Margaret E. Broadwell
Oxford Who’s Who has inducted Ms. Margaret E. Broadwell into the highest Professional Distinction “Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition” due to her highly creative and unique businesses as well as her political roles as First Female Mayor of Morrisville, NC and Council member. Ms. Broadwell is one of a few special honorees distinguished based on her professional accomplishments, leadership abilities, years of service, entrepreneurial skills, and the credentials she has provided. After serving 14 years as a local elected official and as the first woman Mayor in Morrisville, N.C., Margaret E. Broadwell is now concentrating her efforts into building two of her businesses by utilizing her marketing, sales and entrepreneurial experience to offer original products to a wide audience. Oxford Who's Who proudly endorses Ms. Margaret E. Broadwell and her businesses. Ms. Margaret E, Broadwell welcomes invitations for keynote speaking events.
Ms. Broadwell has created two businesses to meet the needs of a wide audience. As the designer and creator of Jewels by Margaret, Ms. Broadwell uses mostly real gemstones and other natural materials from the earth to create some very delightful pieces. Examples of her line include jade, amber, turquoise, garnet, as well as shell, freshwater pearls, and other interesting finds. Ms. Broadwell is responsible for the creation, organization and production of all aspects necessary to provide beautiful, original, products. Viewable at www.jewelsbymargaret.com. Ms. Broadwell’s LeatherWraps business products represent exquisite, one of a kind ladies leather shawls, creations designed and hand crafted by local artisans of Ecuador. She serves both wholesale and retail customers. Her online retail store displays some of Ecuador's richest heritage in this unique fashion accessory made by its people. Notably, her LeatherWraps were featured in Vogue, Paris edition, April 2013 magazine. Viewable at www.leather-wraps.com. Variety Venues, LLC, was formed expressly to organize and produce the Winterfest Parade and Festival for Morrisville, NC in 2011 & 2012. Registered with the NC Secretary of State’s office, Variety Venues, LLC can engage in the production of any community event. One of Ms. Broadwell’s greatest accomplishments to date was serving 14 nonconsecutive years on the Morrisville Town Council beginning in 1984 and ending in 2013, and as the First Woman Mayor in Morrisville, N.C. In 2014, she ran for the NC House, District 40 seat, in the Legislature on the Democratic ticket. Ms. Broadwell also serves on the North Carolina Democratic Party State Executive Committee. In 1984, the same year Margaret became a Licensed Realtor, Morrisville had a population of less than 300 and the town lacked many necessary services and programs needed to support a growing community. “I have a genuine desire to serve and provide for the public good,” Margaret said, noting that the town boasts more than 23,000 residents today. “I believe that our citizens deserve a high quality of life and by having participated as an elected official it gave me the authority to adopt policies to protect their properties, their families, and their work opportunities. There is never a dull moment in local government and it’s very rewarding in and of itself when you ‘feel the love’ of your community.” Ms. Broadwell continues today to demonstrate her desire to serve the public while developing two thriving retail businesses. She is an active member of The Woman's Club of Raleigh, an organization known for raising money for community projects and services. She is also a former Board Member and current Advisory Board Member of the Kaleidoscope Charter High School. Once the school is approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education, it will be the first public high school ever in Morrisville. The school’s focus will be on core curriculum and specialize in the arts and technology. With plans to write her first book about her life experiences in Morrisville over the past 30 years, Margaret hopes to inspire and educate readers on what it takes to be an honest public servant and hard worker who genuinely strived to produce a better quality of life for the many families in her community.