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Enterprising Women Magazine Announces
2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners

Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes World’s Top Women Entrepreneurs

RALEIGH, N.C. December 11, 2017 – Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the winners of the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Honorees will be recognized at the 16th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, to be held from Sunday, March 4 to Tuesday, March 6 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, Florida.

The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.

Award winners were recognized in seven categories this year: annual sales revenues of more than $100 million; annual sales revenues of more than $25 million and up to $100 million; annual sales revenues of more than $10 million and up to $25 million; annual sales revenues of more than $5 million and up to $10 million; annual sales revenues of more than $2 million and up to $5 million; annual sales revenues of more than $1 million and up to $2 million; and annual sales revenues of up to $1 million.

Winners in the “over $100 million in annual revenues” category:

Shaza Andersen, WashingtonFirst Bank, Reston, VA
Gina Diez Barroso, Grupo Diarq, Mexico City, Mexico
Helen Hanna Casey, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Pittsburgh, PA
Ranjini Poddar, Artech Information Systems LLC, Morristown, NJ
Jill Gwaltney, Rauxa, Costa Mesa, CA

Winners in the “over $25 million and up to $100 million in annual revenues” category:

Donna Fleming, Litespeed Electric, New York, NY
Rosana Privatera Blondo, Mark One Electric Co., Kansas City, MO
Meredith Leapley, Leapley Construction, Atlanta, GA
Lenora Payne, Technology Group Solutions, Lenexa, KS
Vanessa Ogle, Enseo, Richardson, TX
Emma Sopko, PotomacWave, Alexandria, VA
Kathy Raffa, Raffa P.C., Washington, DC
Arria M. Hines, Allegheny Science & Technology, Bridgeport, WV
Lisa Miller, encompas, Kansas City, MO
Judy Nystrom, Legacy Staffing LLC, Garfield Heights, OH
Gay Gaddis, T3, Austin, TX
Kip Hollister, Hollister Staffing, Boston, MA
Elizabeth Blount McCormick, UNIGLOBE Travel Designers, Columbus,OH
Barbara Potter, TJ Potter Trucking Inc., Becker, MN
Megan Smith, Symbia Logistics, Edwards, CO
Amy Bayer, PorchLight Real Estate Group, Denver, CO

Winners in the “over $10 million and up to $25 million in annual revenues” category:

Jacky Noons, 3 Men Movers, Houston, TX
Sara Moola, Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting, Tampa, FL
Margaret Wood, PhD, WOOD Consulting Services, Inc, Fulton, MD
Merrilee Kick, BuzzBallz/ Southern Champion LLC, Carrollton, TX
Donna Cooper, ProSource Consulting, LLC, Gainesville, VA
Elise Benedict-Howard, University Moving & Storage/ northAmerican Van Lines, Farmington Hills, MI
Martha Montoya, AGTools/ Viva Produce, Orange, CA
Cassandra Farrington, MJ Biz Daily, Denver, CO
Kathryn Freeland, A-TEK, Inc., McLean, VA
Rochelle Rivas, DARTON Group Consulting, Charlotte, NC
Wendi Breuer, SeaChange Print Innovations, Plymouth, MN
Jennifer Breen, Suite Home Chicago, Chicago, IL
Rashmi Chaturvedi, Kaygen, Inc., Irvine, CA
Sandy Rubinstein, DXAgency, Edgewater, NJ
Katherine Prokop Christmas, Arrowhead Promotion and Fulfillment Co., Inc., Grand Rapids MN
Tylie Jones Savage, Tylie, Burbank, CA
Kristi Mirambell, K-Belle Consultants, LLC, New Orleans, LA

Winners in the “over $5 million and up to $10 million in annual revenues” category:

