Wednesday, February 23 2011
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Contact: Ellen Adair Wyche
The Wyche Group
April 26 Event to Be Held to Recognize Women Who Bring the “POW!” Factor to Everything
ATLANTA, GA (February 23, 2011): Womenetics, a business platform to help women achieve success in their professional and personal lives, will, at the 2011 POW! Awards, honor innovative female leaders who forge new paths and create leadership models for the women who follow. This second annual awards event takes place on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM at Loews Hotel in Atlanta. Tickets are available now at the Womenetics website; seating is limited.
“Womenetics is honored to uphold fifteen POW! Award Winners as examples of the ‘forces-of-nature’ that are changing the landscape of business,” said Elisabeth Marchant, CEO of Womenetics. “These women trigger change from within as they challenge the status quo and transform vision into action. They encourage and enable dynamic growth, bringing the ‘POW!’ factor to everything they do.”
Womenetics will honor fifteen POW! Award Winners:
Stacey Y. Abrams - Representative, Georgia General Assembly: House Minority Leader and State Representative, 84th District - Ms. Abrams is the first woman to lead the General Assembly in Georgia, and the first African American to lead Georgia’s House of Representatives.
Kim E. Anderson - CEO, Families First: Atlanta’s oldest family and children’s social service agency - Ms. Anderson has restructured and revamped this non-profit, resulting in new supporters, more funding, greater impact and metrics-based reporting on the results their programs have.
Katie J. Bayne - President and General Manager, Sparkling Beverages, The Coca-Cola Company - Ms. Bayne is responsible for the revitalization and growth of the sparkling beverage business for Coca-Cola North America, and has improved consumer engagement through programs such as My Coke Rewards.
Jennifer Bouani - Owner and Author, Bouje Publishing - Ms. Bouani has taken Bouje Publishing from a small start-up in 2006 to an international company with a reach spanning over 14 countries.
Karen Braddy - General Manager, Manheim Specialty and Heavy Truck & Equipment - Ms. Braddy began her career as a $6-per hour vehicle registration clerk. She grew her career while helping Manheim Specialty and Manheim Heavy Truck & Equipment become the multimillion-dollar business it is today.
Kathy Colbenson - CEO, CHRIS Kids - CHRIS Counseling Center, a counseling center designed to provide therapy and counseling to help all kids learn to behave responsibly at home, at school, and in the community. Ms. Colbenson has led CHRIS Kids to win numerous awards including Neighborhood Builder Award, Guardian Angel Award, and the Magnolia Award for Special Achievement in Affordable Housing.
Audra A. Dial - Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton; President, Junior League of Atlanta - In both the courtroom and Atlanta’s community, Ms. Dial leads teams of thousands to address tough problems and create solutions to complex, uncomfortable issues.
Cindy Ethridge - Partner and Internal Co-Managing Partner, Gifford Hillegass & Ingwersen - Ms. Ethridge spearheaded the development of the GH&I Non-Profit Practice Group, impacting over 400 Georgia non-profits with focused information to assist them in maximizing their resources.
Rachel Ewald - Founder and Executive Director, Foster Care Support Foundation - Ms. Ewald, partnering with Mary Perdue and the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services, piloted a new model to revolutionize foster care in Georgia.
Molly Fletcher - President and CEO, MWF Enterprises - Dubbed by CNN as the “female Jerry Maguire,” Ms. Fletcher has single-handedly changed the face of athletic representation across the United States.
Mary Ellen Garrett - Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, Managing Partner, The Garrett Group - After spending 26 years rising through ranks at Merrill Lynch, Ms. Garrett now leads an all-female team as the Managing Partner of the Garrett Group, one of Merrill Lynch’s top teams in the country.
Paulette Lewis - Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau, Region IV – Ms. Lewis has impacted thousands of women during her 40 year career, and now advocates for better working conditions, salaries and jobs for women in eight states.
Kelly Regal - Executive Vice President, Turner Broadcasting System – Ms. Regal is focused on talent growth, developing the next generation of leaders within Turner. She has been the guiding force in the creation of significant work life resources that support women’s success in the workplace.
Donna Smythe - Executive Director, Child Development Association – Under Ms. Smythe’s leadership, the Child Development Association has achieved NAEYC re-accreditation, indicating that the organization has met the highest national standards for exceptional quality in early childhood education.
Rocio Woody - President and CEO, Road to Recovery – Ms. Woody created this private practice after realizing the need for linguistically appropriate and culturally sensitive health care in the treatment of children, adolescent and adult patients suffering of psychiatric disorders.
Womenetics is a global business media platform providing substantive information for and about women. Recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Websites for Women, Womenetics celebrates women in the workplace and focuses on them as leaders, exploring how women’s abilities can be effectively employed to impact critical challenges – the economy, politics, health, social issues and education.
Womenetics inspires women to become engaged, control their destinies and take their place in business and the public realm. Through compelling content online, at events and within a web-based community, Womenetics cultivates relationships between its audience and foremost thought leaders around global issues, leadership development and business insights. For individuals and companies, Womenetics brings powerful ideas and lessons for change, and is today’s imperative for business success.