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The Enterprising Women of the Year event is the magazine’s annual celebration of the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Nominations for this prestigious award are submitted each Fall. The event draws heavy interest from the magazine’s readership and allows us to shine the spotlight on a remarkable group of outstanding women. The top organizations for women entrepreneurs partner with us to help assure wide support for this outstanding annual event.

The event is co-hosted by some of the country’s top corporations. It generates international media attention for the award winners and sponsoring companies who are a part of this very special event. Now in its 20th year, the program recognizes top women entrepreneurs in categories that include women business owners with revenues up to $1 million annually, over $1 million and up to $5 million, over $5 million and up to $10 million, over $10 million and up to $25 million, over $25 million and up to $100 million, and over $100 million in annual revenues. We recognized 100 outstanding women at our 2021 event. We have also inducted 50 women into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame over the past 20 years and have presented a number of Advocacy Awards to nonprofit organizations and other advocates deserving of recognition.

2022 Award Winners

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Businesses with more than $100 million in annual revenues:

    • Carollynn McNally and Jennifer Manns, St. Charles Trading, Inc., Elgin, IL

Businesses with more than $25 million in annual revenues and up to $100 million in annual revenues:

    • Andrea Wagner, Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing, Lee, MA
    • Eveline Dang, Paybotic, LLC, West Palm Beach, FL
    • Paola Sasplugas, PDPAOLA, Barcelona, Spain
    • Jillian Gibbs, APR Consulting, Denver, CO
    • Giselle Bonzi, Washington Capital Partners, Falls Church, VA

Businesses with more than $10 million in annual revenues and up to $25 million in annual revenues:

    • Michelle R. Taylor, BETAH Associates, Inc., Rockville, MD
    • Angela Eliacostas, AGT Global Logistics, Glen Ellyn, IL
    • Shannon Buerk, engage2learn, Portland, TX
    • Victoria Woods, ChappelWood Financial Services, Edmond, OK
    • Robin Booth, CPA, Booth Management Consulting, LLC, Columbia, MD
    • Susan Johnson, TalentBridge Network, Charlotte, NC

Businesses with more than $5 million in annual revenues and up to $10 million in annual revenues:

    • Melissa Peterson, Blue Sky Innovative Solutions, LLC, Washington DC
    • Iris Phillips, Grace Federal Solutions, LLC, Raleigh, NC
    • Tracy Prigmore, TLTsolutions, Tysons Corner, VA
    • Helaine Knapp, CITYROW, New York, NY
    • Carole Herder, Cavallo Horse & Rider Inc., Roberts Creek, BC, Canada

Businesses with more than $3 million in annual revenues and up to $5 million in annual revenues:

    • Amy Rowland, Pangea Biological, Carlsbad, CA
    • Alexis Krisay, Serendipit Consulting, Phoenix, AZ
    • Mary Younggren, Advent Talent Group, Edina, MN
    • LuzElena Rivers, AMERA Solutions, Houston, TX
    • Gloria Freeman, Olu’s Home, Minneapolis, MN
    • Dr. Rada Doytcheva, PhD, RADA Architects Ltd., Chicago, IL
    • Susan Bryant, The MB Group, LLC, Plano, TX
    • Leasha West, West Insurance & Financial Group, Kalamazoo, MI
    • Dr. Gina Merritt, Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, Washington DC

Businesses with more than $2 million in annual revenues and up to $3 million in annual revenues:

    • Chanie Gluck, 4D Global, Scottsdale, AZ
    • Denise Wiggins, Visions of New Hope, Stone Mountain, GA
    • Yolonda Higdon, HH Logistics Planning, LLC, Washington DC
    • Juanice Oldham, Forefront Development, Mesa, AZ
    • Dr. Rohini Dey, Vermilion & Let’s Talk Womyn, Chicago, IL
    • Christi Venable, Smile Therapy Services, LLC, Washington DC
    • Ciemone Sheppard, Ciemone Inc., Lewes, DE
    • Tiffany Newhouse, Newhouse Project Consulting, Fairfield, CA
    • Twyla N. Garrett, Growth Management Services Inc., Raleigh, NC
    • Jane Stine, Loop Abroad, Chevy Chase, MD
    • Mikki Paradis, PDI Drywall, Inc., Raleigh, NC
    • Arabel Alva Rosales, AAR Tech, Chicago, IL

Businesses with more than $1 million in annual revenues and up to $2 million in annual revenues:

    • Tressa Smallwood, Mega Mind Media, Upper Marlboro, MD
    • Lori Werner, Medical Marketing Whiz, Canton, MI
    • Lema Khorshid, Fuksa Khorshid, LLC, Chicago, IL
    • Angie Wyatt, Growing Media Marketing, Carbondale, IL
    • Melissa Brown, Well-Bean Coffee Roasters, Wake Forest, NC
    • Kathy Durfee, TechHouse, Bradenton, FL
    • Kelly Gaines, Charlotte Aquatics, Charlotte, NC
    • Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, Tula Wellness and Aesthetics PLLC, Tucson, AZ
    • Gwen S. Hurt, Shoe Crazy Wine, Petersburg,VA
    • Dr. Rachel-Yvonne Talton, Synergy International Limited, Inc., Akron, OH
    • Cici Rojas, Tico Sports, Kansas City, MO
    • S. Kathryn Allen and Donna Fitzgerald Shuler, Answer Title & Escrow LLC, Washington DC
    • Denise Williams, Williams & Co. International Realty, Atlanta, GA
    • Carolyn Pistone, Clear Blue Commercial, Inc., Petaluma, CA
    • Delia Raquel Flores, Delia Flores Group, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Ann Williams, R & A Movers, Inc., Hanover, MD
    • Danay Escanaverino, LunaSol Media, Crestview, FL
    • Katie Schibler Conn, KSA Marketing, Warwick, RI
    • Nadine Vogel, Springboard Consulting, Highland Beach, FL