Gail Paserba, International Quality Consultants, Inc., Butler, PA
Kim Heathcott, Clarion Security, Memphis, TN
Limaris Alvarado, ECHO Consulting Group, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Annette Johnson, CMT Services, Inc., Hyattsville, MD
Rose Brand, Rose L. Brand & Associates, P.C., Albuquerque, NM
Rachel Wong Mai Kim, Marunda Utama Engineering PTE LTD, Singapore
Kimberly Moore, KDM Engineering, Chicago, IL
Jessica Billingsley, MJ Freeway, Denver, CO
Sudha Mathew, TalTeam Inc., Herndon, VA
Anne Trompeter, Live Marketing, Evanston, IL
Zawadi Bryant, Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care, Sugar Land, TX
Joelle Brock, Leading EDJE, Dublin, OH
AnithaTimiri Gopalakrishnan, ePathUSA Inc., Des Moines, IA
Vicki S. LaRose, Civil Design Inc., St. Louis, MO
Sandy Lish, The Castle Group, Boston, MA
Erica Hughes, Accent Group Solutions, St. Louis, MO
Erin Allen, Contemporaries, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
Suzanne Simpson, HRSG, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sabina Gault, Konnect Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Sandy Marsico, Sandstorm Design, Chicago, IL

Winners in the “over $2 million and up to $5 million in annual revenues” category:

Joan Francy, AdMed, Inc., New Hope, PA
Willow Marr, M2 Strategy, Inc., McLean, VA
Nancy Klensch, Summit Kids, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Lynn M. Souza, Connect Computer, Inc., Fairfield, CT
Pamela Fay, Lightning Bay Pneu-Draulics,Tampa, FL
Carrie Rich, The Global Good Fund, Columbia, MD
Mary Lawrence, RichardsGraphic Communications, Inc., Bellwood, IL
Marri Aviza and Lisa Norgrove, Rumors Salon & Spa, Latham, NY
Lorraine D’Alessio, D’Alessio Law Group, Los Angeles, CA
Theresa Payton, Fortalice Solutions LLC, Charlotte, NC
Cheryl Nicholas, PhD, InnerVision Inc., Charlotte, NC
Nicole Levine, Home Clean Home Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Alexis Malatino-Jenkins, Humdinger Productions, Crofton, MD
Sara M. Moylan, Shefit Apparel,Hudsonville, MI
Kelley Taylor, Taylor Construction Management, LLC, Houston, TX
Carrie Jokiel, ChemTrack Alaska, Inc., Anchorage, AK
Anab Ali, Oasis Home Healthcare Inc., Ashburn, VA
Ronda Jackson, Décor Interior Design, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Rachel Christenson, Selling Energy, Burlingame, CA
Kimberly Baeth, Golden Openings, Inc., Urbandale, IA
Doris Sammut Bonnici, Green Skip Services, Ltd., Maghtab, Malta
Heather Quick, The Quick Law Group, Jacksonville, FL
Davia Temin, Temin and Company, New York, NY
Mandy Arnold, Gavin Advertising, York, PA

Winners in the “over $1 million and up to $2 million in annual revenues” category:

Ashley Harris, LoveBug Probiotics, New York, NY
Megan McCann, McCann Partners, Chicago, IL
Lesa Seibert, Mightily, LLC, Louisville, KY
Kirsti Tcherkoyan, Options4Growth, Walnut Creek, CA
Patricia Shall, Creative Benefits & Insurance Solutions, Utica, MI
Jennifer O’Brien, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS, Royal Oak, MI
Margo Jacquot, PsyD, The Juniper Center, Park Ridge, IL
Luisa Guzman, Transearch International, Miami, FL
Dana Stallings, Kilwins Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Kirsten Curry, Leading Retirement Solutions, Seattle, WA
Darnyelle A. Jervey, Incredible One Enterprises, LLC, Newark, DE
Helen Levinson, Indigo Interactive, Chicago, IL
Anna Birch, Adventure Links, Clifton, VA
Sue Hawkes, YESS!- Your Extraordinary Success Strategy, Minneapolis, MN
Patience Nyaoga, Tintoria Limited, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Judy Klein, inKlein Consulting LLC, Newtown, PA
Michelle DeClerck, Conference Event Management, Des Moines, IA
Joi Beasley, GOGO Business Communications, Inc., Houston, TX

