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The Celebration of Inspiring Women was established in 2011 to recognize and celebrate extraordinary women who have demonstrated visionary leadership in various disciplines and whose lives and accomplishments have had a substantive and positive impact in South Carolina and beyond. Since the program’s inception, 25 women have been recognized. 

The following remarkable women were recognized at the 2014 Celebration of Inspiring Women:

Paula Harper Bethea • • •
Executive director of the South Carolina Education Lottery

Mary Ann Bishop • • •
Humanitarian and author  

Nathalie Dupree • • •
Celebrity chef and author  

Mamie “Peanut” Johnson • • •
Only woman to pitch in major league baseball

Wendi Nix • • •
ESPN reporter and host


2014 Inspiring Women

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