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FOX8’s winner of the 2023 Remarkable Women of the Piedmont Triad contest is Dr. Irish Spencer.

Dr. Irish Spencer (WGHP)

Dr. Spencer joined us on FOX8 on March 31 to discuss the work that earned her this recognition and the opportunity to move forward to the next stage of Nexstar’s Remarkable Women contest.

Remarkable Women is our way of recognizing the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life.

Nominations were open from Nov. 13 through Dec. 17, 2022. We look for local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. Nominees should exemplify community contribution, self-achievement and innovation, creativity and/or entrepreneurial spirit. Entries must include a short, original essay of 500 words or less about your nominee. Only one entry is allowed per person.

FOX8’s panel of judges review eligible entry essays. Four Triad women are selected as finalists and profiled during the FOX8 6 p.m. news.

One of the four finalists is named Piedmont Triad’s Woman of the Year and wins a $1,000 donation to a charity of her choice!

The Piedmont Triad’s Woman of the Year advances to the semi-finalist regional round. One of seven regional winners is ultimately selected as Nexstar’s Remarkable Woman of 2023.

Please also follow the Remarkable Women Facebook page here for stories about These Remarkable Women across the country!

Susan Hunt

Asheboro, N.C.

After losing her teenage son Keaton to drugs, Susan discovered what she calls her “servant’s heart.” Through Keaton’s Place, she’s now helping others to overcome addiction. Read More

Dr. Irish Spencer

Greensboro, N.C.

Dr. Spencer’s son was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight, and she isn’t the only local mom to have lost a child to gun violence. In Tré’s memory, she’s now working with moms to help them navigate life after tragedy. Read More

Sylvia Mayon

Guilford County, N.C.

Sylvia’s life changed when she adopted Kona, a dog that had been abandoned and was desperate for love. After he passed, she made a decision: “I vowed to be a voice for other abandoned and neglected animals.” Read More

Vicki Miller

High Point, N.C.

As a principal, Vicki saw families’ struggles firsthand. While she was able to do some to help, she always felt like it wasn’t enough. Now, she’s spending her retirement going that extra mile. Read More

Last Year’s Finalists

Our 2022 Piedmont Triad Remarkable Woman of the year was Shirley Greenwood!

Shirley Greenwood


Shirley has given decades of service to the Winston-Salem community, having served as a Winston-Salem deputy, promoting breast cancer awareness and standing up for survivors of rape. Read More →

Gwynne Donohue


Gwynne has dedicated her life to honoring those who have served in the U.S. militay, from serving as a guardian on the Triad Flight of Honor to celebrating homecomings for active duty service men and women.
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Charlotte Evans


Charlotte can’t help but to help others. She is the founder of Freedom Hope Compassionate Ministries, and she works to make sure her non-profit lives up to its name.
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Leah McNair

High Point

Leah is all about bringing people together. Amid the isolation of the pandemic, she started Sister Circle. The group is now 7,000 strong!
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