The Triangle Business Journal honored Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Chief Executive Officer Rusine Mitchell Sinclair with its Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award on August 23. The weekly business journal reports that for Sinclair, the glass ceiling is a dance floor, not an obstacle. The CEO of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines and former vice president at IBM, Sinclair smashed through the ceiling as an accomplished businesswoman whose instincts, even as a young graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have kept her ahead of the trends and on the payroll.
The Women in Business awards program recognizes Triangle women who have proven to be dynamic and outstanding leaders with established track records of significant accomplishments in business and/or community service. Judges pored through more than 160 entries to come up with this year’s crop of 26 winners, with Sinclair taking top honors with the lifetime achievement honor.