PETERSBURG - Councilwoman Treska Wilson-Smith wins WRIC's Remarkable Women contest. Petersburg's Ward 1 representative is honored to have been nominated and elated to have been chosen.
Nominations were sought out by 8News for women who make a difference in self achievement, community contribution and family impact.
"I owe and give God the credit from my life," Wilson-Smith said.
The song "I Am Woman" written by Australian musicians Helen Reddy and Ray Burton inspires Wilson-Smith.
"My father used to play a song every time we got into the car and it would always make me feel empowered as a woman. The song was by Helen Reddy, 'I Am Woman,' Wilson-Smith shared. "I still love it today."
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After I discovered Wilson-Smith had been added to the Remarkable Women of Richmond list, I asked her who she would nominate for the honor. Loving and admiring different women for different reasons, she provided numerous names and professions.
"Being a woman is not a hindrance. It is being a power-packed machine capable of anything and everything," Wilson-Smith exclaimed proudly.
Read this story at progress-index.com for links to learn more about these incredible women and to watch Wilson-Smith's interview with News Anchor Deanna Allbrittin.
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