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w2wlink Announces Ascendancy Award Winners for Business Women
Sep 14, 2010 (04:09 PM EDT)
Thirty-two Award Winners in Corporate, Entrepreneur, and Career Transition Settings across the nation
DALLAS, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- w2wlink.com, the premier professional online community for women, is pleased to announce its second Ascendancy Award recipients. Along with partners ClubCorp and American Airlines, w2wlink initiated the Ascendancy Awards to recognize, reward and inspire women to maximize their potential in their careers. Candidates were nominated from eight cities and at-large locales across the nation for achievement in Corporate, Entrepreneurial and Career Transition settings.
These women were recognized not only for their professional strides but also for ascending to the role of mentors to other women and finding time during their own careers to strengthen others’. The 2009 and 2010 winners are in Executive Panels sharing their perspective from the C-Suite in events at ClubCorp clubs in major cities across the U.S. Join us at member events – to learn more, visit our Fall Events & Seminars page.
The second annual Ascendancy Award winners, by category, are:
Transition to Transformation:
Gwendlyne Smalls, Law Office of Gwendlyne Smalls, LLC, South Carolina
Teresa L. Magnus, Vulcan Industrial Contractors, Alabama
Melanie Sabelhaus, Superior Financial Group, D.C.
Sarah Palisi Chapin, Hail Merry Foods, Dallas
Shaunna Black, Shaunna Black and Associates, Dallas
Lizz Patrick, Patrick Law, Atlanta
Susan Johnson, Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, Inc., Atlanta
Lois Scott, Scott Balice Strategies, Chicago
Pat Mitchell, Paley Center for the Arts, NYC
Susan Luongo, Stellar Technology Consulting, Boston
Elise Hernandez, Ideal System Solutions, Minnesota
Angela Kreps, Kansas Bioscience Organization, Kansas
Lorna Donatone, Sodexo, D.C.
Ann Stallard, Graphic Communications Corporation, Atlanta
Molly Fletcher, Career Sports and Entertainment, Atlanta
Marie Diaz, Pursuit of Excellence, Inc., Dallas
Paige Arnof-Fenn, Mavens and Moguls, Boston
Susan Arledge, Arledge Partners Real Estate Group, Dallas
Nicole Loftus, Zorch International, Chicago
Elisabeth DeMarse, creditcards.com, NYC
Rebecca Boenigk, Neutral Posture, Inc., Houston
Megan Casey, Squidoo, San Francisco
Corporate Fast Track:
Pat McKay, Templeton, Florida
Laura Odell, Institute for Defense Analyses, D.C.
Joyce Mazero, Haynes and Boone, Dallas
Chris St. Clare, KPMG, Atlanta
Becky Frankiewicz, PepsiCo Frito-Lay and Quaker Oats, Chicago
Pernille Spiers-Lopez, IKEA Group, Chicago
Christina Lampe-Onnerud, Boston Power, Boston
Marilyn Johnson, IBM, NYC
Irene Au, Google, San Francisco
Niloufar Molavi, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Houston
In addition, one winner was chosen from each category as the national Ascendancy Award winner. Those winners are:
Transition to Transformation: Lois Scott, Scott Balice Strategies, Chicago
Entrepreneurial: Molly Fletcher, Career Sports and Entertainment, Atlanta
Corporate Fast Track: Niloufar Molavi, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Houston
Affiliated women business organizations that are supportive of our mission include: EWGA, NAWBO, Women Corporate Directors, Women's Foodservice Forum, Women President's Organization, The Women's Museum and Linkage. Partners who have been integral to our mission: ClubCorp and American Airlines, Destination Cellars with Lail Vineyards, and media partners Pink Magazine.
ClubCorp is The World Leader in Private Clubs. Internationally, ClubCorp's affiliates own or operate nearly 160 golf courses, country clubs, private business and sports clubs, and resorts.
American Airlines is a proud partner of w2wlink.com. The AAdvantage® program is American's travel awards program. It was the original travel awards program established more than 25 years ago, and today is the world's largest.
w2wlink.com, the premier professional women community, is dedicated to professional women, helping them get to where they're going – faster. w2wlink provides expert knowledge, tools to meet challenges, and connection with others in online networking groups, webinars and events. Connect with us further on Twitter and LinkedIn for articles, event information, discussion and more.
W2wlink is currently accepting nominations and applications for the 3rd Annual Ascendancy Awards. Visit the w2wlink.com events page to view nomination and application forms, due January 31, 2011.
For more information email us at PublicRelations@w2wlink.com or call 214.866.0299.