORS Meet the superstar women who bring you 2018 KNOW Raleigh! After countless hours of searching through rolodexes, meeting and connecting with so many multi-faceted women; 2018 KNOW Raleigh is here! As you flip through the pages, notice the amazingly talented women who are from all backgrounds, walks of life and levels of experience. They are the leading ladies of Raleigh who are making their marks through; community service, entrepreneurial efforts and networking opportunities. These women disrupting the norms within their industries! Big thanks to Carrie Peele, Cindy Bellamy, and Dejah Harold for all of their efforts and contributions to 2018 KNOW Raleigh!

CARRIE PEELE

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tribe www.KnowPublications.com

COLLECTION THE KNOW TRIBE is a collection of female business owners, leaders, and philanthropists. They are makers, creators, and entrepreneurs from virtually every industry. They are women are making big strides in their careers and impacts in their communities.

COLLABORATION THE KNOW TRIBE understands the need for collaboration and the value of fostering relationships. They believe firmly in supporting one another. They are intentional in their moves and authentic every step of the way.

COMMUNITY Together, THE KNOW TRIBE works to create a better foundation of living. They support causes that are near to their hearts and consistently look for ways to pay it forward.

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STATISTICS ON WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES women employ more than

9 MILLION people

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OF WOMEN EARN MORE THAN THEIR HUSBANDS

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IN SALES

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OF ALL BUSINESSES ARE OWNED AND OPERATED BY WOMEN

11.3 40% MILLION

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BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL WOMAN

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ANNA CHURCHILL SYNERGY FACE & BODY

With over 26 years of skincare experience, Anna Churchill began her career as a professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician in South Florida. In 2004, she moved to Raleigh to found Synergy Face & Body, the Triangle’s only full-service spa, med spa, laser center and plastic surgery destination. What began with just 10 employees has grown into two locations supported by a team of over 70 full-time medical and spa professionals. Synergy’s plastic surgery practice features a private operating facility, and its med-aesthetics department is in the Top 30 accounts nationwide with Allergan (the makers of Botox). Anna is an industry consultant and regularly contributes to various Triangle publications, like Midtown Magazine and Triangle Style Magazine. In 2018, she was awarded the Triangle Business Journal’s Women in Business Award as well as the United Arts Council’s Business Support of the Arts award for her commitment to supporting local arts. 919-510-5130 www.feelsynergy.com 2603 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27608 8300 Health Park, Raleigh, NC, 27615 14 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM


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BEAUTY

Ivey Artistry Brow & Beauty, nestled in the center of Lafayette Village was founded by Jeanette Ivey in 2017. Jeanette has over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry and has built her business on the mission of “where beauty meets art”. Everything Jeanette pursues is with passion and intention. As you enter the studio, you will be greeted with Jeanette’s artistic influence. Her skillful hand can be seen in each detail including: the branded merchandise, studio decor, handpicked staff, and impressive client portfolio. Jeanette’s specialty lies within microblading, this is lended to her background as an artist. Each client is a new canvas to apply a perfected technique of featherlike strokes resulting in a natural and glamorous sculpted brow. She also employs a dedicated team that provides a full range of services including permanent lip pigmentation, lash line enhancements, lash extensions, lash lifts, corrective services and more. Ivey Artistry strives to provide each person with a flawless and natural look, which everyone will be asking about. The artistic touch is what makes Ivey Artistry the premier destination for permanent makeup in North Raleigh and beyond. PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

JEANETTE IVEY IVEY ARTISTRY www.IveyArtistry.com

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Altered Aesthetics, located in North Raleigh, is the Premier Cosmetic Tattoo Studio in the Raleigh-Durham area. Jen Santoro, owner and cosmetic tattoo artist, is dedicated to giving her clients the highest quality experience in a clean, comfortable environment. Jen, a native of Southern California has always had a passion for all things beauty and art. After moving to North Carolina in 2013, her passions led her to cosmetic tattooing. Jen prides herself on setting the

bar high and has a portfolio that speaks to it. Giving women and men more confidence in themselves through cosmetic tattooing is truly what drives Jen and her staff at Altered Aesthetics. Altered Aesthetics mission is to make everyone that walks through their doors feel beautiful, confident and empowered. Whether you are looking for perfect brows, rosy lips or a soft shadow eyeliner, AA can give you the no-fuss, wake up and go, everyday look.

JEN SANTORO ALTERED AESTHETICS www.alteredaesthetics.com

919.264.9295

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TRACEY MICHAM PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST Tracey Micham is a certified permanent makeup artist in North Raleigh. She understands choosing an artist for an advanced procedure is an important decision. She offers services such as: ombre lip color, lash line enhancement, designer eyeliner, powder brows, and corrective services with LI-FT pigment lightening and removal. Color selection and blending is combined with Tracey’s skill for natural looking results. Tracey gives her clients assurance with her growing portfolio of work and continued investment in education and top-ofthe-line equipment. Tracey has trained at Beau Institute and Noveau Contour USA. She uses the state-of-the-art Nouveau Contour IQ machine, known for its power and precision. She is also an associate member of the American Academy of Micropigmentation. Aside from her career, Tracey is most well known for her compassionate heart and giving nature. This is why she has also trained in areola tattooing for breast cancer survivors. It is important to Tracey to add this specialty to her suite of services, to further add to her mission to give women a heightened sense of confidence and beauty. She is also a committed runner and has completed 14 half marathons. Tracey is the founder of Annalise’s Friends, a foundation created to raise funds for childhood cancer. She has acted as the foundation’s race director since it was established in 2011. PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Tmicham@gmail.com

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BEAUTY TRACY TRELLIS

ingredients in their top selling products.

With 15 years in the Beauty Industry in various corporate positions, Makeup Artist, Tracy Trellis, started her personal Clean Beauty journey after learning that the regulation laws of the personal care industry haven’t been updated since 1938, leaving companies the ability to use toxic

Tracy saw the need for a better shopping experience for Clean Beauty in her hometown of Raleigh, NC so she launched Trellis Beauty, Raleigh’s first Clean Beauty Boutique and online shop. “We deserve better in Raleigh when it comes to shopping for beauty or personal

care products. Knowing that we now have the option of Trellis Beauty, where We weed out the bad stuff, so you can have fun shopping for the good stuff. Our brands are created mindfully with the health of our bodies and environment top priority, they are also high performance, never tested on animals, and THE BEST in the industry.”

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IG/FB: @trellisbeauty

www.trellisbeauty.com

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CHRISTINA KIRKEY PINUP STUDIO Owner of Pinup Studio, Christina Kirkey, has been in business for over three years but in the beauty industry for over eight. This Raleigh native has set out to take over the lash industry, ensuring every woman that comes her way is educated on the art behind lash extensions. A member of the National Association of Lash Artists (NALA), a symbol of industry excellence, and certified under six lash companies, Christina prides herself in giving a true luxury lash experience. In the comfort of her private studio, she is able to give each client her undivided attention to customize a look that best suits her clients eyes and lifestyle. Christina’s services expand further than the classic lash set. She does volume lashes, bottom lash extensions, and lash lifts and tints. Christina believes that every woman that comes into Pinup Studio should leave feeling beautifully confident, relaxed, and as though they have made a new friend.

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919-673-5669

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KATIE SHELTON Katie Shelton is the General Counsel and HR Director for Mako Medical Laboratories in Raleigh, NC. A North Carolinian by choice, she is a Syracuse, NY native who has loved the opportunity to give back to the community she has made home over the past seven years. Katie completed her undergraduate studies at NCSU and continued on to graduate from Campbell University School of Law. Her opportunity to work with Mako came a week after sitting for the bar exam, and she hasn’t looked back since. Working for a company like Mako, whose mission is to passionately impact the community while redefining the healthcare experience for both the patient and provider, has allowed Katie to have an even bigger impact in the Raleigh community. She embraces every opportunity to give back to the community, supporting various nonprofit organizations like Jobs For Life, ATHENA of the Triangle, and the North Carolina Museum of History.

