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Previous Enterprising Women of the Year Award Recipients

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Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Award

CARY, NC: Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine (www.enterprisingwomen.com), has announced the winners of the 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, as well as a select group of nominees the judges have chosen to recognize for Honorable Mention.  Award winners and Honorable Mention recipients were recognized at an April 4 gala dinner held in their honor during the 11th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration, April 3-4, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

"The Enterprising Women of the Year Class of 2013 is a remarkable group of women leaders," Smiley said. "This annual awards celebration is unlike any other event, because it honors each award recipient and brings together the finest women entrepreneurs from around the world to network, share best practices, and celebrate their amazing achievements. It really is an amazing gathering."

Congratulations to the following members of the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Class of 2013:

Over $25 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis, M. Luis Construction Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD
  • Mary Jamerson, Myers Autoworld, Anderson, IN
  • Elle Kaplan, Lexion Capital Management LLC, New York, NY
  • Lisa Nichols, Technology Partners, Inc., Chesterfield, MO
  • Julie Copeland, Arbill Industries, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
  • Snoekie Mabena-Saleh, S. MAB Agency, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Carmen Solano-De Carrier, Solano De Carrier, Chicago, IL
  • Naseem Karsan, European Oat Millers Ltd., Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Over $10 million and up to $25 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Therese Tucker, BlackLine Systems, Los Angeles, CA
  • Carole Borden, CB Transportation, Chester Springs, PA
  • Michelle Kerr, Oxford Consulting Group, Inc., Westerville, OH
  • Bonnie Hechtkopf, Kobie Marketing, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Jeanette Hernandez-Prenger, ECCO Select, Kansas City, MO
  • Susan St. Germain, TransProject LLC, Houston, TX
  • Lynlee Altman, Pinnacle Construction, Cleveland, OH
  • G. Lavern Jackson, Joint Logistics Managers, Inc., Prince George, VA
  • Eleanor Morgan, MD&E Clarity, Norcross, GA
  • Nathalie R. Doobin, Harvard Services Group, Inc., Whippany, NJ
  • Sarah Robertson, AtoZ Media, Inc., New York, NY
  • Lynda Ellis, Capitol Concierge, Washington, DC

Over $5 million and up to $10 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Joyce Usher-Mesiano, National Brokers Insurance Services & Monarch Intermediaries Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Renée Israel, Doc  Popcorn, Boulder, CO
  • Nancy Welsh, Builders of Hope, Raleigh, NC
  • Stephanie Stober, Flax USA, Goodrich, ND
  • Dr. Elizabeth Mary Okelo, Makini School, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Denise Wilson, Desert Jet, Thermal, CA
  • Brenda Loube, Corporate Fitness Works, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Billie Redmond, TradeMark Properties, Raleigh, NC
  • Sanquinetta Dover, DoverStaffing, Inc. and DoverSolutions, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Megan Driscoll, PharmaLogics Recruiting, Braintree, MA

Over $1 million and up to $5 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Jessica Rodriguez,  Art Atlas Peru, Arequipa, Peru
  • Sally Webb Berry, The Special Event Company, Durham, NC
  • Filomena Maria Merszei, Jeeves (HK) Ltd., Aberdeen, Hong Kong
  • Kathy Dawson, Dawson & Dawson Inc., Mission Viejo, CA
  • Maria Ivon Abuawad, Laboratorio Cosmetico Colorbel S.A., Santiago, Chile
  • Sunny Chico, SPC Consulting, LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Reshma Moorthy, Frontier Technologies, Inc., Wilmington, DE
  • Kimberly Martinez, Bonitas International, Newbury, OH
  • Pamela Eyring, The Protocol School of Washington, Columbia, SC
  • Patti Winstanley, Aztec Promotional Group LP, Austin, TX
  • Poonam Gupta-Krishnan, Iyka Enterprises, Inc., Aurora, IL
  • Carrie Peele, Blue Diamond Worldwide Transportation, Raleigh, NC
  • Nancy Hyde, CPA, CVA, Hyde & Company CPAs, PC, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Nomahlubi V. Simamane, Zanusi Brand Solutions, Randburg, South Africa
  • Janvi Patel, Halebury, London, United Kingdom
  • Michelle Booysen, Pétanque Consultancy, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Pamela Robinson, Financial Voyages LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • Linda Cromwell, Being There Senior Care, Catonsville, MD
  • Seonaid Mackenzie, Sturgeon Ventures LLP, London, United Kingdom
  • Caryn Kopp, Kopp Consulting, LLC, Bedminster, NJ
  • Vickie Rock, Victoria Court Reporting, Videography and Transcription Service, Inc., Chicago, IL

