Women of Change Award

On June 29, 2021, Friends of Oberlin Village Executive Director Sabrina Goode, and nine other extraordinary women, were inducted into the inaugural class of the City of Raleigh CORMuseum’s 2021 Woman of Change award, honoring women of Raleigh who have made our community a better place. The inductees will be recognized with a plaque inscribed with their names and displayed in the museum.

The award ceremony was in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition on view “Women of Change: The Legacy of the 19th Amendment,” chronicling the quests for equal suffrage in 1920 and celebrating a century of struggle and success with artifacts, photos and displays of women who made change happen, including Gertrude Weil, Vivian Irving, and Betty Knudsen. 

Inductees were nominated in response to a request to the public by the Friends of COR Museum seeking women who impacted Raleigh in a positive way, whether they be teachers, elected officials, relatives or colleagues. The following women were selected for the honor:  Megan Cain, Creator & owner of the ZEN Succulent; Gina Stephens, Publisher of Raleigh Magazine; Angela Thorpe, Director of NC African American Heritage Commission; Sabrina Goode, Executive Director of Friends of Oberlin Village; Maggie Kane, Executive Director of A Place at the Table; Dr. Paulette Dillard, President & CEO at Shaw University; Angela Salamanca, Chef & activist, Owner of Centro; Sophie Woo, Managing Director at District C; and Nancy McFarlane, Former Mayor of Raleigh.