RALEIGH, NC -- Monica Smiley, Editor & Publisher at Enterprising Women Magazine, announced that she has been named an inductee to the 2021 NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame. The 2021 class of inductees were honored on Tuesday evening May 4,2021 at an Awards Gala hosted by NAWBO Charlotte at the Sodesta Charlotte Executive Park Hotel.
Founded in 2018, the NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame honors North Carolina’s most successful female entrepreneurs and advocates who have made significant, enduring contributions to impact North Carolina’s entrepreneurial community, have a meaningful connection to North Carolina (such as place of birth, education, and/or business location), and demonstrate leadership qualities or a spirit of entrepreneurial innovation that can serve as an inspiration to future generations of North Carolina entrepreneurs.
The inductees for 2021 are:
● Monica Smiley, Editor & Publisher at Enterprising Women Magazine
● Wendy Fletcher Hardee, RN and CEO of Atlantic Coast Trucking
● Shelley McPhatter, President of BridgePoint General Contracting
● Ashley Christensen, Chef + Proprietor at AC Restaurants
● Myjestic “Jessie” Anderson, Charter Boat Captain and Owner Carolina Girl
● Sydney Batch, Senator and Partner at Batch, Poore & Williams, PC (Public Policy Award)
A full list of inductees to the NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame since its induction in 2018 can be found at https://ncwbohalloffame.org/winners/.
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Enterprising Women, with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. Published in both print and digital editions, the online edition of the magazine reaches nearly one million readers in 185 countries. For more information, please visit https://enterprisingwomen.com or call (919) 362-1551.
About the NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame
Celebrating the Legacy of NC Women Business Owners, the North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame honors North Carolina’s most successful female entrepreneurs and advocates who have made significant and enduring contributions to impact women’s entrepreneurial development in North Carolina. For more information, visit http://ncwbohalloffame.org/.
Enterprising Women is a partner in the new Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative.
The initiative supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors — women and men — to increase the interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.