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kshelton@makomedical.com

315-480-2777

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BUSINESS BRILES JOHNSON

Briles Johnson is an independent consultant based in Raleigh serving small and medium sized businesses, government and nonprofit organizations around the state. She offers strategic management solutions founded by her expertise in marketing, contracting, certification, diversity, networking and business development. Briles’ experience includes 13 years of small business and economic development in public, private and nonprofit settings, including her time with the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina and the NC Department of Commerce. She and her team have assisted businesses to create and retain over 1,000 jobs, raise over $13 million in capital and secure more than $27 million in government and private contracts. Briles served as the Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center for seven years, and under her leadership, the program was named the 2014 National “Women’s Business Center of Excellence” by the US Small Business Administration. Briles is a graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh and the University of Nebrija in Madrid, Spain. She is a Certified Global Business Professional and member of several boards including the national Association of Women’s Business Centers, Family Forward Advisory Committee and Central Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Advisory Committee. She and her husband Barry have two sons, David and Turner, and their sweet rescue dog, Sammie Sue.

brilesjohnson@gmail.com social: @BrilesJ PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

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DEJAH HAROLD ECLAT RALEIGH / DEJAH DESIGNS Dejah Harold is the personality behind Eclat Raleigh. This concept is derived from the French word meaning brilliant or glittering. The content she creates guides her followers as the way she sees Raleigh through her unique lens. Her mission is to share her love of Raleigh with not just her community but the world. She is passionate about supporting local businesses, boosting confidence, and connecting like minded boss babes. Dejah is a content creator, social media manager, and motivational speaker through the company she established, Dejah Designs. Her keen eye for style and design was cultivated during her time at FIDM Los Angeles. She loves to engage audiences, run social media campaigns, and plan memorable events. Dejah is a dedicated influencer for her clients and their brands, with a proven track record for successful growth. Whether it is at an event or via social media, she always finds a way to share her sparkle and encourages spreading kindness like confetti with everyone she meets. PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

919.247.5717

Dejah@eclatraleigh.com

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CINDY STANDISH BELLAMY Cindy Standish Bellamy is a native of Wake County that loves our community and the relationships she builds. Cindy is the founder of Success Developments and offers a “successful” history of over eighteen years of marketing, revenue growth, community relations, and administrative support within the orthodontic, cosmetic, and dental industry. Characterized by a personable smile and resourceful initiative, Cindy specializes in a deep-rooted understanding of brand management. With a strategic flair, she develops and implements marketing plans, consumer promotions, and community outreach projects within local markets. Her approach and experience helps increase company awareness, customer loyalty, and sales conversions. Cindy is passionate and dedicated to curate reliable results that focus on measurable growth. In 2015, Cindy was honored to be nominated and joined an elite advisory board with BCBS of NC as well as being a founding board member of North Carolina’s Dental Office Managers Association. PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

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LinkedIn: SuccessDevelopments

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JOJO MICHELLE & GIGI MARIE

Launched in March 2016, NWOTT’s mission is to connect, support, and inspire women in their careers and business-related endeavors. NWOTT fulfills this mission through their website that’s full of job seeking resources, their local business directory, Facebook group, monthly networking events, social events and career fairs. NWOTT is a diverse group, consisting of job seekers, networkers, recruiters, and business owners. They support small and local businesses through advertising and sponsoring opportunities. Their sister company, Silver Key Career Solutions offers free resume reviews and discounted services for website members.

JoJo and Gigi not only manage a supportive community of more than 20,000 local women but hold full-time jobs in project and program management; and are busy moms. Check out why NWOTT is the largest and fastest growing network for women in the Triangle area. PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

hello@nwott.org

www.nwott.org

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EMMA CATARINO DESIGNS Brand Strategist // Graphic Designer

Clean. Effective. Successful. A branding and graphic design firm established in 2004, Emma Catarino Designs offers clean, effective graphics to help clients cater to their target audience through branding, logos, publication design, invitations, cards, announcements and more. Emma is a mom, an entrepreneur, a dog-lover, and a wannabe foodie... She loves her family, music, art, theater, and dancing. She’s a creative, and always has been — she was an aspiring fashion designer at 8 years old, and at 13, she was designing logos. Art and design are part of who she is. She spent several years living in Europe, where her love of art and design blossomed and set her on the path she’s on today. Design ignites her. Creating fulfills her. Sharing her heart with clients through her art is satisfying. Over the last 18 years, she has worked with companies within a variety of industries ranging from real estate to publishing. She’s designed logos, billboards, invitations, annual reports and helped companies rebrand to drive cohesion throughout their platforms. Over time, her focus has turned towards empowering women, and working with other female entrepreneurs. This is one reason why she loves being the designer of the KNOW books! KNOW’s mission perfectly aligns with her own, and she is honored to be a part of the Tribe.

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info@emmacatarino.com

IG: @emmacdesigns


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Melissa Ternes is the financial empowerment coach behind Master Your Money Now, a coaching practice that helps professional women break up with debt and make up with money. Melissa’s lived that story herself (while breaking 150 personal budgets in the process!). After mastering money in her own life, she has spent more than 10 years as a financial coach and counselor, helping hundreds of other women do the same. Because there’s so much more to money than “budget, spend less, and save,” Melissa created her signature program, “Aligned Money Life,” to guide women on how to completely transform their relationship with money and debt! Passionate about helping women turn their financial tide and change their lives for good, Melissa is based in Raleigh. When she’s not speaking around town, she’s seeking an adventure on the “pretty blue water” of Belize with her husband and adventure companion, Wayne.

PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

MELISSA TERNES MASTER YOUR MONEY NOW www.MasterYourMoneyNow.com

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melissa@masteryourmoneynow.com

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NIKKI GREEN AVE STAFFING LLC Nikki Green is the owner and founder of Ave Staffing LLC. Ave Staffing company came to life after Nikki decided to walk away from the corporate world. She knew that she could offer a more personal experience for job seekers and the companies that needed to find the perfect talent. Nikki credits her late mother for inspiring her to fly high and pursue her dreams. Ave means bird in Spanish, so Ave was the perfect name for her new company and a great way to honor her mother. Nikki launched her company in 2017 and has been growing ever since! Nikki finds it most rewarding when her clients tell her that she has placed the perfect match for their organization, or when a candidate says, “I got the job!� She has proven to be a disrupter in the recruiting arena and a total game changer!

(919)869- 6803 (919)228-9390 nikki@avestaffing.com

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BUSINESS HARRIET MILLS With over a decade of experience as an entrepreneur, Harriet, a mother of three, co-founded her franchise company Wine & Design to help support her family financially. Since pursuing her dreams to grow her business by bringing art and creativity to new communities looking for a fun alternative to a typical night out, Harriet and her team of talented women have grown Wine & Design to one of the nations’ leading Paint and Sip companies with over 80 units! Harriet and Wine & Design have been recognized both locally and nationally through awards and notoriety such as The Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under

40, ABC’s Shark Tank, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Yahoo Finance. She has used her position in her local community and through Wine & Design to partner with Project ALS to raise money and awareness for the disease. Harriet strives to provide mentorship and guidance to women navigating the world of business. She understands the value of having a tribe of dedicated and passionate women for support and thrives on helping others achieve their business goals, whatever they might be.

