Women Making a Mark: Jennifer Barlament

It’s no surprise that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Jennifer Barlament had a music-filled childhood, studying clarinet for years and playing violin with the Savannah Symphony Youth Orchestra, among other musical accomplishments.

Women Making a Mark: Marty Kemp

It is traditional for Georgia’s first ladies to choose specific causes to champion, and when Marty Kemp’s husband, Brian, was elected governor in 2018, she already held a few issues close to her heart. But two weeks before stepping into the role, she attended a press conference at Atlantic Station about human trafficking.

Women Making a Mark: Mini’imah Shaheed

In 2012, Mini’imah Shaheed had the unique opportunity to design a school for which she would serve as founding principal.

Women Making a Mark: Lauren Spanjer Bricks

On April 1, 2020, Lauren Spanjer Bricks’s world changed in an instant. That day, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorization for a COVID-19 PCR test developed by Ipsum Diagnostics, a Sandy Springs–based company that Bricks co-founded in 2016.

Women Making a Mark: Angelica Hairston

From Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” to Beyoncé’s “Black Parade,” music has long served as an outlet for those advocating for social justice.

Women Making a Mark: Mary Chatman

Whether entering a boardroom or counseling a young employee eager to make an impression, Dr. Mary Chatman always hears her late father’s voice: “Be your best self, look the part, and never hide.”

Women Making a Mark: Amy Dosik

Amy Dosik has remarked that she 
has one son—and 36,000 girls. As the chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Dosik’s mission is to help develop competence and confidence in thousands of local girls, so they’ll thrive 
in college, a career, and community life.

Women Making a Mark: Laura Rittenberg

Laura Rittenberg’s passion for real estate began 40 years ago, and she can’t imagine doing anything else.

Women Making a Mark: Michele Stumpe

Michele Stumpe’s list of charitable contributions and professional accomplishments is so lengthy, it reads like fiction, but the truth is that she’s built her life around making a difference.

Women Making a Mark: Ilham Askia

Roughly 80 percent of Americans charged with a crime cannot afford a lawyer and put their fate in the hands of a public defender. These court-appointed advocates typically face staggering caseloads and an entrenched culture of expediency.

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