Posted: Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013
SouthPark Magazine Executive Editor Sarah Crosland
Sarah Crosland has been blogging for more than a decade. And from fashion to food, she's covered Charlotte both in magazines and online. As the Executive Editor of Magazines for The Charlotte Observer, she's always looking for a great story. Have one? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the fun perks of my job is having the occasional chance to meet celebrities. Theres a thrill that comes from interviewing someone youve seen on the big screenor the cover of a tabloid. But to me theres a person this job allows me to interact with who is often much more interesting:The visionary.These are the people who bring a certain ambitious spark. Sure, they also have talent and ideas, and theyre willing to put in the hard work. But theres something else. When you speak with these people, you cant help but be inspired because you can sense they will almost certainly create positive change.For this months cover feature, Women to Watch, we tracked down nine young women in this city with that spark. From a local philanthropist determined to offer better education to Tanzanian orphans to a stylist set on creating front row fashion events in Charlotte, these are women who are already making a difference. But, as the title says, theyre also women to keep an eye on because with this kind of drive (and dreams), were certain you havent seen the last of them.And speaking of things to watch, Charlottes style scene is fast-growing and this month we cover it throughout the issue. Check out the looks on each of the featured women, who were all dressed by local shops. Also, take a peek at the lineup of upcoming new stores on page 23, and read writer Alison Henrys interview with two local guys creating luxury menswear with Southern twist (page 64).If youre like me, this is the kind of issue that will leave you motivated and craving the opportunity to create. So do it, because Charlotte could always use more visionaries. And were always looking for more inspiring people to feature.
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