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 12, 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.

Winners in the “over $1 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 SammutBonnici, 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
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)

“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 more 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 16th annual awards event in March.”

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