Women Vision SC 2020 Honorees

South Carolina ETV honors 11 women leaders in second year of the ‘Women Vision SC’ initiative. This group of honorees share their stories, vision, values and talk about the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.   

Women Vision SC Learning Activity
Women Vision SC Learning Activity

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Women Vision SC is a program that focuses on issues affecting women throughout the state and the nation, and a new generation of young people pursuing public service for their communities and the...
Darla Moore | Women Vision SC
Darla Moore | Women Vision SC

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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 began work in banking in New York City...
Tameika Isaac Devine | Women Vision SC
Tameika Isaac Devine | Women Vision SC

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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 that...
Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC
Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC

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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...
Betty Jo Rhea | Women Vision SC
Betty Jo Rhea | Women Vision SC

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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...
Lou Kennedy | Women Vision SC
Lou Kennedy | Women Vision SC

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As president, CEO and owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Lou Kennedy runs a global company in West Columbia, South Carolina. She and her husband helped establish the Kennedy Pharmacy...
Keisha Hawes | Women Vision SC
Keisha Hawes | Women Vision SC

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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...
Shaniece Criss | Women Vision SC
Shaniece Criss | Women Vision SC

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“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...
Cathy Hughes | Women Vision SC
Cathy Hughes | Women Vision SC

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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...
Ann Timberlake | Women Vision SC
Ann Timberlake | Women Vision SC

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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...