The mothers, the millennials, and the mavens. Changing our communities.
This is our seventh annual unveiling of 50 amazing women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good. Meet this West Virginia Wonder Woman, Sarah Williams, and many more that are creating a better West Virginia with their can-do attitudes and Mountain State spirit.
Dedication to Clay
Sarah Williams was a stay at home mom who had a dream of promoting her hometown of Clay and helping it come back to life. She felt the calling was payback after the community helped her when her family lost everything in the flood of 2016. She found a way to do so through Small Town Market.
“My goal is to give back and help families in our community live and thrive. Make a difference and make lives a little easier,” she says. With her father as a confident role model who started his own business, community support and family love motivate Williams. “I have three babies, and I want them to grow up thinking they can do whatever they set their mind to—you are capable, you can be a mom and have a career if that’s what you want to do.”
Small Town Market offers locally sourced meat and produce and accommodates those in Clay’s rural areas by providing a delivery service on weekends. Clay is identified as a food desert and locals desperately need every food resource they can get. Williams’ dedication to help families in her home have helped the town thrive. Her ambition and dedication to bring her hometown back to life makes her remarkable.