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JOANNA CLARK MASON, CFP® SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT INVESTMENT OFFICER JoAnna’s notable career spans more than 17 years of experience in helping clients reach their investment goals and objectives. As a business women, a wife, a mother of three, and a Gigi (that’s short for grandmother), JoAnna understands that your financial priorities and goals are unlike anyone else’s. When balancing important decisions around investing, caring for your family, paying for education, saving for retirement, and other financial needs, JoAnna Clark Mason, CFP ® has the tools and knowhow to tailor financial strategies around your needs. From investment guidance to retirement planning to business building, JoAnna has the knowledge, resources, and personal connection to design financial strategies just for you. JoAnna is definitely someone you want to KNOW and work with in Raleigh. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC 1018-02758

3105 Glenwood Ave, Suite 201 Raleigh, NC 27615 27612 919-881-1050 www.masonandclark.wfadv.com 2018 33


BUSINESS Gloria Becker’s mantra is keep the peace, but kick some (bleep!) and take names in the meantime. Gloria is a civil litigator who has spent her career defending doctors, hospitals and businesses in complex litigation matters. After practicing law for many years with a large firm, and soon after having her third child, Gloria realized the potential for building a law firm from scratch so she joined forces with 4 law partners, whom she also calls great friends, and they created a civil defense firm where she has been litigating ever since. Gloria is a dedicated and fearless advocate for her clients and she thrives in the courtroom defending the rights and preserving the livelihood of her clients. Equally as important to her professional work, is the work she does to give back to this community. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors at the YMCA of the Triangle, Gloria is Chair of the Board of Trustees at Saint Mary’s School, an independent all-girls school, and her high school alma mater, that focuses on the transformative experience of young girls while preparing them for college and life. There is no greater gift than giving back to those who contributed to your success and Gloria believes that now, more than ever, is our time to ensure that young women are lifted, mentored, respected and their voice amplified so that all the world can benefit from their greatness. You need to KNOW her!

PHOTO CREDIT: IMAGES BY AMBER ROBINSON

GLORIA BECKER BATTEN LEE 919-624-6438 34 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM

gbecker@battenlee.com

www.battenlee.com


BUSINESS

JACKIE LOCKLEAR LOCKLEAR ROOFING Locklear Roofing is a 3rd generation family business started by John Locklear, Jackie’s father, over thirty years ago. Locklear Roofing is one of a few 100% female owned Roofing company’s in the south east. Jackie has been running Locklear Roofing for the last 22 years. Over that time frame they have expanded production from a home office; to a brand new, over 10,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse in Holly Springs, 70+ employees, and adding Commercial, Gutters, & Re-Roof Divisions under their portfolio. Jackie believes that your career should be enjoyed, since a large part of your life is spent at work. This is proved by the many contractors that have been with Locklear since the beginning. Construction changes every day and each day has its challenges, but Jackie is thriving! Jackie also has one son, Joshua Locklear and 3 granddaughters who are the lights of her life!

Jackie@Locklearroofing.com 919-387-9527 550 Irving Parkway, Holly Springs NC

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BUSINESS

Shanon Madrid is the owner of Sunbelt Business Brokers of the Triangle and Triad. She has over 30 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, evaluations, and business entrepreneurship. She is a retired SVP in banking and her enjoyment has always been making dreams a reality and guiding the business owner and prospective buyers through the challenges and opportunities of owning a business. Her advice to the business owner is; surround yourself with trusted advisors: be intentional about your exit strategy and work towards that goal every day. Ms. Madrid also has 30 years in the United States Air Force Reserve, Lieutenant Colonel, and is currently serving as a Medical Director of Operations for a Air Evacuation Squadron. She is a seasoned Combat Veteran with 4 deployments to her name. She enjoys mountain biking and hiking and is married with a 5-year-old daughter who keeps her young. PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

SHANON MADRID SUNBELT BUSINESS BROKERS 919-858-6853, ext. 101

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smadrid@sunbeltnetwork.com

www.sunbeltnetwork.com/durham-nc


FASHION

CHRISTINA CERMIN BELLE + BEAU BOUTIQUE Belle + Beau Boutique were open in Summer 2018 with hopes of bringing something new and fresh to Lafayette Village. For Belle, the vision was trendy, well made, and unique women’s clothing. For Beau, the vision was to bring the first men’s boutique to the Village, with the same idea of trendy, stylish comfortable clothing. The owner, Christina Cermin, is a fierce entrepreneur who also owns her own commercial real estate firm, Iron Oaks Realty. Along with her daughter and collaborator Bella, she is dedicated to making Raleigh the chicest city around. Chances are she will be the face to greet you at Belle + Beau when you drop in, and the face you say goodbye to, arms overloaded with the newest and cutest. PHOTO CREDIT: ROSE TRAIL IMAGES

Lafayette Village: 8480 Honeycutt Rd. #110 Raleigh, NC 27615

919-846-0024

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FASHION

ERIN MCDERMOTT WHITE ERIN MCDERMOTT JEWELRY

Meet Erin McDermott White, creator of Erin McDermott Jewelry.

Her passion is to design jewelry and to find one-of-a-kind inspirational pieces that make you feel beautiful, “put together” and confident.

Her customers love her fresh and modern spin on timeless classics unique pieces that are easy to wear working effortlessly throughout the day. You’ll find jewelry that allows you to express your personality - transitioning beautifully in your busy life whether you are at work, running errands after yoga, enjoying cocktails, attending a black-tie function or spending the day with friends and family.

IG: @erinmcdermott1 www.erinmcdermott.com PHOTO CREDIT: VISUALS BY HELEN

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erin@erinmcdermott.com


FOOD & BEVERAGE

CARA HYLTON Cara Hylton co-founded ORO; a fun, chic, and casual restaurant in Downtown Raleigh, in 2012 with her husband, Chris. Cara oversees all management functions of the restaurant and ensures the provision of seamless and exemplary service to all guests. A passionate entrepreneur with experience in both the private and public sectors, Cara also established and co-owns Trustwell Property Group, a property management and development company operating throughout the Triangle. Current projects include the construction of Town Hall Commons in Downtown Holly Springs, a public-private partnership aimed at creating a brand new and thriving Downtown environment. In addition to supporting construction projects, Cara oversees franchise asset management as well as property management initiatives. Cara holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Florida and an MBA from The George Washington University. While she enjoys devoting time to her career, nothing brings Cara more joy than time with her family; especially her parents, husband, and son.

PHOTO CREDIT: ROSE TRAIL IMAGES

cara@ororaleigh.com

919.239.4010

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

Angie Tucker and Christin Kubasko are the creators and owners of Southern Sugar Bakery. Both graduates of Meredith College (Angie ’02 and Christin ’10) and former high school counselors, Christin began her cookie decorating journey in 2010, and Angie joined the fun in 2012! After becoming a licensed home-based bakery in North Carolina, they worked after school in Angie’s kitchen in Raleigh baking and creating custom cookies. In a three-year span, they saw their little cookie business become more than just a hobby, and balancing their full time counseling jobs and the bakery became impossible to manage. After much prayer and consideration, they decided to quit their school counseling jobs in 2015, and began operating Southern Sugar Bakery as a full-time venture in a new commercial kitchen space. What began as a hobby with just Angie and Christin has now become a bustling business with 25 amazing employees (and counting!). PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

Food, fitness, health and helping people find that balance for themselves is my passion. I have a Culinary Arts degree, hospitality management degree, personal training and fitness nutritionist certifications that all come together to bridge the often wide gap between eating well and living well. I started Living Fit because I saw a need for chef driven ready-to-eat meals that could accommodate any diet or allergy that were made from minimally processed foods. We don’t take any shortcuts like artificial or chemical ingredients to balance out nutrients. We do that through the cooking methods we have refined including making our own stock and brining in house. We also go one step further and can offer personal nutrition coaching and planning as well as personal training and periodized training plans. We can help you find out how to make healthy “fit” into your life, not the other way around!

PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

JOCELYN MIDGETT LIVING FIT 1040 Buck Jones Road • Raleigh, NC 27606

www.livingfitusa.com

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

SUNITA MCCOY Sunita followed her heart to Raleigh in 2008 to meet the love of her life, her now husband. As soon as their daughter arrived in 2016 both engineers rewarded themselves by enrolling in the Kenan Flagler School of Business at UNC - Go Tarheels!

Propelled by their entrepreneurial spirit and desire to partake in the food and beverage industry they signed up to Franchise GrowlerUSA in Raleigh. Right after their son arrived in Jan 2018, they opened doors to GrowlerUSA in Downtown Raleigh in Feb 2018. They sport 100 taps of craft brew supporting many local microbreweries. Sunita aspires for GrowlerUSA Raleigh to be a community “Go To”. She focuses on cultivating an inclusive atmosphere by hosting fundraisers, workshops led by other aspiring entrepreneurs, networking events, sports viewing, live music, comedy shows and much more. There’s a little something sprinkled for everyone.

