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17th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Conference
March 24-26, 2019
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Enterprising Women Magazine Announces
2019 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners
Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes World’s Top Women Entrepreneurs

RALEIGH, N.C. January 21, 2019 – Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the winners of the 2019 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Honorees will be recognized at the 17th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, to be held from Sunday, March 24 to Tuesday, March 26 at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, 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 of more than $100 million; annual sales of more than $25 million and up to $100 million; annual sales of more than $10 million and up to $25 million; annual sales of more than $5 million and up to $10 million; annual sales of more than $2 million and up to $5 million; annual sales of more than $1 million and up to $2 million; and annual sales of up to $1 million. Finalists for the award, called Champions, were also named to the prestigious list of honorees.

 

Winners in the “over $100 million in annual sales” category:
    • Shina Parker, Integrity Title & Escrow Company, Owings Mills, MD
    • Margery Kraus, APCO Worldwide, Washington DC

Winners in the “over $25 million and up to $100 million in annual sales” category:
    • Vanessa Ogle, Enseo, Richardson, TX
    • Sharon Dalenberg,CTL Global, Northlake, IL
    • Amy Cross, Stillpoint Capital, LLC, Tampa, FL
    • Doris Yeh, Mirapath, Inc., Cupertino, CA
    • Margaret Cook, Painters USA Inc., Glendale Heights, IL

Winners in the “over $10 million and up to $25 million in annual sales” category:
    • Jeanne Groenewald, Elgin Free Range Chickens (EFRC Holdings), Grabouw, South Africa
    • Stacey Rock, Solvix Solutions, LLC, Marlton, NJ
    • Laureen Asseo, Fresh n’ Lean, Anaheim, CA
    • Eliza Wensley, Kork, Santa Monica, CA
    • Kamala Raghunath, Gift Links India PVT LTD, Bangalore, India
    • Theresa Motter, Van’s Kitchen, Dallas, TX
    • Abby Reinhard, GP Flooring Solutions, Brockport, NY
    • Kim Bartmann, Bartmann Group, Minneapolis, MN
    • Adriana Usvat, FLC Marketing Group, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Sanem Oktar Ogut, directComm-Wunderman, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Alejandra Leibovich, How to Manage a Small Law Firm, Miami, FL
    • Dao Jensen, Kaizen Technology Partners, LLC, San Francisco, CA
    • Edie Comminos, Alpha Metals Corp., Chicago, IL
    • Kimberly Groves and Melissa Walker, KCW Engineering Technologies, Inc., Glen Burnie, MD

Winners in the “over $5 million and up to $10 million in annual sales” category:
V• Nancy Garcia, Noble Machine, Houston, TX
    • Jennifer Feldra, Revolutionary Home Health and Hospice, Fort Washington, PA
    • Adrienne L. Way, Edcor Data Services, Troy, MI
    • Kimberly Koch, Tripwireless, Aurora, CO
    • Stephanie Isaacson, New Horizons LLC, Kansas City, MO
    • Susan M. Boaz, The Galway Company, Mooresville, NC
    • Adonica Randall, Abaxent LLC, Pewaukee, WI
    • Julie Ayers, LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC, Matthews, NC

Winners in the “over $2 million and up to $5 million in annual sales” category:
    • Marsha Ralls, Closed Monday Productions LLC, Washington DC
    • Mary Kruse, HealthSource Solutions LLC, Minnetonka, MN
    • Karen Albright, BodyLase Skin Spa, Cary, NC
    • Shirley Vincent, Netrocon Digital, Charlotte, NC
    • Reenie Feingold, StoreSMART, Rochester, NY
    • Karen R. Jenkins, KRJ Consulting, LLC, Columbia, SC
    • Gretchen Gaede, A-Train Marketing, Fort Collins, CO
    • Kathy Jordan, Jordan Search Consultants, O’Fallon, MO
    • Aimee Koval, Metis Consulting Group, Manlius, NY
    • Rosanne S. DeTorres, Esq., DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law, Morristown, NJ
    • Tammy Hawes, Virsys12, Brentwood, TN
    • Lindsey Carnett, Marketing Maven, Camarillo, CA