Businesses with up to $1 million in annual revenues:

    • Hasina Echoles, Global Speech and Rehab Services, Miami, FL
    • Lilianna Aguiar, Solutions Cleaning Services, Roselle, IL
    • Tamara Keller, The Sax Agency, Los Angeles, CA
    • Elizabeth Cooper McFadden, Novella Brandhouse, Kansas City, MO
    • Kimberly Dickerson, Entegrity Consulting Group, Dayton, OH
    • Kate Brim-Senekal, Sparrow Society, Muizenberg, South Africa
    • Angie Noll, Reconciled Solutions, Elmhurst, IL
    • Najdi Rafaty, LiNC Commercial Realty, Dallas, TX
    • Jennie M. Campbell, Stewart Steelwood Investments, LLC, New Orleans, LA
    • Shawntera M. Hardy, Policy Grounds Consulting LLC, Saint Paul, MN
    • Mariyah Saifuddin, Innovative Solution Partners, West Bloomfield, MI
    • LaTeasha Gaither-Davis, Therapeutic Focus, West Memphis, AR
    • Keisha A. Rivers, The KARS Group LTD. Huntersville, NC

2022 Champions

    • Amber Lutz Sewell, Lutz Plumbing, LLC, Lenexa, KS
    • Cynthia L. Aragon, NCWaterHeaters.com, Raleigh, NC
    • Dr. E. Nelly Silva, DMS, Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville, Collegeville, PA
    • Ardina Theresa Pierre, Nature’s Own Herb Shop, Atlanta, GA
    • Christy Alexander, 5-Star Therapy, Denison, TX
    • Rheanna Neidinger, Mountainview Biological Consulting, LLC, Crestline, CA
    • Colleen Bonniol, MODE Studios, Seattle, WA
    • Leanne Duong-Ma, Direct Source Procurement LLC, Las Vegas, NV
    • Shamika M. Godley, SGodley Architects, Columbia, MD
    • Nneka Unachukwu, EntreMD, Lawrenceville, GA
    • Katy Kothmann, Construction Cost Management, Fort Worth, TX
    • Suzanne Juel, Bayou City Breastfeeding, Kingwood, TX
    • Rona Jobe, LVL-Up Strategies, Arlington, VA
    • Lissa Druss, Strategia, Itasca, IL
    • Garin Dem, Garin Dem Executive Consultants, Tarzana, CA
    • Faizun Kamal, The Franchise Pros, Alexandria, VA
    • Nicole Nixon, Listing Central LLC, Leesburg, VA
    • Roberta Pettis, FocusWorks Consulting Group, Nashville, TN
    • Mary Cravets, Simply Get Clients, Atascadero, CA
    • Julie Lilliston, Julie Lilliston Communications, LLC, Nashville, TN
    • Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Amalia Latin Gourmet, Eden Prairie, MN

Partner organizations represented on the Enterprising Women Advisory Board and supporting the 2022 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)
    • Women Business Collaborative (WBC)
    • Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW)
    • The BOW Collective
    • The Global Initiative for Women’s Entrepreneurship Research
    • Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
    • Quantum Leaps
    • Springboard Enterprises
    • 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)

Hotel Information

To reserve your room, please call the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Hotel directly at 727-281-9536 and request the Enterprising Women Conference group rate.
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Travel

We recommend you book your flight to Tampa International Airport, which is approximately a 30-minute shuttle ride to Clearwater Beach.

Transportation from Tampa International Airport to Clearwater Beach and the Wyndham Grand Hotel
The hotel is approximately 35 minutes from Tampa International Airport. The hotel recommends Olympus Limo for group transportation. www.olympuslimo.com or call 727-842-3522. Fares are not per person, but rather by the vehicle so if you have more than one person in your party this may be the most economical. A sedan for two people is $101, an SUV that holds five people is $115 and a van that holds 10 people is $205. Uber fares appear to be about $46. Other transportation options may be available and you can inquire at the information desk at the airport as well for van shuttle services that go to Clearwater Beach.

Attire

We recommend resort casual for the Sunday evening reception and dinner, business attire for the Monday and Tuesday daytime programs, resort casual for the Monday evening reception, and semi-formal for the Tuesday evening Gala Dinner (dressy suit, cocktail dress, or long dress if you prefer). For men, coat, and tie (black tie not required).

Weather

The average temperature for the Tampa, Florida area in October is a high of 78 degrees and a low of 61 degrees.  We recommend a sweater or light jacket for the evening reception. 

Contact

For additional questions, please email Carley Dancer at Carley@enterprisingwomen.com.


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Monica Smiley, Publisher/CEO
Enterprising Women

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