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In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating and honoring the remarkable contributions of Fredericksburg women who are shaping our community’s legacy and future. Our town’s history is rich with stories of resilience, innovation, and leadership, thanks to the myriad of women who are leaving marks on our society. From trailblazers in diversity and inclusion to leaders in business and the arts, their achievements not only inspire but also illuminate the path for future generations. Join us in paying tribute to these extraordinary women, whose strength and vision are enriching our cultural fabric and propelling our community forward. This month, we invite you to explore their stories, celebrate their achievements, and reflect on their enduring impact on our lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia and the world at large.

Black and white picture Meegana Henry, executive director of Fredericksburg Pride. Sitting on a brick steps smiling at the camera.

Meegana Henry

Founder and Executive Director of Fredericksburg Pride

black and white photo of Roxanna Snead. Smiling at the camera and has her arms crossed in front of her. Blurred background of her farm field.

Roxanna Snead

Co-Owner and Vice President of Braehead Farm

WHM - Gaila Sims FAM

Dr. Gaila Sims

Curator of African American History and Special Projects at Fredericksburg Area Museum

WHM - Sonja Cantu

Sonja Cantu

Public Information Officer for City of Fredericksburg

WHM Heidi Drummond - DermaEnvie

Heidi Drummond

Owner of DermaEnvie

Teresa Strickland & Leanne Kelly - Southern Accents

Teresa Strickland & Leanne Kelly

Co-Owners of Southern Accents

WHM - Michelle Duggins

Michelle Duggins

Owner of Michelle’s Table

WHM - Suzie Grumko Fredericksburg Food Co-op

Suzie Grumko

General Manager of Fredericksburg Food Cooperative

WHM - Scarlett Pons Ponshop

Scarlett Pons

Co-Owner of Ponshop Studio

Maureen Bartosh 25 30 Espresso

Maureen Bartosh

Owner of 25 30 Espresso

WHM - April Peterson River Rock

April Peterson

Co-Owner of River Rock Outfitter

WHM - Latasha Brooks

Latasha Brooks

CEO of Coach Brooks Business Consulting

WHM -Anne Kemp

Anne Kemp

Owner of Dragonfly Yoga Studio

WHM - Javonne Kirby RACSB

Javonne Kirby

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist at Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

WHM - Megan Stewart Reign

Megan Stewart

Owner of REIGN The Venue