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Congratulations to Our Class of 2014!

Hundreds of entries for this year's Enterprising Women of the Year Awards poured into Enterprising Women magazine's headquarters from around the world this fall. Following the close of nominations, the magazine's editorial team undertook the difficult process of reviewing each nominee's adherence to the award criteria and then narrowing the field to a round of semi-finalists. Members of the magazine's Advisory Board joined the editorial team for the detailed final selection round, which ended with the naming of our 2014 class of Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners and Honorable Mention recipients.

Congratulations to all the Winners and Honorable Mention recipients of the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Each and every one of you can be proud of your inspiring achievements!

2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference

Our Picture Gallery From the Awards

Save the Dates March 2-4, 2014
and Make Plans to Join Us

The 2014 Celebration and Conference — our 12th annual gathering — will be in a beautiful new location: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida, where you will enjoy sunsets over the water, a world-class spa, and outstanding shopping nearby.

The Awards Celebration and Conference will shine the spotlight on the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Award winners and finalists, who will be presented with their awards during the March 4 Enterprising Women of the Year Gala Awards Dinner.

Other highlights of the March 2-4 event include:

  • the annual Enterprising Women Hall of Fame Luncheon, during which two outstanding women entrepreneurs will be inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame.
  • a full schedule of workshops March 3, including a track for international attendees;
  • new "Learning Labs," hosted by corporate sponsors and offering access to supplier diversity officers, focus groups on new products and services, and other topics of educational interest to attendees;
  • the annual meeting of the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, a 140+ member board of outstanding women entrepreneurs, leaders of the major non-profit organizations that support women's entrepreneurship, and top corporate representatives; and
  • a multitude of opportunities to network with — and learn from — the prestigious members of the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, award honorees, corporate representatives, and other women business owners from North America and around the globe.

Key Links for Celebration Attendees:

  • Register now for the Awards Celebration.
  • Reserve your hotel room online or call 888-838-3439 and reference the 12th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards. Please Note: The hotel has informed us that guests who cancel previously reserved rooms after Feb. 10 will be charged for one night's stay ($289).
  • Save 5% on your airfare. American Airlines has partnered with Enterprising Women magazine and is offering a special discount of 5% for registrants attending the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration and Conference. Get the details.

Congratulations to the following members of the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Class of 2014!

Winners in the More than $25 million in annual sales revenues category

    • Cindy Monroe, Thirty-One Gifts, Columbus, OH
    • Veronica Edwards, InGenesis, Inc., San Antonio, TX
    • Carmen Jacob, NextGen Information Services, Inc., St. Louis, MO
    • Mary Kariotis, Merrimak Capital Company, LLC, Novato, CA
    • Sabina Teshler, SET Creative, Portland, OR
    • Tracy Balazs, Federal Staffing Resources, LLC dba FSR, Annapolis, MD

Winners in the More than $10 million and up to $25 million in annual sales revenues category

    • Lili Hall, KNOCK, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
    • Jeanne Groenewald, Elgin Free Range Chickens Pty Ltd., Grabouw, Western Cape, South Africa
    • Sonia Clayton, Virtual Intelligence Providers, LLC, Houston, TX
    • Margrit Wolff, Mercury Freight (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Grace Amey-Obeng, FC Group of Companies Ltd., Accra North, Ghana
    • Neli Vazquez-Rowland, A Safe Haven Foundation, Chicago, IL
    • Karen Emanuel, Key Production (London) Ltd., London, UK
    • Linda Moraski, PeopleSERVE Inc., Chestnut Hill, MA

Winners in the More than $5 million and up to $10 million in annual sales revenues category

    • Heena P. Sampat, Horizon Travel LLC, Richardson, TX
    • Marla Kott, Imprint Plus, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
    • Amy Winfield, Suburban Auto Seat Co. Inc., Lodi, NJ
    • Sonja N. Hines, H & S Resources Corporation, Columbia, MD
    • Kim Shepherd, Decision Toolbox, Irvine, CA
    • Kathie H. Okun, The Okun Group, Inc., Hunt Valley, MD
    • Mina Ebrahimi, Saint Germain Catering, Vienna, VA
    • Darlene Panzitta, DSP Clinical, Parsippany, NJ
    • Heather Manley, On-Demand Services Group, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
    • Traci O'Bryan, Arcturis, St. Louis, MO
    • Deyona (Dee) Hays, Excellence Engineering, Tulsa, OK
    • Necole Parker, The ELOCEN Group, LLC, Washington, DC
    • Debbi Shapiro, Henderson Shapiro Peck, Roswell, GA
    • Chris Harvey, The Design Factory/Network Convention Services, Las Vegas, NV
    • Heather L. Cole, Lodestar Solutions, Tampa, FL

Winners in the More than $2 million and up to $5 million in annual sales revenues category

