Business Report names 2019 Women of Influence.


Twenty-five women, inprofessions ranging from architecture to education, have been selected as the 2019 Women of Influence by the Columbia Regional Business Report.

Each year, the Business Report honors a group of women who are setting the pace in their careers as well as working to make the Midlands a better place. They were nominated by Business Report readers and selected by a panel of judges.

Among this year's honorees are leaders in architecture, higher education, law and real estate, while philanthropical and entrepreneurial spirit also received recognition. A profile of each honoree will be published in the Aug. 12 issue of the Business Report, and the women will be honored at a luncheon on Aug. 22.

The 2019 honorees are:

Miriam Atria, president and CEO, Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board

Cayci Banks, director of communications, 1000 Feathers

Charlotte Berry, local philanthropist

Addie Bors, director of community education and outreach, Select Health of South Carolina

Denise Bradley, founder, Miracles in the Midlands

Catherine Cantey, vice president, relationship manager, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

Sara Fawcett, president and CEO, United Way of the Midlands

Jennifer Harding, vice president of business solutions, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Sayward Harrison, assistant research professor, University of South Carolina

Celeste Jones, partner, Burr & Forman McNair

Erika Kirby, executive director, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation

Barrie Kirk, provost, Midlands Technical College


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