Real Women, Real Stories

Women’s History Month is an opportunity to highlight the contributions of women in our western North Carolina region.

Too often, women are our unsung sheroes, and their contributions go unnoticed. This month we honor several amazing women and present their personal stories—focusing on the ways they have inspired, motivated, empowered, and encouraged women by advancing social equity and providing services, opportunities, and support.

If you happen to see or work with any of these extraordinary women, please take a moment to thank them for helping to create a brighter future for everyone.

Photos by Renato Rotolo/Urban News

Yvette Jives

Helping Women to Combat Ovarian Cancer

Wanda Marie

Embracing a Journey of Self-Discovery and Personal Freedom

Peggy Weil

Public Policy and Grants Coordinator at WNCAP

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

Advancing LGBTQ Equality

Aisha Adams

Equity Over Everything

Eboné Graham

Embrace the Entirety of Yourself

Adriana Chavela

Resilience in Times of Adversity

Adriana Chavela

Resilencia en Tiempos de Adversidad

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