By day Sunita is a leader at a Fortune 50 company and rest of the time she’s focused on building a strong sense of community with her entrepreneurial endeavor. She is passionate about “Woman Entrepreneurship” and creating a sense of togetherness. Sunita loves spending time with family, friends and travel.

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KRISTIE NYSTEDT In 2013, Kristie Nystedt opened the doors to Raleigh Brewing Company becoming the first female in North Carolina to own a craft brewery. She is the president and CEO of Raleigh Brewing Company as well as Atlantic Brew Supply and Atlantic Brew Supply - Commercial. With these 3 companies, Kristie has created a veritable beertopia in Raleigh for home brewers and professional brewers alike. ABS Commercial is an international provider of brewing equipment while the ABS homebrew shop is the largest homebrew shop on the southeast. Her passion for craft beer and her commitment to her community extends beyond the brewery walls with partnerships like Team on Draft, a cycling team that raises funds in support of those affected by MS. Kristie also serves on the Board of Directors for Raleigh Little Theater and lends her voice to advocate growth in Raleigh as well as the development of the craft brewing industry in North Carolina.

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919-400-9086

kristie@raleighbrewingcompany.com

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ON the HOLLY VAN APELDOORN Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village www.executiveofficesuitesraleigh.com

HOLL & MAIN BOUTIQUE Jenn Holland www. hollandmain.com

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JASMINE JACKSON Jasmin Ronelle www.Jasminronelle.com

ZAHIRA FLOYD Outgoing President of Connect Women of NC Board Member -Emerging Leaders Program for Athena of the Triangle www.athenatriangle.org


RISE CRISSY FISHBANE Strong Happy Mama www.stronghappymama.com

EMILY NEVILLE Reborn Clothing Company www.rebornclothing.com

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LAURA GERENSER Adventures in Bloom www.adventuresinbloomnc.co

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SANDY MERA BRIDGER

DRINK was founded by Sandy Bridger to provide guests with an intimate, not intimidating place to taste and learn about wine. The concept was born out of a passion for winemakers and their craft. The wines found at DRINK are carefully cultivated to capture the unique - small production, family wineries, women winemakers, etc. These special wines are as approachable as Sandy and her husband Cameron, who enjoy welcoming you into their living room style tasting room. Come sip, share tasting notes, hear the stories behind the bottle, and learn more about their beloved DRINK. Sandy, much like her selection of wines is dynamic and multifaceted. Mom of 3, wife, friend to Sea Turtles and Trees, a fundraising virtuoso, and a partner in the community with focuses on child advocacy issues, cancer, health care and much more... She lives by the mantra: “You have to know the rules in order to break them�. Intimate, Not Intimidating.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE Jill is the President and Culinary Director of Catering Works, Inc. Catering Works is the parent company to The Laurelbrook, Bloom Works and Pastry Works. Jill graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 1987 in Culinary Arts . Jill’s recipes have won local and national awards. Jill’s latest collaboration with Supper Meals and continued development with Personal Chef Meals, has brought Catering Works into private home delivery of custom prepared meals. Jill has a passion for helping the local community through donations of food and service to many charitable organization, including World Central Kitchen, Share the Pie, Inter Faith Food Shuttle. Jill is the proud mom of Ella and Mary Jill’s passion for cooking was inspired by her grandmother. Jill grew up in Fairport NY and her business partner is her sister Lorin Laxton, Jill remains very close to her sister and her mom Karen. Next year Catering Works celebrates 30 years.

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JILL SANTA- LUCIA CATERING WORKS 919.301.0971

www.cateringworks.com

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GRETTA NANCE Gretta Nance spent the majority of her childhood outdoors, catching bugs. This might seem surprising for someone so prominent in the field of Plastic Surgery and MedSpa aesthetics—but when you find out she was raised by a couple of Biologists it starts to make sense. Luckily, Gretta never lost that adventurous spirit. She moved to England when most of her friends were buying houses, got married on national television, beat skin cancer, worked for the Department of Corrections, and

got a semi-regrettable tattoo on her foot when she was 14. Clearly, she’s not one to adhere to anyone else’s idea of what a woman should, or shouldn’t be doing. Which is exactly why she is so passionate about helping other women find the courage to live their lives with that same adventurous spirit—whether it’s through hosting a #GirlBoss networking event or opening Skin Raleigh MedSpa. And in case modern medicine ever figures out that cloning thing, she’s had her stem cells harvested. PHOTO CREDIT: KATHY HOWARD PORTRAIT

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AMITY WHALEN Amity Whalen, founder of Carolina Barre & Core, opened the doors to the Charlotte based studio on July 15, 2013. It is here that the foundation was laid for a challenging fitness studio that was deeply rooted in creating community and support. This concept was carried over to the North Raleigh Studio at Lafayette Village in 2016 when Amity and her family relocated for her husband Duncan’s job. A third studio was born in 2018 in a second Raleigh location, inside the belt line (ITB) at Glenwood Village. Well versed in the fitness world, Amity has been teaching since 1995 including cycle, bootcamp, pilates, yoga (200 E-RYT) and barre. She has been mentored by Tyler Ingram, of Exhale Spa, as well as Fred Devito and Elisabeth Halfapp (founders of Exhale and formerly of the Lotte Berk Method). Amity is known for having a keen eye for alignment and an incredible handson approach. Her passion for teaching is undeniable and she will make even the most apprehensive guest feel comfortable and welcome.

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Lafayette Village 8480 Honeycutt Rd Ste 102 Raleigh, NC 27615

ITB: 2603 Glenwood Ave, Ste 141 Raleigh, NC 27608

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DR. ANNA ABERNETHY, DDS DR. JILL SONNER, DDS DR. ANITA WELLS, DDS Doctors Abernethy, Sonner & Wells share a joined passion for only the highest quality of dentistry on your journey towards optimal oral health and a smile you will be proud to share. Many people, children and adults alike, do not look forward to visiting the dentist. Therefore, we have committed our careers and our practice to changing that perception, one smile at a time. We pride ourselves on treating each person individually, meeting their personal comfort needs and ensuring them the highest level of care. Our team is committed to educating you towards a lifetime of optimal oral health because we know that a smile significantly influences your overall health and wellbeing. In our office, we personalize every appointment so that patients experience unsurpassed integrity, sincerity and compassion while in our care. The patient-centered approach at our practice is unparalleled in dentistry. After spending many years as dental associates, we joined forces to build a practice where we could focus on treating people uniquely. This takes the focus off of volume dentistry and overgeneralized care. We spent over 3 years building a state-of-the-art dental practice, opening our doors in 2009 and have been a leader in general and cosmetic dentistry in Raleigh ever since. Because of our dedication to continued education and advancement of skill, we excel in a variety of restorative and cosmetic treatment options unique to each patient. In fact, we now sit on the exclusive Spear Advisory Board and teach with the Adjunct Faculty Group at the prestigious Spear Education Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. We are grateful that some of the most talented and highly awarded dentists around the globe chose us to help guide other dentists towards clinical excellence. We look forward to exceeding your expectations. And if you do not have an award winning smile, we will give you one of ours! 3803-A Computer Drive, Suite 200 / Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 786-6766 www.renaissancedentalcenter.com 2018 49


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LORRAINE MIANO CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH “MAKING MENOPAUSE MAGICAL” Lorraine discovered her passion of offering menopause support and resources to women in all phases of menopause through health coaching, proper nutrition and preventive lifestyle choices. She received her certifications as a Health Coach and hormone health expert from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Lorraine’s group coaching sessions have become most beneficial to women because of the support and accountability they offer participants. She has been able to help even more women by writing and publishing her first book, The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back! The book helps guide women through the struggles they face as they begin menopause and helps tackle the daily changes such as balancing hormones holistically, getting a better night’s sleep and reducing or eliminating hot flashes, to name a few. Lorraine loves to encourage her clients with her mantra “Menopause is NOT an ending! IT IS a new beginning!”

