Leading Women


Caroline’s Cart

Drew Long’s Invention, Caroline’s Cart, Makes Shopping Easier for Families with Special Needs Children By Kara Kennedy Carolines Cart Shopping became increasingly challenging for Drew Long, the mother of a 10-year special needs child, that she often dreaded going to the grocery store or big box retailer because it became a constant “push and pull”… Read More

Mary Martha Parisher

An Entrepreneur with an Idea That Is Taking the Online Specialty Gifts Industry by Storm by Kara Kennedy Entrepreneur Mary Martha Parisher’s business idea came out of necessity really, or better yet a void in the market when she tried to send her uncle a gift in the hospital.   “My uncle was in the hospital… Read More

A Servant Leader: Nena Sanders

Nena Sanders, a Servant Leader, Who Leads Nursing Students and Faculty With Passion and Through Inspiration By Kara Kennedy Being a Servant leader is how Nena Sanders defines her role as dean of Samford’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing.  This is a role and philosophy that she takes very seriously she told me, especially… Read More

Kenya McRae

Carrying On the Family Secret By Kara Kennedy Kenya McRae hopes that her family secret keeps perfecting itself.  A few years ago, she decided that she wanted to leave a family legacy, so she decided to move back to her hometown, Huntsville, Ala., to start her family’s specialty foods company, McRae Foods. “After I graduated… Read More

Lindsay Sunshine

A Woman On A Journey to Change Her Life Becomes An Inspiration for Others Most of us struggle from time–to- time with accepting who we are, or dealing with weight loss issues or dealing with depression, but for Lindsay Sunshine, in the struggle to lose weight and to deal with other related issues, she has… Read More

Kristina Scott

ALABAMA’S POVERTY PROJECT ON A QUEST TO TURN IDEAS INTO REALITY When we think of others most of us approach and deal with them subconsciously on the same level as we are, meaning that we typically view others as living life like we do, with the same opportunities and choices.   So when issues like poverty… Read More

Andrea Walker

Finds Her Stride As A Young Entrepreneur by Kara Kennedy During her college years, Andrea Walker began working in television, but soon discovered that she was destined to become an entrepreneur. For almost 2 years,  she is working hard to accomplish her entrepreneurial goals with her company W. Social Marketing.   Walker’s company works directly… Read More

Bettina Boateng

Reporter Bettina Boateng Brings Her Care, Compassion and Love for People to the Airwaves of the Birmingham Area Most will know Bettina Boateng as the morning TV Anchor on Birmingham’s Alabama’s 13 Today In Alabama morning show, but after reading about her, I wanted to share with you the person behind the anchor. Bettina moved… Read More