Up to $1 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Robin Bailey, The Legacy Connection, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Joy Lynn Fields , Joy Lynn, Inc., Roswell, GA
  • Romana Fantini, Pino Gelato, Hilton Head, SC
  • Stephanie Friese Aron, Pursley Friese Torgrimson, Atlanta, GA
  • Helen Jamieson, Jaluch Ltd. and Leadership 5000 Ltd., Ringwood, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Esther Silver-Parker, The Silver-Parker Group, Bentonville, AR
  • Lynley Sides, The Glue Network/Sides & Associates, Lafayette, CA
  • Kim Lewey, Lewey Landscaping & LawnCare, Inc., Raleigh, NC

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Honorable Mention Recipients Named for the 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the following individuals, who were chosen as Honorable Mention recipients for the 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards and also were recognized April 4 in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Eva Sun, The Rice People, Richmond, BC, Canada
  • Sheila I. Drohan, Corporate Fitness Works, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Canova Clotilde, Andre Claude Canova, Lyon, France
  • Jessica Johnson, Johnson Security Bureau, Bronx, NY
  • Veronique James, The James Agency, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Mary Beall Adler, The Georgetown Bagelry, Bethesda, MD
  • Gail Tolstoi-Miller, Consultnetworx/Speednetworx, Livington, NJ
  • Kathy Miller, Total Event Resources, Schaumburg, IL
  • Kelly Wold Smith, Futura Marketing  Inc., Eden Prairie, MN
  • Amy Letke, Integrity HR, Inc., Louisville, KY
  • Stephanie Azzarone, Child’s Play Communications, New York, NY
  • Lana Whitehead, SWIMkids USA, Mesa, AZ
  • Sandra Wyman, Tidestone Solutions, Portland, ME
  • Darlene Mack, Stefanie Prokity, and Hilda C. Stevens, Successful Innovations, Inc., Lynchburg, VA
  • Denise Brinkmeyer, JUMP Technology Services, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Jennifer Varner, Pure-Ecommerce.com, Cary, NC
  • Nina Eisenman, Eisenman Associates, New  York, NY
  • Tiffiny Flaim, Biofoam Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Kim Rasmussen, It’s a Sign, Oak Park, IL
  • Laura Sanchez, SWATware LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Margot Knorr Mancini, Technology for Publishing, Bolton, MA
  • Anne Roberts, Anne Roberts Gardens, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Melody Stevens, Melody Stevens/Time Millionaire, Spotswood, NJ
  • Amy Friedman, BroadBlast, Inc., Delmar, NY
  • Kimberlee J. Burt, A Child’s Space Early Learning Center, Chicago, IL
  • Angelique M. Koopmans, SheSuit BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Katie Gutierrez Miller, Assistant Match, Baltimore, MD
  • Ruwena Healy, Marketing 24/7, Inc., Trussville, AL
  • Kate Ryan Reiling, Morphology Games, Minneapolis, MN
  • Robin L. Bylenga, Pedal Chic, Greenville, SC
  • Clare Schexnyder, Oh Baby! Fitness, Decatur, GA
  • Elisabeth Maria Werter, Salonica International Consultancy, Thessaloniki, Greece

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About Enterprising Women Magazine
Enterprising Women
magazine (www.enterprisingwomen.com), headquartered in Cary, NC, is celebrating its 13th anniversary in 2013. The nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners, it chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women.

Enterprising Women provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum, and an international stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives, all from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. The magazine's digital edition (launched in 2008) reaches nearly one million top-level women entrepreneurs in 185 countries around the globe.

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