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JENNY EDEN Jenny Eden found her calling helping other women in an unusual way— through getting breast implants. After spending years uncomfortable with her breasts, she found the courage to start thinking about plastic surgery when she found out a friend had gotten breast implants. Through the excitement, fear and confusion of considering plastic surgery, something major stuck out to her. There wasn’t a central source of support for women thinking about breast implants, created by a woman. So, she created one! EdenKnowsImplants.com was founded in 2012 as a safe place for women to explore and learn all about breast augmentation. A powerhouse of all things breast implants (from the emotional journey to the surgery itself), partnered with a strict “Good Vibes Only” mantra has earned Jenny Eden the title of “A Woman’s Most Trusted Source on Breast Implants”. Spend a few minutes talking with her, and I’m sure you’ll agree.

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edenknowsimplants.com

eden@edenknowsimplants.com

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Monica Young is a Holistic Life & Business Coach. She is on a mission to help other women reach their personal and professional goals in a way that feels peaceful, balanced, and joyful. As a teacher, trainer, coach, guide, and mentor for over 20 years, Monica has provided the guidance, support, and accountability to help hundreds of women reach their big goals. Monica is not interested in quick fixes or magic bullets. She is interested in working together to create realistic goals and strategic action steps, using time-tested strategies and systems to address your lifestyle, your business, and your next great adventure, and considering all the different layers and dimensions of your life. When she’s not coaching, you can find Monica snuggling with her dog Millie, reading a psychological thriller, hiking with friends, or camping with her hubby. Life is an adventure‌ and Monica would love to be your guide!

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www.monicajyoung.com

hello@monicajyoung.com


Anna Crollman / MY CANCER CHIC / www.mycancerchic.com

Chelsea Jennette / A FASHIONABLE BELIEVER / afashionablebeliever.com/

Savannah Patrone / THE PERFECTED MESS / www.theperfectedmess.com

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HOME & LIFE DR. VIVIAN THROOP Dr. Vivian Throop is a general dentist and the owner of City of Oaks Dental in Raleigh, NC. City of Oaks Dental is a comprehensive, family-orientated dental practice that performs all aspects of general dentistry. The practice has a rich and deep history in Raleigh and has had 4 generations of dentists dating back to the 1910’s. Dr. Throop graduated with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with her bachelors of science in Public Health and graduated from The Ohio State University Dental School magna cum laude. She went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. During her residency, she focused on dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and smile redesign. Dr. Throop is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Seattle Study Club, and the Raleigh Wake County Dental Society.

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Raleigh born and raised, Amber is a North Carolina based Wedding Photographer and Business Coach. Named one of the country’s 20 on the Rise by The Rising Tide Society in 2018, Amber operates one of the fastest growing photography businesses in Raleigh. Specializing in wedding and portraits, Amber is known for building lasting relationships with her clients. Her clients will tell you that by the end of their photography journey with her, they’ve become genuine friends! Amber’s expertise is capturing images that tell a story. She is also a successful business coach who helps women entrepreneurs elevate their client experiences by prioritizing relationships in their own businesses. When she’s not working on a project, you’ll find her mentoring other women or teaching at conferences and workshops across North America. She is a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a memory maker, and the creative heart behind Images by Amber Robinson.

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AMBER ROBINSON IMAGES BY AMBER ROBINSON www.imagesbyamberrobinson.com

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AUDREY PRIEL

Audrey Priel of Rose Trail Images is a North Carolina Photographer serving the Triangle area. She takes a lifestyle and photojournalistic approach with her subjects, focusing on the moments and the reason behind the story.

She is inspired by sunsets, infectious laughter, and the joy of the here and now. She’s an iced-coffee drinker, a sunset chaser, mom of boys and wife, and keeps her camera by her side like it’s an added appendage. Audrey was born to laugh, meant to make people happy, and she truly TRULY loves being the reason why people smile!

Audrey is the recipient of several awards, including; the 2018 Wedding Wire Couples Award and has been featured in over 25 online blogs and publications. “I want to capture the beautiful moments I see and share with the world. We all see things in a different perspective, and I want to preserve those authentic, honest moments to treasure forever.”

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CHASTA HAMILTON A 2007 Park Scholarship Alumna of North Carolina State University, Chasta Hamilton believes the performing arts can change the world, and she’s on a mission to make it happen. Ten years ago, she opened Stage Door Dance Productions, a dance studio designed to empower and inspire children ages 2-18. With two locations, multiple satellite programs, and an Intensive Training Program rooted in philanthropy, the studio boasts a unique model that focuses on the overall, well-rounded development of each child. When Chasta isn’t at the studio, you can find her directing and choreographing in the local theatre community, volunteering with the Junior League of Raleigh, cheering on successful program alums, and speaking for varying dance events and organizations. Recognitions include: the Goodmon Award for Regional Leadership Excellence in the Area of the Arts, Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Women in Business’s Future Star Award. #BeMoreAtStageDoor

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Meet Crystal, Founder and President of Go 2 Girls. Prior to launching Go 2 Girls, Crystal spent 10 years in banking and 8 years assisting her husband manage The Steel Network. As a busy working wife and mother, she truly understands what it is like to try and do it all. Crystal started Go 2 Girls in 2015 to follow her passion – to make a positive difference in the lives of others! In just under three years, Go 2 Girls has positioned themselves to be one of the fastest growing residential cleaning companies in Wake County. They attribute the extraordinary growth to screening and training the best staff and treating them like VIP’s. In doing so, the employees that work

for Go 2 Girls are thrilled to wake up every day and serve their clients. Go 2 Girls offers services from a one-time clean to recurring cleanings. They even do in-home laundry. Crystal’s mission is to make a positive difference for her employees and believes this leads to exceptional service for her clients and community. Go 2 Girls serves the community by providing free cleanings to women with cancer through non-profit Cleaning For a Reason and also works with local non-profit, The Helene Foundation. Crystal lives in Brier Creek with her husband Edward, daughter Olivia Grace and their 2 springer spaniels, Lily and Gracie.

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CRYSTAL HAMM GO 2 GIRLS www.go-2-girls.com

crystal@go-2-girls.com

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HOME & LIFE DINA SCHWEISTHAL Dina Schweisthal is living her passion everyday as the owner of KNACK DIY Craft Studio. Her motto is “Gather, Inspire and Create”. Prior to KNACK, she graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. She opened her first business at 24 years old, selling bath bomb cupcakes under the brand Delish to the online division of Bath and Body Works and over 150 boutiques nationwide. After Delish, she built a successful 10-year recruiting career, with her last function as the Head of Recruiting for a publicly held software company. Today she is building her craft empire one glue stick and bottle of glitter at a time with her pug Bean by her side.

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919-798-2242

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HOME & LIFE EMILY ANNE FARRELL Emily was born and raised in Raleigh, surrounded by creative, strong, and independent southern women. At the end of 2016, after much encouragement from family and close friends, she began to make her artwork public. As a self-proclaimed “professional introvert” this wasn’t easy, but she dove head first into showing her work and doing what she loved. Emily has branded herself using her first and middle name “Emily Anne” after her grandmother (the original), who was the driving force behind all of those women mentioned above. Her work is inspired by different color relationships, odd shapes, gestural lines, and negative space. Emily looks for balance and harmony, without appearing too contrived. She works mainly in acrylic, with gouache, soft and oil pastel.

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Raleigh, NC

www.emilyannefarrell.com

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HOME & LIFE GRETCHEN COLEY Gretchen Coley joins the KNOW Tribe as a top Realtor in the Raleigh area. Her dedication to serving the Triangle’s New Home and exclusive luxury market by connecting with people and ensuring her clients reach their goals provides a priceless advantage in the market. A Luxury Certified specialist known for her innovative use of social media and digital marketing combined with her can-do attitude and ability to connect with clients, enable Gretchen to provide an advantage to both buyers and sellers. Since being licensed in North Carolina, Gretchen has sold and closed more than 800 homes totaling more than $200 million. Her collective skillset, along with her passion, allows her to help her clients get the most out of their Real Estate investments. When not working, Gretchen enjoys time with her husband and three children. Much of her spare time is spent supporting programs that empower women through entrepreneurship and through her numerous health and wellness initiatives. She joins the KNOW Tribe because she believes women in business need more avenues to connect intentionally, while supporting and collaborating to enhance the experiences they provide the communities they serve.

