|Saulsby Honored By Triangle Business Journal|
WRAL-TV Anchor Pam Saulsby joined an impressive group of women, including NC First Lady Mary Easley and NC State Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, as a recipient of the 2003 Women in Business Awards. The Triangle Business Journal made the presentation at a luncheon at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh on Thursday, August 7, 2003.
Saulsby received induction into the elite group along with 24 other women, chosen from well over 100 nominations. TBJ Publisher Charlene Grunwaldt said the awards honor women in all areas of business for their success, but also for their efforts in helping others be successful.
In her introduction Saulsby was quoted as saying receiving a state award for helping the Department of Health and Human Services in its child adoption program is one of three most memorable highlights of her career. The other two were meeting Nelson Mandela and receiving a national Emmy.
“Right now I am convinced I have the best job in the country, getting to stay on top of big news stories and meeting many wonderful people from diverse walks of life,” she commented.
When asked about her job as anchor, when receiving the award, Saulsby said, “The most difficult aspect [of my job] perhaps come with having to interact with people in the throes of disaster, tragedy, and pain. It is a real challenge as a journalist to transition from stories of despair to routine everyday matters.”
Senator Elizabeth Dole greeted the crowd.
US Senator Elizabeth Dole delivered the keynote address, talking about many glass ceilings she faced and broke as a female. The first female to represent North Carolina as a Senator in Washington, Dole also served as the first female Secretary of Transportation and the first female President of the American Red Cross in 100 years.
“The power of women helping women should not be underestimated,” said Dole. “We need to reach out to the young women behind us.”