Winners in the “up to $1 million in annual revenues” category:

Nicole Cober, Cober, Johnson & Romney, Washington, DC
Stephanie Sage, Sage Restoration, Inc., Overland Park, KS
LaSonya Berry, McPherson Berry, Ellenwood, GA
Helena de Abreu e Rodrigues, AllBy, Lisbon, Portugal
Glynis Gillot, The GGD Group, Cape Town, South Africa
Constance Elizabeth Swaniker, Accents & Art, Accra, Ghana

The 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference will bring together dynamic women business owners from North America and around the world for two full days of top-notch workshops, networking opportunities, corporate sponsor exhibits, and awards presentations. The celebration will shine the spotlight on honorees, with award presentations at the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Gala Dinner. During the annual “Hall of Fame Luncheon,” one woman entrepreneur will be inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, two women leaders will receive the 2018 Advocacy Award, and one woman will be recognized with the 2018 Legacy Award.

The event is open to award honorees, corporate supporters, members of the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, VIPs in the women’s business community, readers of Enterprising Women magazine, and members of the many partner organizations affiliated with Enterprising Women.

Partner organizations represented on the Enterprising Women Advisory Board and supporting the 2018 event include:

• The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
• Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
• Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
• National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
• National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
• Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW)
• The Global Initiative for Women’s Entrepreneurship Research
• Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
• Quantum Leaps
• Springboard Enterprise
• UnitedSucces
• National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB)
• Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBEC)/Women Entrepreneurs Inc. (WE)
• Women’s Leadership Exchange
• The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)
• Asian Women in Business (AWIB)
• eWomenNetwork (EWN)
• Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC)

QUOTES:

“The recipients of the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards represent an amazing group of women entrepreneurs from across the United States and as far away as Kenya and Malta,” said Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women. “We could not be moreproud to recognize their accomplishments as CEOs of fast-growth companies, community leaders, and role models and mentors to other women and girls. We look forward to shining the spotlight on them at our 16th annual awards event in March.”

DETAILS:

- For more information or to register to attend the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration and Conference, visit http://enterprisingwomen.com.

NEW MEDIA CONTENT:

Enterprising Women Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/EnterprisingWomen
Enterprising Women Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/EWMagazine

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2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Champions

Enterprising Women Magazine Announces
2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Champions
Prestigious Awards Program Introduces List of Honorees

RALEIGH, N.C. December 11, 2017 – Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the winners of the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs, and a new award level introduced in 2016, Enterprising Women of the Year Champions. Both the Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners and Enterprising Women of the Year Champions will be recognized at the 16th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, to be held from Sunday, March 4 to Tuesday, March 6 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, Florida.

The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.

Award winners were recognized in seven categories this year: annual sales revenues of more than $100 million; annual sales revenues of more than $25 million and up to $100 million; annual sales revenues of more than $10 million and up to $25 million; annual sales revenues of more than $5 million and up to $10 million; annual sales revenues of more than $2 million and up to $5 million; annual sales revenues of more than $1 million and up to $2 million; and annual sales revenues of up to $1 million.

For the Champion award category, all revenue levels are represented. While the Enterprising Women of the Year Award winners are receiving a once-in-a-lifetime award and may not apply again in future years, Champions may apply again to earn the Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winner designation.

