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We Built This City: Trish Hobson and the Relatives

By Gatesy Hill There is a familiar Nigerian proverb that suggests, “It take a village to raise a child.” For some children in our city, their immediate surroundings can unravel, leaving them without a center. This is where Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) past President and sustaining member Trish Hobson and her incredible team at Charlotte’s non-profit, The Relatives,…

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We Built This City: Carrie Cook & EmpowHERment

By Jenifer Spencer On her journey of empowerment and her mission to amplify women and their stories, Carrie Cook has built a career supporting the women around her, while building one of Charlotte’s most impressive resumes. Carrie previously worked for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, as the VP of Talent Development and Economic Growth. While at the Chamber, she helped…

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We Built This City: Deborah Harris

By Olivia Hubert Charlotte is home to many artists and patrons who love the arts. Almost thirty years ago Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) Sustainer Deborah Harris helped build the Queen City by spearheading the creation of one of Charlotte’s most popular performing arts venues — the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. She went on to become the Founding Chairman,…

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#TransferThursday – Amélie Verma

My family and I moved to Charlotte from northern New Jersey in the fall of 2018 in what was a whirlwind of a few months.  I had my third child in July, had just stepped into a new role at a bank in New Jersey, and I was on the Board of the Junior League of Bergen County (JLBC) as…

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We Built This City: Becky Carney

By Ty Chandler Sitting at her desk at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, State Representative Becky Carney just stopped.  Not by choice. Quit isn’t a word in Carney’s vocabulary. But her body had quit on her. She had suffered cardiac death.  For some the story would end there, but for Rep. Carney this was just one of many life challenges…

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We Built This City: Martha Alexander

By Paige Laurain Martha Alexander has made her mark in politics and in the lives of countless women. As a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, she advocated for issues including child daycare standards, racial justice, chemical dependency and mental health. She credits her time in the Junior League with helping her develop some of the skills necessary…

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We Built This City: Jane McIntyre

By Morgan McDonald You may know Jane McIntyre as the former CEO of the United Way of the Central Carolinas, the 2014 Woman of the Year, a Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, former CEO of YWCA, or a number of other titles. You may not know that this decorated philanthropist started her successful career as a member of…

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We Built This City: Betsy Conway

By Carson Fraser Building strong relationships: something most of us look to do as members of the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC), and one of the first things Betsy Conway thinks of when reflecting back on her time with the JLC. As a Charlotte native, Betsy knew after moving home from earning her undergraduate degree from the University of…

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