Women to Watch Awards

PARKING INFORMATION: The Hilton has limited valet parking. The City deck parking information can be found www.wilmingtondowntown.com/explore/parking/parking-decks. CFCC's Nutt Street parking deck is available. The cost is $1 an hour, payable by debit or credit card only. Also, CFCC's Lots A and B (near the corner of Water St. and Red Cross St.) will be open for free parking. Street parking is free after 6:30 p.m.

Tickets include food, wine and beer, an awards ceremony, and a special reveal of the overall category winners. There will also be music and dancing to round out the night!

Hilton Wilmington Riverside
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony
7:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Music by Lunar Tide and Dancing

Cocktail Attire

Here is a link with City Deck parking information. Street parking is free after 6:30 PM. 

Introducing the 2017 Women to Watch Finalists: 

Arts Category:
Janette K. Hopper, Visual and Performance Artist
Betsy Knowles, Owner, theArtWorks
Kate Muhlstein Board, President, Choreographer, Teacher, The Dance Cooperative
Shanthi Thiruppathi, Owner, Into the Blue
Rebekah Todd, Musician & Visual Artist

Business Category:     
Ellie Craig, Sales & Public Relations Director, Front Street Brewery
Breann Dennis, Clinical Screening Manager, CastleBranch Corporation
Natalie English, President and CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Kandra Litcher, Business Relationship Manager, Alliance Credit Union
Jennifer McCall, CEO, SeaTox Research, Inc

Education Category:   
Melinda  J.Anderson, Associate Dean of University Studies/Director of University College, UNCW
Donna DeGennaro, Founder & Director, Unlocking Silent Histories
Lisa Giacomelli, Science Instructor, Wilmington Academy of Arts & Sciences
Erika Merriman, Executive Director, Oasis NC
Emily Louise Smith, Senior Lecturer, director of The Publishing Laboratory, Publisher, Lookout Books & Ecotone, UNCW

Health Care Category:
Claudina McLiverty, Nurse Aide Program Director, CFCC
Cindy Burton, MPC, Sales Coach, Well Care Home Health
Windy Ezzell, MA, LPC, Inner Solutions Counseling
Kristin Hall, Associate Director, Enterprise Learning, PPD
Becca Tagg, Clinical Director / Owner, Del Mar Center for Behavioral Health / Del Mar Day Academy

Nonprofit/Volunteer Category:
Diane Durance, Director, UNCW CIE
Kasey Galvin Founder, Misfits & Monsters Family Club
Alexandra Lysik, Owner, Cavik Insurance
Janna Siegel Robertson, Professor, Watson Colleg of Education, UNCW & Project Director, Forest of DREAMS Mural
Joy Wade, Program Manager, Going Beyond the Pink Education and Resource Center
Public Service Category:
Phylisha DellaPia, Property and Evidence Manager, Wilmington Police Department
Jessi Leonard, Division Traffic Engineer, NCDOT
Erin McNally, Marketing Specialist, Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Siobhan Norris, Military Liaison, UNCW
Amber Smith, Senior Resource Center Director, New Hanover County

Rising Star Category:      
Rebeca  Alvarado-Paredes,  Pastry Chef, Manna
Kaitlyn Hopfer, Director of Marketing, Rekon Intelligence & Executive Director, Mission Made Jewelry
Kate Redenbaugh, Student, Hoggard High School  & Owner, Unlocked Boutique
CassyTaverna, Therapist, Chrysalis Center for Counseling and Eating Disorder Treatment
Mina Yakubu, Student, New Hanover High School

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Friday Oct 13, 2017

5:30 PM to 10:00 PM


Hilton Wilmington Riverside

301 N. Water STreet
Wilmington, NC 28401

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