CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Queen City News wants to recognize the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities.

Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress, and the quality of life.

March is National Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to recognizing and honoring women for the great contributions they have made to the nation and to their local communities.

Throughout March, Nexstar Media Group and Queen City News will tell the often-overlooked stories of women who inspire and lead in their communities and across the country.

Finalist #1: Tesha Boyd


Several years ago, registered nurse Tesha Boyd started hearing more and more from young girls going through the challenges of teenage life. Read More…

Finalist #2: Lisa Sexton


People may take for granted activities like driving to the store or taking the kids to a playground. But for those with disabilities, it’s a challenge. A wheelchair-accessible van would help, but for many families, something like that is impossible. That’s where Lisa Sexton comes in. Read More…

Finalist #3: Starr Clinton


Starr Clinton was born and raised in Gastonia. Her mother is deaf, and over time, she ended up taking on the role of translator. But she always wondered why it was so hard for people to communicate with her mom, so Starr took action. Read More…

Finalist #4: Narria Philpott


In 2022, Narria opened Transenergy CDL Academy in Gastonia, the first woman-minority-owned school of its kind in the Greater Charlotte area. Narria understood just how important truck drivers are to the U.S. economy. Without them, many of us wouldn’t be able to receive things we need or go about our daily lives. Read More…

One woman will be named Charlotte’s Woman of the Year and win a $1,000 donation to her charity of choice!

From the more than 100 local winners, one woman will be selected and named Nexstar Media Group’s Woman of the Year!