Bianca Strzalkowski, Military Spouse of the Year
Bianca Strzalkowski represents more than a million men and women nationwide as the 2011 Military Spouse of the Year. Her life in Fuquay-Varina with Gunnery Sgt. Ron Strzalkowski and their three sons is a living example of the Marine Corps official and unofficial mottos: Semper Fi (Always Faithful), and Semper Gumby (Always Flexible). Read More
Phyllis Eller-Moffett, Quality Staffing Specialists
In 1995, Phyllis Eller-Moffett, president and CEO of Quality Staffing Specialists, began paving the way for her company’s future in North Carolina by convincing herself that failure was impossible — or so said the sticky note on her computer. Read More
Debra Goldman, Wake County Board of Education
When she was younger, Debra Goldman, a member of the Wake County Board of Education, was in a serious car accident. Trapped in the vehicle, Goldman remembers a uniformed man crawling partway into the car and staying with her until rescue workers were able to get her out. Read More
Kerry Chandler, MD, Wake Radiology
When you’ve worked your way through medical school with a toddler in tow, there’s nothing you can’t do.
Dr. Kerry Chandler, director of breast imaging services at Wake Radiology, uses the memory of those challenging days as inspiration to work tirelessly on behalf of her patients. Read More
Monica Smiley, Enterprising Women Magazine
Eleven years ago Monica Smiley found there weren’t many resources for women entrepreneurs to network or learn from each other. So she changed that.
Proud to be a journalist by trade, Smiley met her husband, John Dancer, while working for a photography …. Read More