    • Amanda Gorecki, Healing Waters Spa & Cosmetic Clinic, Wichita, KS
    • Molly Gimmel, Design to Delivery Inc., Bethesda, MD
    • Caroline Houghton, Rapid Allweiler Group, Isando, South Africa
    • Kimberly A. Blackwell, PMM Agency, Columbus, OH
    • Gail Downing, Acorn Group Holdings, Gauteng, South Africa
    • Elaine E. Bedel, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
    • Ginger Sloan, GS Companies, Edmond, OK
    • Angela Margolit, Bluebird Auto Rental Systems, Dover, NJ
    • Christine Phipps, Phipps Reporting, West Palm Beach, FL
    • Gina Merritt, Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, Washington, DC
    • Yomna El Sheridy, Special Food Industry International, Cairo, Egypt
    • Karen Rossilli-Kiefer, PAR Flooring, Inc., Morristown, NJ
    • Jaime Melissa Cooper, RezBiz, LLC, Naples, FL
    • Stephanie D. Johnson, Bed Rest Concierge LLC, Frisco, TX
    • Lynn Bardowski, Million Dollar Party Girl, Audubon, NJ
    • Ryann Wayne, The Frontier Project, LLC, Richmond, VA
    • Fenella Yin Fang Kim, Reliance Star Payment Services, Oakland Gardens, NY
    • Andrea Heuston, Artitudes Design, Inc., Issaquah, WA

Winners in the More than $1 million and up to $2 million in annual sales revenues category

    • Elizabeth Colon, Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions, LLC, Chicago, IL
    • Susan McGlory Michel, Glen Eagle Advisors, LLC, Princeton, NJ
    • Jessie Boucher, Jessie et Laurent, San Rafael, CA
    • Kristine Jones, New England Flagger Services, LLC, Willimantic, CT
    • Emily McKhann and Cooper Munroe, The Motherhood, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Jennifer Pearlman, MD, PearlMD Rejuvenation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Elizabeth W. Thande, PJ Flowers Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya
    • Sherry Moran, Tribeca Limited (trading as Tribeca Knowledge), London, UK
    • Stacie M. Curtis, CW Solutions, Millstone Township, NJ
    • Sumita Ghose, Rangsutra Crafts India, New Delhi, India
    • Laurie Rowen and Erin Giglia, Montage Legal Group, Irvine, CA
    • Jane Shanab, Spark Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Wendy van Ierschot, Van Ierschot b.v., Heemstede, The Netherlands
    • Marty Britton, Britton Management Profiles, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Winners in the Up to $1 million in annual sales revenues category

    • Vanessa Ho, Anaqua Chemical Supply Company, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong
    • Patricia Okelo, Willart Productions Limited, Nairobi, Kenya
    • Kizzy M. Parks, PhD, KPC, Melbourne, FL
    • Anna Pappas, KnowQ Solutions, Northbrook, IL
    • Nancy Victor, Help Me!! Tech Team, San Antonio, TX
    • Angela Hirata, HPS, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    • Melissa Lagowski, Big Buzz IdeaGroup, Chicago, IL
    • Dawn Welch, Rock Cafe, Stroud, OK

Congratulations to the following individuals, who were chosen as Honorable Mention recipients for the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards and also will be recognized March 2-4 in Sarasota:

    • Dayna Gilchrist, The Hype Agency, Salem, NH
    • Lee Anne Davis, PromoVentures, Inc., San Diego, CA
    • Sabrina Lloyd, Lloyd Agencies LLC, Schaumburg, IL
    • Mashell Carissimi, JMC Electrical Contractor, LLC, St. Clair Shores, MI
    • Christine J. Hammerlund, Assured Healthcare Staffing, Gurnee, IL
    • Margarita McClure, Blueberry Diapers, Knoxville, TN
    • Lisa Druxman, FIT4MOM, San Marcos, CA
    • Bonnie Hixson, HB MediaWorks, LLC, Lubbock, TX
    • Navjot Bajwa, Ocean Mist Inc., Schaumburg, IL
    • Gayle Stack, EverStar Realty, Kennewick, WA
    • Patricia Shaw, CLR Auto Transport Corporation, Merrillville, IN
    • Amy Beth Treciokas, Yoga Now Inc., Chicago, IL
    • Michele Ruiz, Ruiz Strategies, Los Angeles, CA
    • Kelley Parlier, YES Communications Inc., Coppell, TX
    • Selina Kedziora, G. Adams Restoration LLC, Philadelphia, PA
    • Jessica Boni, Bliss Bridal, Cheshire, CT
    • Caroline Worley, Worley Law, LLC, Westerville, OH
    • Brigitte Connors, Meeting Industry Experts, Schenectady, NY
    • Dr. Marlene N. Mahipat, Mediquest, LLC, Randallstown, MD
    • Daniela Herrmann, Topan AG (Switzerland), Herrliberg, Switzerland
    • Shannon Wilkinson, Reputation Communications, New York, NY
    • Sabine van Egeraat, Outspoken Communication/Exelenti, Huizen, The Netherlands
    • Nance L. Schick, The Law Studio of Nance L. Schick, New York, NY
    • Linda G. Drummond, Drummond Public Relations, Houston, TX
    • Vicki Dau, TeamDau Wellness, Carol Stream, IL
    • Terri Bennett, Terri Bennett Enterprises, LLC, Charlotte, NC
    • Kimble Bosworth, Proforma Printelligence, Nashville, TN

Our Partner Organizations

"There is strong support for this event again this year from corporations that are committed to the growth of women's entrepreneurship," Smiley said.  "Many of these companies have supported this event for a number of years, and three of our sponsors — UPS, American Airlines, and IBM — have supported us for all 12 years that we have held this awards event," Smiley added.

Partner organizations represented on the Enterprising Women Advisory Board and supporting the 2014 event include:


2015 honorees*

2014 honorees*
2013 honorees*
2012 honorees*
2011 honorees*
2010 honorees*
2009 honorees*
2008 honorees*
2007 honorees*
2006 honorees*
2005 honorees*
2004 honorees
2003 honorees

*Please note: Lists marked with an asterisk are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and will require Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader to open, view and print them. For a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here.

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