You have no doubt seen the adorable storefront of Al & Harry’s Home Fashions while wandering Calhoun Street, and perhaps wandered in to check out the dazzling home décor within. The story behind the storefront, that of owner Alison Fargione, is equally inspiring.

Sarah WrightSarah Wright came to the Lowcountry from Tennessee, and has made her mark on the Lowcountry by creat-ing some of its most memorable events. Her business, Everlasting Memories, runs the gamut from weddings to corporate events, adding flair to each and giving clients peace of mind that their day will be spectac-ular. We picked her brain to see what it’s like being a woman in her field.

For 20 years, Sarah Brooks and her hus-band Todd have been at the helm of Island Getaway, the business founded by Sarah’s father in the late ’80s. Under their lead-ership, and with the help of their staff, it has grown into one of the island’s leading vacation rental companies. 

Laura WullerBroker-in-Charge Laura Wuller became the owner of Coastal Long-Term Rental Company, LLC in 2013 following a ten-year career in both the rental and real estate industries. 

Java BurritoFor six years, Java Burrito has been keeping Hilton Head Island caffeinated and satisfied with their premium burritos and fresh experience. And leading the way has been owner Frederika Liene Feketé. Pour a cup of joe and hear a few thoughts on her success. 

Margaret Pearman has spent the last 10 years as the face of her father’s restau-rant, Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte. Starting out clearing tables at age 10, she has a unique perspective on both taking charge of the family business and being a woman in a leadership role at an island institution.

Bluffton AestheticsIngrid Nivens has long played a leading role in the spinal medicine practice run by her husband, Dr. David Nivens. With Bluffton Aesthetics, she steps into the spotlight at the helm of a full-service medical spa. Here she shares her thoughts on building her own legacy of quality care.

RAISING THE BAR FOR 30 YEARS

When Patti Catalano brought her business, Heritage Fine Jewelry, to Hilton Head 30 years ago, she launched a family legacy. Today, her sons, as well as daughter Jennifer Lance, join her in a business that has consistently raised the bar for exqui-site jewelry on Hilton Head Island. 

BUILDING A GREAT REPUTATION ONE HOME AT A TIME

If there is one industry that is the most difficult for women to break into, it is definitely construction. However as a co-owner of HHI Builders, Danielle Young handles the boy’s club with ease. Working side by side with her husband & their talented team of craftsmen they have transformed numerous villas & homes on Hilton Head Island. Her attention to detail and her commit-ment to excellence is unparalled. Handling design projects, power tools, or P&L’s Danielle excels in all aspects of the business.

When Kelly Ogden launched her Orangetheory Fitness location on Hilton Head Island, she brought one of the most innovative fitness experiences in the world to our little island. Here she shares a few thoughts on how that happened.