February 2022 Women on the Move

Joelle Irons is the Director of Finance and Operations at The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem. Joelle grew up outside of Richmond, Virginia, and recently moved to the Triad from Avenel, New Jersey, where she served as the Box Office Manager and Front of House Manager for the Avenel Performing Arts Center. She has lived and […]

January 2022 Women on the Move

Shatoria Whiteside, a native of Winston-Salem, is the owner of a literacy firm, The Learning Advantage, LLC, and the executive director of the non-profit Read, Empower and Distinguish (READ). She is a proud graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and holds a master’s degree in education. She is an educator who has a heart […]

December 2021 Women on the Move

Kelli Messick started Patiently Rooted in April of 2021. She wanted more people to adopt her love of plants and the many benefits they can provide. After a visit to the botanical gardens in Washington, D.C., she fell in love with being in a greenhouse and slowly turned her house into a little jungle. People […]

November Women on the Move

Kristen Roach began a career in the real estate industry in 2013 as an office assistant for a property management company. She then joined Keller Williams as the first location-specific operations coordinator for an expansion team that grew to a team of more than 30 by the time she transitioned to her most recent career […]

September 2021 Women on the Move

  Jalissa Grier MSN, FNP-Bc is the owner of Bella Sol Medical Spa, PLLC which offers IV Hydration and Vitamin Shot Therapy. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, Jalissa graduated from Winston-Salem State University before earning her Master of Science in nursing from Purdue University. “I have been working in healthcare as a licensed professional for […]

August 2021 Women on the Move

Megan Black is the owner of Megan Black Photography. She recently quit a 9-5 job to pursue photography full time. “I got into photography after we had our daughter’s one-year-old session with a local photographer, and my daughter was not having it that day; so we ended the session, packed everything up and we went home,” […]

Women on the Move: July 2021

  Vavina Lapham serves as the aquatics director and head coach for Salem College Swimming (NCAA Division III), the Brookberry Farms head coach (first female to assume the role) for Greater Forsyth Summer League and is also currently a head coach at Enfinity Aquatic Club. Lapham now enters the private sector of swimming by developing her […]

Woman on the Move

Kira Wood is the owner and photographer of Jolie Boudoir. She has been in the industry for 10 years, and her work has been published nationally. She went to school for graphic design before pursuing photography. “My favorite part is knowing how empowered and confident women feel after a session,” said Kira. She is member of […]

April 2021 Women on the Move

Lei Lei Patterson is a registered nurse and the owner of Lei Lei’s Bakery. She received her bachelor’s in nursing from Winston-Salem State University. She has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and has been a bakery shop owner for the past seven years. “It is such a blessing that, seven years […]

Woman on the Move

Kristie Kinley  Kelsey Condon  Kristie Kinley and Kelsey Condon have worked at 97 Display for more than five years. Recently, Kristie was promoted to General Manager/President and Kelsey was promoted to Director of Client Experience. They both worked their way up from entry level positions to managers and, now, are executive team members. “Kristie’s promotion […]