Below are the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Champions:

Shani Reardon, Modus Direct LLC, Sarasota, FL
Jennifer Baxter, Tennessee Associated Electric, Knoxville, TN
Kimberly Springsteen-Abbott, Commonwealth Capital Corporation, Clearwater, FL
Sonya Hopson, HIRE Strategies, Raleigh, NC
Kari Warberg Block, EarthKind, Inc., Bismark, ND
Ginger Jones, Jones Therapy Services, Franklin, TN
Sally McGhee, McGhee Productivity Solutions, Parker, CO
Nancy Almodovar, Nan and Company Properties/ Christie’s International Real Estate
Shari Verrone, Stackable Sensations, Parsippany, NJ
Moira Vetter, Modo Modo Agency, Atlanta, GA
Rosanne DeTorres, DeTorres&DeGeorge Family Law, Morristown, NJ
Patricia Durocher, Global Cynergies LLC, Scottsdale, AZ
Diana Rodriguez, Service Master by Zaba, Chicago, IL
Caroline Shelly, HF Planners, LLC, Branchburg, NJ
Marie McGrath, Demand Lighting USA, Inc., Austin, TX
Pam Gavin, Gavin Law Offices, Richmond, VA
Gale Glickoff, GD Top Notch Cleaning Service Inc., Redford, MI
Elizabeth Giogi, Mighteor, Denver, CO
Janine Williams, Impulsify, Denver, CO
Nancie Ruder, Noetic Consultants, Bethesda, MD
Paola Martinez McDonald, Olamar Interiors LLC, Bristow, VA
Elaine Economou, MOVE Fitness & Wellness, Ann Arbor, MI
Kara Sax, The Sax Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Katrina Padron, Padron Marketing, Evergreen, CO
Roberta Berkowitz, Prendo Forensics, LLC, Bolton Landing, NY
Michelle Huff Elliot, Strategic Heights Media, New York, NY
Camille Jamerson, CDJ & Associates, Southfield, MI
Erika Moore, Bonlife Coffee Roasters, Cleveland, TN
Vicky Zelen, Zelen Risk Solutions, Jacksonville, FL
Kris Martinez, Martinez Creative Group, St. Charles, IL
Jene’ Hong, Health Wealth, Inc., Overland Park, KS
Jasmine Alcantra, JLA Group, Nantucket, MA

The 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference will bring together dynamic women business owners from North America and around the world for two full days of top-notch workshops, networking opportunities, corporate sponsor exhibits, and awards presentations. The celebration will shine the spotlight on honorees, with award presentations at the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Gala Dinner. During the annual “Hall of Fame Luncheon,” one woman entrepreneur will be inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, two women leaders will receive the 2018 Advocacy Award, and one woman will be recognized with the 2018 Legacy Award.

The event is open to award honorees, corporate supporters, members of the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, VIPs in the women’s business community, readers of Enterprising Women magazine, and members of the many partner organizations affiliated with Enterprising Women.

Partner organizations represented on the Enterprising Women Advisory Board and supporting the 2018 event include:

• The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
• Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
• Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
• National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
• National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
• Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW)
• The Global Initiative for Women’s Entrepreneurship Research
• Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
• Quantum Leaps
• Springboard Enterprise
• UnitedSucces
• National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB)
• Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBEC)/Women Entrepreneurs Inc. (WE)
• Women’s Leadership Exchange
• The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)
• Asian Women in Business (AWIB)
• eWomenNetwork (EWN)
• Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC)

QUOTES:

“With hundreds of women entrepreneurs nominated from across the United States and around the globe, we added a new award category in 2016 to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of a larger group of women worldwide,” said Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women. “These “Champions” excel in a variety of ways – through fast business growth, community leadership or as outstanding role models and mentors in their communities. We look forward to meeting both our Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners, and Enterprising Women of the Year Champions in Miami in early March.”

DETAILS:

- For more information or to register to attend the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, visit http://enterprisingwomen.com.

NEW MEDIA CONTENT:

Enterprising Women Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/EnterprisingWomen
Enterprising Women Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/EWMagazine
Enterprising Women Linked In Page: http://linkedin.com/groups/Enterprising-Women-Magazine-4470189

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Read the full news release.

 

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