Charleston Women Spring 2022

www. Char l es tonWomenPodcas t . com | www. ReadCW. com | www. I ns tagram. com /Char l es tonWomen 7 Spring 2022 INTERIM EDITOR DENISE K. JAMES COPY EDITORS LORNA HOLLIFIELD • SARAH B. MCGUIRE COLIN MCCANDLESS ART DIRECTOR DANA COLEMAN MARKETING CONTENT MANAGER BETHANY LONG AD DESIGNERS KIM HALL REBECCA SOTTILE BETHANY LONG TECHNOLOGY GEORGE CONKLIN BRIAN SMITH GENE PHAN WRITERS ISABEL ALVAREZ ARATA • JOYCE D. BLISS EILEEN CASEY • MARY COY STACY DOMINGO • ALEC GARCIA LORNA HOLLIFIELD • SAMANTHA KRAMER L. C. LEACH III • COLIN MCCANDLESS JANET PERRIGO • GINGER SOTTILE CHRISTINE STEELE • SHERRY WHITING PHOTOGRAPHERS MARK STAFF BRAND AMBASSADOR STACEY MCLOUGHLIN STACEY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM INDEPENDENT MEDIA CONSULTANTS ANDY BIMONTE ANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM MANDY WILLIS MANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM KATIE FINCH KATIE@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM ADMINISTRATION & BOOKKEEPING GINGER SOTTILE DISTRIBUTION U.S. POST OFFICE • HARRIS TEETER • PUBLIX • CVS Charleston Women is published locally by a team of independent contractors. Charleston Women is published three times per year by Media Services, Inc. 1013 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Copyright © Media Services 2022. All rights reserved. Reproduction electronically or in print format without the expressed written consent of the publisher is strictly prohibited and a violation of U.S. copyright laws. Inquiries to: Charleston Women P.O. Box 22617, Charleston, SC 29413 For marketing information, email: The great thing about producing a magazine dedicated to women is that we get to watch them move around within their natural habitats. It can become like watching lionesses hunt on the African savanna. By going to where they are, we can truly know them. And there’s lessons, examples and rays of hope in it every time. We watch women fight, we watch them claw out of tight corners and we watch them succeed. As we observe, we learn how they do this, and as you’ll soon find out from the Lowcountry women featured in this issue, one tactic is that they don’t do it alone. They build a pride, and they become a powerhouse of unstoppable females. In this issue, you’ll discover teams of women creating waves bigger than you’ll find at the Folly washout. You’ll get to know a group of everyday women who lace up the skates for roller derby bouts with their teammates to become beasts for two 30-minute periods of painstaking greatness. You’ll learn about the deep roots of women supporting women in learning about our local Girl Scouts. You’ll see all-female Realtor® teams achieving stats that rival any in all of South Carolina. You will see what happens when powerful forces collide in space. That kind of power, set against the backdrop of all that is Charleston — her bones, her history, her resilience — is nothing short of spectacular. You might not see a cloud of electric pink smoke settle over the Charleston Harbor, but we guarantee you’re going to feel it. The Team at Charleston Women From the Team