Our notable Woman of the Year, Jessica Sage, Co‐Owner and Chief Financial Officer for Charleston’s Rigging and Marine Hardware, Inc., providing industrial equipment, custom fabricated rigging and crane services to commercial, government and industrial customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. They currently operate in three locations, have 40 employees, and are aggressively expanding their business in the upstate, North Carolina and Georgia. Ms. Sage is a believer in professional development and has completed leadership courses through the City Chambers of Commerce in both Columbia and Charleston. She is currently active in the Women’s Presidents Organization, a prestigious group that provides training, resources and a wealth of professional support to women who are business owners with a minimum of 2 million product revenues. Ms. Sage is also very active in the Maritime Association of South Carolina and is currently serving on the board.
Past recipients of this prestigious award include Anita Zucker (Chairwoman and CEO of The InterTech Group, 2016), Elizabeth “Liz” Brabham (Wando Trucking, 2015), Barbara Melvin (SC Ports Authority, 2014), Pam Zaresk (Maritime Association of SC, 2013), and Christian MacIver (MeadWestvaco, 2012).
About Charleston Women in International Trade:
Founded in 2001 as a chapter of the International Organization of Women in International Trade, CWIT is a nonprofit professional organization. Our mission is to enhance the status of women who work in the field of international trade by presenting educational and networking events to benefit our common goals. Membership includes both women and men who share an interest in international trade and are professionals in finance, public relations, government, freight forwarding, international law, agriculture, sales and marketing, import/export, logistics, transportation and maritime industries.
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