Women on the Move – June 2024

Meredith Shaw Miller joined Pest-X, her family’s pest control business in 2023 after working at Workwave, the pest control industry’s leading software company as an enterprise account manager. “I managed Workwave’s largest clients and won the 2023 Chairman’s Award and earned the 2023 President’s Club,” said Meredith. “In my new role at Pest-X, I oversee the marketing, inbound sales department and human resources. I helped Pest-X grow 20% year over year in my first year. I also just won the 2024 NPMA Impact Awards for Women in Pest Management, which is awarded by the National Pest Management Association which honors and celebrates exceptional women within the pest management industry.” Meredith has a degree in business administration from Meredith College. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her young son and husband, reading, playing mahjong and volunteering with the Junior League of Winston-Salem. 

Leisha “Lei Lei” Patterson is the owner of My Butterfly Rose and Lei Lei’s Cuisine. “We created My Butterfly Rose to provide inspirational statement graphic t-shirts and tumblers,” said Lei Lei. She started the positive graphic t-shirt business due to mental health hitting home with one of her kids. Lei Lei is also a registered nurse, bakery shop owner, wife, mom and grandmother. She strongly believes in the power of words and speaking greatness over herself and others. “Our name comes from the nickname I call my only daughter “Butterfly” because she is always running around the house! Lei Lei’s maiden name is Roseboro hence the “rose” part of the name. She has a degree in nursing from Winston-Salem State University. In her spare time, Lei Lei enjoys giving back to the community, especially with the SaySo Organization which helps youth in the foster care system. 

The American Heart Association is proud to recognize Trish Davis of AkzoNobel as the Go Red for Women 2024 Woman of Impact winner in the Triad. In the United States, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. At the young age of 53, Davis suffered a major heart attack in 2018. With a 100%
blockage, time was critical to save her life. “Taking part in the Woman of Impact campaign was personal for me because I am a survivor. I want other women to have a platform where they can find out about this devastating disease and learn ways to combat this disease, if not eradicate it,” said Trish. Davis, along with a team of family, friends and colleagues, competed for the Woman of Impact title by participating in various community awareness and fundraising activities. “I am honored to have received this recognition, but most importantly, I am so proud of what we as women in the Triad have accomplished together to support the future of women’s heart health in our community.” For local programs and events, visit heart.org/triad. 

The American Heart Association is proud to announce Evelyn Perrott as the Go Red for Women 2024 Teen of Impact winner for her efforts to raise funds and spread awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women. A Lewisville resident, Evelyn is a freshman at Forsyth Country Day School. She plays field hockey and lacrosse. She also loves tumbling. With two parents who are physicians, Evelyn has heard a lot about cardiovascular disease. She is passionate about the idea that heart disease and stroke are largely preventable and that a healthy lifestyle, regardless of your age, keeps a lot of health problems from arising. The Teen of Impact initiative supports the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For too long, cardiovascular disease has been thought to only affect older generations. But the reality is that heart disease and stroke can affect anyone at any age, and shockingly, heart attacks are on the rise in younger populations. For more information about local programs and events, visit heart.org/Triad.

Danielle Kattan is the creative force and owner behind The Canvas Cake Studio, where she brings a unique blend of artistry and culinary skills to the world of cake decorating. With a rich background as a fashion designer, she transitioned into the culinary field 20 years ago, driven by a passion for transforming ordinary ingredients into extraordinary edible art. At her studio, Danielle not only creates stunning, bespoke cakes for every occasion but also imparts her knowledge through teaching, offering classes that cater to enthusiasts and aspiring decorators at all skill levels. Her approach is hands-on, encouraging students to explore their creativity while mastering the technical aspects of cake design. Outside the studio, Danielle is a true connoisseur of life’s simple pleasures. She finds joy in listening to a diverse range of podcasts, from business to personal growth, which inspire her both personally and professionally. Gardening offers her a peaceful retreat, connecting her with nature and providing a source of inspiration for her designs. Staying active is also a priority for Danielle, as she believes in the balance of a healthy body and a creative mind. Through her work at The Canvas Cake Studio, Danielle continues to inspire and empower others, spreading love and beauty through the art of cake decorating.


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