3 Georgian women honored with portraits by credit union

The credit union said it hung a portrait of Rosalynn Carter, Jovita Moore and Sara Blakely daily from March 8-10.

ATLANTIS — Georgia Credit Union celebrates International Women’s History Day by hanging iconic portraits in downtown Atlanta.

Starting March 8, three state personalities will decorate the halls of the credit union. The panel is 450 feet tall and will feature First Lady Rosalynn Carter, former WSB-TV Atlanta news anchor Jovita Moore, and entrepreneur and Spanx founder and executive chairman Sara Blakely.

“We carefully selected three women from different industries who have had a lasting impact on women of all ages around the world,” said Dave Preter, President and CEO of Georgia’s Own Credit Union.

Carter is recognized for advocating for mental health, caregiving, immunization of young children, human rights and conflict resolution through her work at The Carter Center in Atlanta, the credit union’s statement said.

A portrait of Moore will be shown on Wednesday. Her broadcasting career began in 1990 in Arkansas, but eventually Moore moved to Atlanta, where she joined ABC affiliate WSB-TV in 1998. She died of an aggressive form of brain cancer. in 2021 but left a powerful legacy on the show. information industry.

Wrapping up their celebration on Thursday, Georgia’s Own announced they would be featuring a portrait of Blakely. She started her business with $5,000 and revolutionized the underwear industry, Georgia’s Own said in its statement. Blakely was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine and graced the cover of Forbes magazine as the youngest self-made billionaire woman.

“We are proud to recognize these hometown heroes who broke glass ceilings, brought about positive change and charted new paths for future generations of women,” Preter said.

The exhibit runs from March 8-10, with one portrait per day shown across the downtown skyline.

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