First Female President of SC Ports Recipient of 2022 Woman of Courage Award


Above (from left): Joanna Lau, South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, Barbara Melvin and Katarina Fjording at the Women for Women Summit.

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, Barbara Melvin, COO of South Carolina Ports, was awarded the Woman of Courage Award at the Second Annual Women for Women summit hosted by the College of Charleston School of Business. The award honors a woman who is a proven and impactful leader who has made a significant achievement in business, the military or politics.

The mission of the summit is to “celebrate, elevate, share and connect with women from across South Carolina.” Co-founded in 2020 by Joanna Lau, founder and CEO of executive consulting and investment company Lau Acquisitions and a member of the School of Business Board of Governors, and Katarina Fjording, head of Volvo Car University and Sustainability Americas at Volvo Cars and a member of the School…

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