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Kasey Kyprianou is the owner of revelry + heart, a custom design studio for people that revel in their authenticity and crave keepsakes that evoke conversation. She creates trailblazing wedding designs through epic invitations-known to make grown men squeal--and personal gifts for the moments that capture your heart. Kasey believes in celebrating personality through custom design, rather than trying to cram people into a box or popular wedding trend. Known in Raleigh as the badass designer who isn’t

afraid to design invitations on wood, fabric, acrylic and other non-traditional mediums, she creates oneof-a-kind designs for each of her clients through a personal relationship, collaboration, and conversation. Kasey also hosts Wedding Winedown, a vlog where she drinks wine with stellar wedding pros and discusses topics couples need to hear when wedding planning. She believes real relationships are better than fairytales and that every woman is a queen. Her motto is #followingheartsnottrends PHOTO CREDIT: ROSE TRAIL IMAGES

KASEY KYPRIANOU REVELRY + HEART revelryandheart.com

kasey@revelryandheart.com

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KATE CHERRY

Kate Cherry is the founder and owner of Kate Cherry Photography, LLC that she started in Ohio in 2011. She transitioned her business to the Carolina’s in 2015 and loves to help women look and feel their best behind the camera. Whether it’s a mom, bride, or an established businesswoman, you’ll find Kate working to bring genuine smiles and laughter from them behind her lens. Kate believes in capturing moments as they happen and providing the gift of memories that will stay alive forever through priceless storytelling images.

Originally from the mountains of Virginia, Kate has since lived all over the United States including the states of Texas and Ohio. She is a wife, mom and entrepreneur at heart, and in her free time, you’ll find her with her family, walking in nature soaking up the beauty around her, or composing pieces on the piano to find balance in life.

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HOME & LIFE KENDAL PEREZ Kendal Perez independently owns and operates West Domestic, a home detailing service, as well as several other local businesses in the Raleigh area. Winner of the B.O.B Awards 2017 Cary Living, Kendal takes pride in providing her customers with exceptional service and has a genuine passion for helping others. She employs an all-female staff and has a commitment to paying livable wages while providing a healthy work life balance. Kendal welcomes diversity, loves supporting local events and women in business, and enjoys connecting with other like-minded females who share the same passion for entrepreneurship.

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hello@westdomestic.com

919-446-3209

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After a spending the last 10 years in the medical field I became a full time, licensed Realtor in 2018. It was the best decision I ever made. In my first few months of my new career I have hit several goals and exceeded my own expectations. Every day is something different and every day I am privileged to be a part of one of the largest decisions a person or family can make! I believe that if I put my client’s best interests first, success will follow. After just 10 months in the industry , I have built a reputation based on hard work, honesty and building strong relationships with fellow agents. These core fundamentals ensure the clients’ needs always come first and their goals are achieved. Whether you are looking to buy your first home or sell your fourth, I understand how stressful the home buying or selling process can be. I’m also a mother of 3 wonderful children and they keep me on my toes just as much as Real Estate. I enjoy watching basketball and football. I’m a basketball/gymnastics mom and we are always on the go. PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

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LIZ GOLDBERG CAROLYNLEONA is a full-service design firm that believes in creating authentic, timeless and original spaces. Built on fresh spirit and a relentless attention to detail, CL promises to deliver sophistication and seamlessly executed design projects, from large-scale renovation to perfect finishing touches. We bring our client’s vision to life by creating luxe spaces across the residential and commercial market. CL loves to utilize heirloom pieces, mixing old with new, to create fresh, approachable and functional results. Liz Goldberg, founder and principal at CAROLYNLEONA, translates her passion for food, fashion and art, into the spaces she creates. Her style combines clean lines with depth; creating designs that are engaging and purposeful. Liz uses her outgoing, intuitive personality and design expertise to turn a client’s vision into reality, leaving every space well-dressed.

www.carolynleona.com hello@carolynleona.com IG: @carolynleonadesign

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MOLLY JESSUP CAROLINA CABIN ART

Molly Jessup is the artist behind Carolina Cabin Art, a small business offering unparalleled customer service. Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Molly developed a deep love of southern history, nature, and design. Focusing her work on pen & ink architecture and landscapes, she has countless pieces of art hanging in homes and businesses around the world. Since moving to the Triangle 5 years ago Molly has sketched close to 200 homes in the state. From beach shacks in the Outer Banks, to log cabins off the Blue Ridge Parkway, she has fully immersed herself in North Carolina culture. While she enjoys working with homeowners, she also provides a valuable service for industry professionals. She thrives on collaborating with real estate agents, designers, event planners, and contractors to provide high quality custom gifts their clients can treasure and pass down for generations to come. She has become an avid donor to local charities and loves finding ways to provide her time and services to help raise awareness for causes she believes in. When she’s not working in her home studio, she can usually be found outside exploring a new place with her family, or disappearing to the mountains to section hike the Appalachian Trail one mile at a time.

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HOME & LIFE LIZ WILLIAMSON Liz Williamson, Owner of metros other woman® of the Triangle and her team of assistants brings the solution to your biggest challenges with an all-in-one service for savvy, forward-thinking individuals and business owners who are on-the-go, but wise enough to delegate and share the load. A fully licensed and bonded business and personal assisting firm, metro’s other woman® understands your busy life. Offering an array of services that cover

every last one of those demanding details that complicate your life. From errands and laundry to complete overhauls and moves, consider it done. It’s through hustle and heart that her team of assistants ensure every client feels like they can breathe again and have accomplished their to-do list. Not only does she empower those that work for metro’s other woman® to live their best life, they help empower their clients to do the same.

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www.metrosotherwoman.com

triangle@metrosotherwoman.com

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SOMER HANDLEY REVOLUTION STUDIOS Somer Handley is a mom of six boys (yes we said six), adoring wife, superstar photographer and driven business owner. Reality TV show offer? Yep! Turned it down! It’s part-time insanity and full-time awesomeness in her world! Instead of the big screen she stays focused on her family and empowering women in North Carolina and beyond by igniting confidence through statement headshots, boudoir, and glamour photography sessions. Have a fun idea for your shoot? She’s up for it! Longlashed makeovers and dress-up is what Revolution does best, but the passion of her business and its continuous success is her ability to show clients their inner beauty through imagery and the photographic experience. Somer employs a team of experts all dedicated to the art of inspiring radiance and self-jubilee at her Raleigh-based studio. Her motivation is understanding and uplifting while artistically capturing Y-O-U!

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info@revolution-studios.com

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Stacey Ray is the CEO and founder of Groupit Travel and Groupit Travel Host Agency, the only host agency in the US to specialize in group travel. With over 70 independent agents across the United States, Groupit Travel is the leading travel agency in the country to specialize in group, romance, and luxury travel. Stacey is an influencer in the travel industry with a following of over 2,500 travel consultants throughout the US and Canada and is a frequently invited speaker to international industry events. She is a partner and trainer with Masterminds of Travel, an elite, immersive training program held in exotic destinations around the world for travel specialists who wish to take their business to a new level. As a Meetings, Incentive and Corporate Events (MICE) expert, Stacey works with companies from around the world to create and manage innovative corporate retreats and events.

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STACEY RAY GROUPIT TRAVEL stacey@groupittravel.com

919-917-3112

linkedin.com/in/staceyraytravelagent/

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STEWART CORCHIANI CAMBRIDGE & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE GROUP

Stewart Harris Corchiani, co-owner of Cambridge & Associates Real Estate Group, has invested and sold real estate for over 25 years in the Triangle. Stewart’s investor’s eye helps her clients identify the perfect property and negotiate the best possible deal. As a Raleigh native, she has watched the area grow and kept up with the market trends. Her passion for real estate started when she was young with the influence of her father, a successful real estate attorney in Raleigh. With real estate being in her blood and her passion in life, she feels like she hasn’t worked a day in her life since entering the business.

Her greatest achievement however is her children. Everyday with them is fun and exciting. She gives them accolades for keeping her young and “giving her a life”.

