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Women to Watch

When it comes to hard work, women know how to get things done. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a professional or personal environment – regardless of the task at hand, we know women who will work until the job is finished, and ensure it was done properly. On the following pages, you’ll find local women in a variety of fields, from finance to event planning, who excel and inspire as they make their marks on Columbia. So, whether you’re looking for a reputable local business or some solid female inspiration, you’ll find it in these “WOMEN TO WATCH.”

Phyllis Nichols

Having a good work-life balance is what Phyllis Nichols considers to be the key to a happy and full life.

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Sarah Harley

Sarah Harley is passionate about helping others — it’s what led her to real estate, where she works each day

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Amber Klempke

Amber Klempke and her husband have been helping people buy and sell their homes for the past six years. “We

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Melodi Wisswell

While Melodi Wisswell, owner and stylist at Platinum Paws, has always had a love and passion for animals, she never

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Jen Hedrick

Jen Hedrick has always had a drive to create. As a child, she was always building with Lego bricks and

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Leslie Shock, M.D.

Becoming a doctor was a childhood dream for Dr. Leslie Shock. Plastic surgery combined her love of art, science and helping

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