Winners in the “over $1 million and up to $2 million in annual sales” category:
    • Caroline Sanchez Crozier, CSC Consulting Group, Burr Ridge, IL
    • Angela Polania, Elevate Consult LLC, Coral Gables, FL
    • Lisa Bragg, MediaFace Inc.,Toronto, Canada
    • Meghan Lynch, Six-Point Creative, Springfield, MA
    • Nasya Kamrat, Faculty, Brooklyn, NY
    • Jane Kagiri, Creativedge Solutions, Nairobi, Kenya
    • Cynthia Hetherington, Hetherington Group, Wanaque, NJ
    • Michelle Tjelmeland, District 23 Boutique, Springfield, IL
    • Lori Hilson Cioromski, Essential Water Technologies, LLC, Chicago, IL
    • Gale Glickoff, GD Top Notch Cleaning Service, Detroit, MI
    • Tonya Dalton, inkwell Press, Asheville, NC
    • Sharon W. Reynolds, DevMar Products, LLC, Nashville, TN
    • Janelle Burlin, KJB Packaging Solutions, Kansas City, MO

Winners in the “up to $1 million in annual sales” category:
    • Kelly Olson Pedersen, CAISSA Wealth Strategies, Bloomington, MN
    • Jitka Borowick, Cleangreen, Inc., Barnstable, MA
    • Nadine B. Hack, beCause Global Consulting, Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Teresa Ging, Sugar Bliss LLC, Chicago, IL
    • Kristen Fowler Lindsey, Thrively Digital, Anchorage, AK
    • Liz O’Connor, Strategy Matters, LLC, Boston, MA
    • Brigitta Toruno, UNO Translations and Communications, LLC, Lansdowne, VA
    • Deborah Peterson, Money Counts Inc., Charlotte, NC
    • Lori Richardson, Score More Sales/Women Sales Pros, North Hampton, NH
    • Sheryl Vickers, Select Sites, LLC, Kansas City, MO
    • Jeri Woerner Kling, Bartunek Group, Overland Park, KS
    • Rachel Young Nielsen, Advanced Events Inc., Burr Ridge, IL
    • Anjali Sharma, French Curve, Bangalore, India
    • Denise Stubbs, Thokozani Winelands Investments (Pty) Ltd., Wellington, South Africa
    • Renee Lewis, Pensare Group/Leading Charge Academy, Bethesda, MD
    • Laura Jones, Regent Power, LLC, St. Louis, MO
    • Dr. Dagmar Steinmetz, DDS Consult GmbH, Berlin, Germany
    • Gloria Carter-Hicks, Hicks-Carter-Hicks, LLC, St. Louis, MO
    • Yasmin Hyder, New World Concepts, Karachi, Pakistan
    • LeTonya Moore, JD, 360 Brand Protection Strategies, Huntsville, AL


Enterprising Women Champions (Honorable Mention) -- all revenue levels:
    • Mary Sandry, Sandry Fire Supply, DeWitt, IA
    • Barbara Cobas, Hola Ink, Miami, FL
    • Patrice Shavone Brown, The Blaine Group, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA
    • Carolina Benzadon, Merrill Lynch, Plantation, FL
    • Sue Phillips, Scenterprises Inc., New York, NY
    • Rebecca Yates, Ark Insurance Solutions, LLC, Murray, UT
    • Stephanie Tsacoumis, Pebble Beach Associates, LLC, Silver Spring, MD
    • Erin Joy, Black Dress Partners, St. Louis, MO

The 2019 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, one woman leader will receive the 2019 Advocacy Award, and one woman will be recognized with the 2019 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 2019 event include:
    • The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
    • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
    • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
    • Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
    • 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 Entrepreneurs GROW Global
    • 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 2019 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards represent an amazing group of women entrepreneurs from across the United States and as far away as India and South Africa,” said Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women. “We are so proud 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 17th annual awards event in March.”

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