Van Eure at Angus Barn

Fab Raleigh Females

In Buzz, March 2021, Web Exclusive by Lauren Kruchten1 Comment

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Happy Women’s History Month! In celebration of this monthlong holiday, we rounded up stories of some of Raleigh’s own fabulous females previously featured in the pages of Raleigh Magazine. These influential women are making a difference in their communities and showing that women, no matter how young or old, can have a significant impact on our city—and the world. #GirlPower!

Click the links or photos below to read the full stories.

10 Things to Know About DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen

DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen | Photo courtesy of WRAL
Photo courtesy of WRAL

Secretary Mandy Cohen, an internal medicine physician and head of North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services, has been the face of the state government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic—you’ve likely found her to be a composed, reassuring presence during televised COVID-19 updates alongside Gov. Roy Cooper.

Keeping the Barn Doors Open

Van Eure at Angus Barn

On the 60th anniversary of Angus Barn, owner Van Eure reflects on the restaurant’s legacy (her father, Thad Eure, co-founded Angus Barn, along with Charles Winston in 1960) and what it has taken for her to maintain operations despite the pandemic.

TEDx Success

Sharon Delaney McCloud giving her TEDx Talk at Cary's SAS Institute

Avid public speaker and Walk West VP Sharon Delaney McCloud shares her experience preparing for a TEDx Talk on speaking to bereaved parents—or vilomahs, as she refers to herself after losing her daughter to cancer in 2005—at Cary’s SAS Institute in December 2019.

Heart to Heart

Shirley Polk, a local biker and the marketing manager of CORE Fitness Studio (founded by husband JoJo, who also teaches there), shares her story on postpartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), an uncommon form of heart failure that she was diagnosed with after giving birth in 2017.

Helping Moms, Helping Babies

For Wannet Mims, founder and CEO of Raleigh-based Logistics Healthcare Management and co-founder of A Plus Family Care, taking care of her community is just as important as taking care of her patients.

A Big Dream

North Garner Middle School student Mariya Hunter is well on her way to becoming an influential young lady with the publishing of her first book, Lucile and the Big Race at just 11 years old.

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  1. What an excellent list! It opens the way for recognition of Dorothea Dix by noting the number of women with important roles in the future of Dix Park. Their high level ofpresence isn’t just a coincidence. The talent of each of them is overwhelming. They are a 21st century example of the the ages of discovery that celebrated men in the past.

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