Women’s History Month is designed to celebrate the women and their contributions to history.  With the help of the National Women’s History Alliance and President Jimmy Carter, March 8th was designated Women’s History Week. As time went on and the week was continuously celebrated, in 1987, Congress claimed March as Women’s History Month.

The stations of Beasley Media Group Fayetteville are honoring some of the women who have played a part in making our community great over the years. We’ll have new bios appearing all month, so check back to see and hear inspiring stories from the champions of Fayetteville and our region.

  • Olga "Bo" Thorp

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    Today we honor CFRT Founding Artistic Director Olga “Bo” Thorp, dedicating 50 years to the Cape Fear Regional Theatre. As one of the longest tenured female Artistic Directors in the U.S, Olga believed in the power of the arts and its ability to inspire joy, compassion, and understanding. As the heartbeat of CFRT since 1963, we celebrate the life and work of Olga “Bo” Thorp this Women’s History Month. Bo died on October 14, 2022, leaving behind an unmatched legacy in our community.

  • Tammy Thurman

    tammy thurmanTammy Thurman is a #1 Bestselling Author, philanthropist, motivational speaker, mentor, community leader, radio talk show host, executive producer, and Woman of God. She is the founder and CEO of A Nation of Sisters. As CEO of A Nation of Sisters she empowers, inspires, and motivate a multitude of females of all ages and color to be the best they can be to themselves and their communities. During her 20-year tenure in the natural gas industry, she has held numerous positions and is currently the Sr. Community Relations and Government Affairs manager for Piedmont Natural Gas.  Tammy builds sustainable relationships with key community stakeholders, and appointed community groups.


    She holds several advisory board seats to include North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Advisory Board Committee, Event Judge for Ethics Bowl Competition, Greater Fayetteville Chamber Military Advisory Council Board Member: SIM conference Chair and previous USO of North Carolina @ Ft. Bragg. The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County “True to Yourself” Black History month committee member.  She is a previous Board member of United Way of Cumberland County Board of Directors: Marketing Chair, Greater Fayetteville Chamber Board of Directors: former Vice Chair, 2022 Board Chair; CEO/President Search/Nominating committee Chair. She is currently a Cape Fear Valley Medical Hospital Board Trustee: Compensation and School of Medicine committee member.  She is a current Board Trustee at Fayetteville Technical School.  She is a previous Co Chair for Go Red for Women under the American Heart Association.  She has been recognized for outstanding business partnership with Cumberland County Schools, support with the Armed Services YMCA, USO of NC at Ft. Bragg and as an ambassador for Leadership Ft. Bragg.


    Tammy is a two-time Athena Award nominee, United Way of Cumberland County Loaned Executive of the Year, an alumnus of Leadership North Carolina, a recipient of the prestigious 45 under 45 of St. Augustine’s University and the prestigious 2019 Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service.   She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from St. Augustine’s University and is a licensed Elder at her church.

  • Carolyn Justice-Hinson

    carolyn justice hinsonCarolyn Justice-Hinson is an East Carolina Graduate, and started her career in collegiate athletics, as an assistant sports information director.

    She has 32 years of experience in the communications field, and has been with the Fayetteville Public Works Commission for 25 years. In 2012, Carolyn became one of the first female officers when she was named communications and community relations officer.

    Carolyn has been the face of PWC’s United Way campaign and earned her the spirit of North Carolina award for 16 years.

    She is the producer of the PWC Connections TV show, earning her a Telly Award, as recognized by national videographers as the industry standard.

    Carolyn’s accolades are vast, and we’re honored to pay tribute to her this Women’s History Month.