Women who inspire

Maria Contreras Sweet

Maria Contreras-Sweet: Champion of Latina Business

It takes determination, know-how, and strength to level the playing field for a long-marginalized demographic group.   Those traits aptly describe Maria Contreras-Sweet, one of the Hispanic community’s greatest achievers to-date. Contreras-Sweet’s claim to fame isn’t limited to just one or two accomplishments. Perhaps she is known the best as the first Latina administrator of the Small …

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Janice Bryant Howroyd, a Woman Leading.

Janice Bryant Howroyd: A Woman Leading the Way

It was the mid-1970s, and Janice Bryant had graduated with an English degree from what was once North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College, now North Carolina AT&T State University—an institution that currently benefits from her accomplishments and her generosity. Today, Janice Bryant Howroyd is known for many achievements, but perhaps her biggest notoriety comes from …

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