Charleston Women Summer 2024

7 | | Summer 2024 • Vol. 11, Issue 2 MANAGING EDITOR LORNA HOLLIFIELD ART DIRECTOR DANA COLEMAN COPY EDITOR ZACH GIROUX PRODUCTION MANAGER BETHANY LONG AD DESIGNERS BETHANY LONG KIM HALL WRITERS HEATHER ROSE ARTUSHIN MARY COY • SARAH ROSE • CARI LAWSON MAURICE J. FRAZIER • ISABEL ALVAREZ ARATA LAURA FOGERTY PHOTOGRAPHER MARK STAFF BRAND AMBASSADOR STACEY MCLOUGHLIN STACEY@CHARLESTONWOMEN.COM INDEPENDENT MEDIA CONSULTANTS SARAH ROSE SARAH@CHARLESTONWOMEN.COM AMANDA OBERHAUS AMANDA@CHARLESTONWOMEN.COM MAURICE FRAZIER MAURICE@CHARLESTONWOMEN.COM SALES ASSISTANT GIANNA TILDEN ADMINISTRATION & BOOKKEEPING GINGER SOTTILE SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS MORGAN WINNINGHAM ANTHONY MACCHIO DISTRIBUTION U.S. POST OFFICE • HARRIS TEETER • PUBLIX • CVS Charleston Women Magazine is published locally by a team of independent contractors. Charleston Women Magazine is published four times per year by Media Services, Inc. 1013 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Copyright © Media Services 2024. 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 Magazine P.O. Box 22617, Charleston, SC 29413 843-881-1481 For marketing information, email: Ahh, the entrepreneur issue. There isn’t anyone on the Charleston Women team who doesn’t look forward to this edition of our magazine. As I pondered the reasons why, I considered that it’s the photo shoot that gets us, because we always go all out in celebrating our women business owners, the backbones of female entrepreneurship in the Lowcountry. However, it isn’t only that. I also considered it’s reading through all of the stories of dreams coming true. They’re inspiring and almost never include an easy road. You can find many of these tales in the business section, but also sprinkled throughout the issue. While I reflected on this, mulling over all of the faces on the cover, watching women who put their heads down and grind get to feel beautiful, I was inspired. Much the same, reading article after article about the fight and defiant spirit it took most of these women to even get their ventures off the ground, again, it was all the feels. That’s when I realized it’s everything about this issue. It’s the energy which we all want to be near that attracts us like moths to a flame. It’s obvious because we all start swimming out of our lanes; the marketing team wants to see the edits, the editorial team can’t wait to see who all we’re partnering with, everyone has artistic notes and we all take such ownership of what we’re creating together. That energy pulls us all in ways that are different and we’re so excited to produce this thing that is entirely about celebrating other women. That’s something really special. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we did in curating it for you. We hope you feel that pull when reading about women sommeliers breaking “wine glass” ceilings, about women in plasterwork who are restoring our historic places or about the many women who have had to build or rebuild from scratch. We invite you to embrace that energy. The Team at Charleston Women Magazine From the Team Photo by Stephanie Selby.