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TULA SUMMERFORD DESIGN BY TULA Tula Summerford brings more than 35 years of experience in the design world. Her talents lie in creating rooms that are richly layered with exquisite fabrics and objects from around the world. She is inspired by design and architecture from both the past and the present. She loves to look to the past for her forward-thinking projects. Her philosophy is that your home should be a reflection of your personality; unique and multi-dimensional. The objects in your home should tell a story of where you have been and where you are going. The success of Design by Tula is best explained by a single word – passion. Her innate aesthetic sensibilities, love of textiles, and desire to incorporate each client’s individual style result in a space that is distinct of her vision and her client’s personal style. To say that Tula eats, sleeps, and breathes design would be an understatement.

www.designbytula.com INSTAGRAM @designbytula tulasummerford@gmail.com

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ERICA DELONG A fun loving and talented entertainment personality, Erica has been delighting audiences since she was 20! She is co-host of Bob and the Showgram on G105 and an Influencer for ABC 11 – WTVD. Erica has attended the Oscars, VMAs, CMAs, Tony Awards, and New York Fashion Week, to name a few. But despite these glamorous events, she is a philanthropist and community activist at heart. You can often find her supporting local charities and fundraisers in the Triangle, including Bob’s Buddies, NC Diaper Drive, No Child Wet Behind, and Cause for Paws. Erica’s kind and compassionate nature has allowed her to blossom into a successful working mom with expert knowledge of the radio world, with a wicked sense of humor to boot! Erica has recently launched in to podcasting, collaborating with female leaders across the triangle. She is married and mom to an adorable little boy, four-legged rescue dog and expanding her family with a baby girl on the way. Erica has worked hard to speak up for women and has become a leader in the radio industry. You can catch Erica weekdays on G105 6-10am.

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SHARON DELANEY MCCLOUD Sharon Delaney McCloud calls herself a bit of a gypsy. She is the daughter of Irish immigrants whose adventures led to them to Kenya and Tanzania where Sharon was born and lived as a young child. Her travels then took her around the world as a member of the Department of Defense’s U.S.O. program before Sharon began her career as an Emmy Award winning television journalist. Now, she leads Walk West, a digital marketing agency in Raleigh where she heads up the firm’s professional development practice and a video team that creates content for local and national brands. As the mother of three, Sharon considers that job her most important as she attempts to find balance every day in our fast-paced lives. She’s a cancer survivor, Olympic Torch Bearer and a communications pro who inspires audiences on resilience and finding their voices. PHOTO CREDIT: KATE CHERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

sharon@walkwest.com

Twitter: @sharondmccloud

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Amy Beros is a dedicated leader in the philanthropic sector, having spent more than a decade developing and implementing strategic development plans to empower non-profit organizations. Passionate about advancing causes that are changing people’s lives, Amy currently serves as Vice President of Development at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Beginning as major gifts officer and capital campaign manager in 2014, Amy built the Food Bank’s first major gift program and completed a $10,000,000 capital campaign for a new facility. Amy leads a team of twenty-eight staff, with an annual revenue goal of $10,600,000 and oversight of 25,000 volunteers. Prior to the Food Bank, Amy led development efforts for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and was Director of Corporate Partnerships for Easter Seals UCP NC & VA. A graduate of Clemson University, Amy earned an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago. Amy currently resides outside Raleigh with her husband and two young children. PHOTO CREDIT: IMAGES BY AMBER ROBINSON

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GAB SMITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR — CAM RALEIGH CAM Raleigh’s is a non-collecting contemporary art museum located in Raleigh’s Warehouse District. CAM’s mission is to provide an environment for transformation through education programs, cultural experiences, and bold non-traditional exhibitions by living artists. CAM’s Betty Eichenberger Adams Society (BEAS) honors the legacy of an arts educator, artist and community leader who embraced contemporary art wholeheartedly. The BEAS are a group of 150 women and growing that support and advocate for arts + community. PHOTO CREDIT: VANESSA BOHÍO | FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

409 West Martin Street •Raleigh, NC 27603

CAM MIDDLE SCHOOL MIDDLE STUDENT IN ACTION

919.261.5917

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ERICA PORTER VAE & SPARKCON

Weird in a good way, Erica brings her fun personality, attention to detail, and desire to create equity for all to VAE Raleigh as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, SPARKcon Bobblehead, and Lead Organizer for fashionSPARK. She has been involved with VAE & SPARKcon since 2010. With her extensive background in creative marketing, event planning, and social justice work, Erica builds communities of people who want to push the edges of creativity to influence authentic change.

When she’s not hanging around the arts scene, you can find Erica working as a Community Liaison & Event Planner at Burkett Farm, where 100% of produce grown is donated to nonprofits in the Raleigh area. There she uses her creativity to bring together people from all walks of life around the importance of agriculture, farming, and fresh food. Erica also serves as the Secretary of the Wake County Board of Elections.

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MOLLY GOLDSTON Molly Goldston is a true-blue North Carolina native. She’s a graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh. Following graduation, Molly worked in an animal shelter where her passion for animals, specifically saving animals, flourished. She dedicated several years in this realm and learning all she could about shelter behavior from a variety of trainers and experts. Her strongest desire was to reach the most rural communities in our state. Molly spends her days reaching out to underserved shelters to provide support. She has created a beautiful and safe environment to give adopters a place to meet dogs where they could observe them in a natural environment. The potential to save even more exists through continued support to Saving Grace by way of service, time or donation. As long as there is demand and need, Molly will continue to dedicate each and every day to identifying and saving as many sweet souls as possible. PHOTO CREDIT: ROSE TRAIL IMAGES

savinggrace@savinggracenc.org

www.savinggracenc.org

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Taanya Sarma is a creative entrepreneur and an author. TS International Productions, being her first business gives an insight into her dynamic personality, is an event planning company. SmartupStartups, a venture owned by her, works with young brands, is a mere formalization of the efforts Taanya has been making with small businesses throughout her illustrious career. Providing consultation to companies on strategy, branding, and marketing is her way of giving back to the community outside of her work hours. The Wild Cat, her first book in a series of the trilogy. The proceeds from the book go to people suffering from this very reality of our age - cyberbullying and cybercrime. Taanya is an inspiration to young people everywhere, her work in the community exemplify dedication and hard work. Donations, volunteering, consultations all speak of an idea, Taanya’s strong belief in being empowered and contributing to the empowerment of others.

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BETH WOOD STATE AUDITOR Beth Wood is a Certified Public Accountant in her third term as North Carolina’s elected State Auditor. She is a long-time public servant with nearly 25 years of auditing experience, having worked in the Auditor’s Office for nearly 10 years before her election in 2008 and also in the State Treasurer’s Office. Before that, she worked for several companies in the private sector. She is the first woman elected State Auditor in North Carolina. Through her work as State Auditor, Beth has helped strengthen and improve state government. The office has focused particularly on healthcare spending and contracting practices that favored vendors at the expense of taxpayers. As a result, audits published by OSA during her tenure have identified millions of dollars of potential savings.

NCAuditor.net FB/Twitter: @ncstateauditor Phone: 919-807-7500

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ELAINE MARSHALL NORTH CAROLINA SECRETARY OF STATE In 1996, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall became the first woman elected to statewide, executive branch office in North Carolina. She previously served in the NC Senate. Secretary Marshall has pioneered e-commerce in government, protected investors and intellectual property owners, and promoted financial capital formation in North Carolina. She has received numerous awards for leadership in technology, government innovation, and women’s leadership. These honors include Leadership North Carolina’s 2016 Governor’s Award for public service, Meredith College’s 2017 Woman of Achievement Award, and the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2017 International Trade Lifetime Achievement Award. Secretary Marshall has been honored with four honorary doctorates, Triangle Business Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in Business, and was a 2018 Inductee for the North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame. She has also received Lifetime Achievement Awards from North Carolina 4-H and the National 4-H Hall of Fame.

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CARRIE PEELE CEO & PRESIDENT OF MAKO DOCUMENTS

Carrie Peele is a serial entrepreneur with over 35 years at the helm. Carrie is founder and CEO of Mako Documents, a division of a multimillion-dollar medical laboratory. Mako Documents manages a broad range of health information from medical records to radiology films.

Mako’s team is passionate about making an impact in people’s lives locally and internationally. Mako’s team spends thousands of hours supporting and volunteering with over 472 local nonprofits and charities; as well as donating millions in FREE medical services to those that don’t have access.

Carrie’s passion also includes helping women owned businesses. This includes founding and facilitating non-profits and networking opportunities; like the Triangle Ladies Power Lunch in 2010, which spotlights women superstars in business.

Carrie has been named Top Woman in Business, along with many other accolades.

She resides in Raleigh with her husband David Franks, keyboardist for the Band of Oz, and has 2 adult daughters, Courtney and Meredith and 4 precious grand babies!

Carrie@MakoDocuments.com 919 - 636 - 5216 x 101 Office www.MakoMedical.com

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NOTABLE

CINDY ECKERT CEO OF THE PINK CEILING Cindy Eckert’s work today in The Pink Ceiling/Pinkubator continues to break barriers by investing in and mentoring other women to get to her same outcomes. Over a distinguished 24year career in healthcare, in only the last 10 she has started and sold two businesses for more than $1.5B. First Slate Pharmaceuticals, which redefined long acting testosterone treatment for men then Sprout Pharmaceuticals, home of the first ever FDA-approved drug for low sexual desire in women (dubbed “female Viagra” by the media). After selling the company for $1B in 2015, she successfully fought to get the drug back and launched it on her own terms. Cindy has made waves, and made her own success, creating mission-driven companies that deliver big. She is most proud of helping others take command. The profoundly positive impact those companies have made in people’s lives is what keeps her coming back for more.

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Mary Cantando Mary Cantando has started, led and expanded multimillion-dollar businesses for 25+ years. An internationally acclaimed author, speaker and consultant, she helps women start and grow businesses. The author of seven books and hundreds of magazine articles, she’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Oprah Magazine, and countless TV and radio shows. Mary is the the Founder of the Woman’s Advantage® Forum www. womansadvantage.com , which helps women with small businesses grow to the million-dollar level. She is honored to have served as an Envoy of the US State Department, helping women in developing countries start and grow microbusinesses. In 2018, Mary was inducted into the inaugural class of the North Carolina Woman Business Owners’ Hall of Fame. A mother, grandmother, and self-proclaimed “high-maintenance wife,” Mary lives in Raleigh with her husband who she refers to as “Saint John” for putting up with her for 47 years.

919-841-0401 Mary@WomanBusinessOwner.com www.womanbusinessowner.com

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INDEX BUSINESS

CATEGORY

PAGE

Synergy Face & Body

Beauty

12-13

12-13

Christina Kirkey

Pinup Salon

Beauty

18

18

Jeanette Ivey

Ivey Artistry

Beauty

14

14

Jennifer Santoro

Altered Aesthetics

Beauty

15

15

Beauty

16

16

Anna Churchill

Tracey Micham Tracy Trellis

Trellis Beauty

Briles Johnson

Beauty

17

17

Business

20

20

Katie Shelton

Mako Medical

Business

19

19

Cindy Standish Bellamy

Success Developments

Business

22

22

Dejah Harold

Dejah Designs

Business

21

21

Emma Catarino

Emma Catarino Designs

Business

24-24

24-24

Gigi Stephenson & JoJo Cox

Networking Women of the Triangle

Business

23

23

Gloria Becker

Batten Lee, PLLC

Business

32

32

Harriet Mills

Wine and Design

Business

28-29

28-29

JoAnna Clark Mason

Mason & Clark Wealth Management

Business

30-31

30-31

Jackie Locklear

Locklear Roofing

Business

33

33

Melissa Ternes

Master Your Money Now

Business

26

26

Shanon Madrid

Sunbelt Business Broker

Business

34

34

Nicole Green

Ave Staffing

Business

27

27

Erin McDermott

Erin McDermott Jewelry

Fashion

36

36

Christina Cermin

Belle+Beau

Fashion

35

35

Angie Tucker & Christin Kubasko

Southern Sugar Bakery

Food & Bev

38

38

Cara Hylton

Oro Restaurant

Food & Bev

37

37

Jill Santa Lucia

Catering Works

Food & Bev

45

45

Jocelyn Midgett

Living Fit NC

Food & Bev

39

39

Sandy Bridger

Drink Raleigh

Food & Bev

44

44

Kristy Nystedt

Raleigh Brewing Company

Food & Bev

41

41

Sunita McCoy

Growler USA

Food & Bev

40

40

Amity Wahlen

Carolina Barre & Core

Health & Wellness

47

47

Renaissance Dental

Health & Wellness

48-49

48-49

Gretta Nance

Skin Raleigh

Health & Wellnes

46

46

Jenny Eden

Eden Knows Impants

Health & Wellness

51

51

Lorraine Miano

Making Menopause Magical

Health & Wellness

50

50

Health & Wellness

52

52

Health & Wellness

54

54

Monica Young Dr. Vivian Throop

City of Oaks Dental

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BUSINESS

CATEGORY

PAGE

Amber Robinson

Images by Amber Robinson

Home & Life

55

55

Audrey Priel

Rose Trail Images

Home & Life

56-57

56-57

Chasta Hamilton

Stage Door Dance

Home & Life

58

58

Crystal Hamm

Go 2 Girls

Home & Life

59

59

Dina Schweisthal

KNACK DIY

Home & Life

60

60

Emily Ferrill

Emily Ann Ferrill

Home & Life

61

61

Gretchen Coley

Gretchen Coley Properties

Home & LIfe

62

62

Kasey Kyprianou

Revelry + Heart

Home & Life

63

63

Kate Cherry

Kate Cherry Photography

Home & Life

64

64

Kendal Perez

West Domestic

Home & Life

65

65

LaQuesta Bryant

Go Realty

Home & Life

66

66

Liz Goldberg

CAROLYNLEONA

Home & LIfe

67

67

Molly Jessep

Carolina Cabin Art

Home & Life

68

68

Liz Williamson

Metro's Other Woman

Home & Life

69

69

Somer Handley

Revolution Studio

Home & Life

70

70

Stacey Robertson Ray

Groupit Travel

Home & Life

71

71

Stewart Corchiani

Cambridge & Associates

Home & LIfe

72

72

Tula Summerford

Designs by Tula

Home & Life

73

73

Erica DeLong

IHeartMedia

Media

74

74

Media

75

75

Sharon Delaney McCloud Amy Beros

NC Food Bank

Non-Profit

76

76

Gab Smith

CAM Raleigh

Non-Profit

77

77

Erica Porter

Spark Con / VAE Raleigh

Non-Profit

78

78

Molly Goldston

Saving Grace

Non-Profit

79

79

Notable

80

80

Taanya Sarma Beth Wood

NC State Auditor

Notable

81

81

Elaine Marshall

NC Secretary of State

Notable

82

83

Carrie Peele

MAKO Documents

Notable

83

84

Cindy Eckert

The Pink Ceiling

Notable

84

82

Mary Cantando

The Womens Advantage

Notable

85

85

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KNOW Raleigh is an annual publication that features dynamic women throughout the city in virtually every industry. Every woman featured in KNOW Raleigh has been vetted through peer-review. Because our mission is to showcase the best and brightest, the only way one can claim their slot is through nomination from someone in the KNOW book. The women featured are a compilation of proven leaders, high producers, and rising stars. Those published in KNOW Raleigh are also considered trendsetters, influencers, and women to watch. KNOW Raleigh is published annually and distributed to affluent decision makers through social and networking events and partnering businesses. While deemed the new who’s who, KNOW Raleigh also delivers readers a vetted list of local female-run businesses. Simply open the KNOW book and find your next lash girl, dog walker, personal trainer, pool company, mortgage broker, family attorney, and more!

KNOW Raleigh is produced by Know Tribe, LLC. and published annually. The women featured in this issue have been vetted by their peers and are known leaders in their industry. To be featured in an upcoming volume of KNOW, go to: www.theknowtribe.com and complete a submission.

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