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August 22, 2013

The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM held its annual Super Women in Business Awards Pre-Event Party on Tuesday night, August 20th. This event precedes the Memphis Business Journal's Super Women in Business Awards luncheon that will be held later this month. Steve Dunavant, Senior Managing Director, welcomed the crowd to the CBIZ-sponsored event and gave his personal support for the Awards, as well as the recognition it gives to the Mid-South's leading women decision makers. Both the 2013 class and the 2012 class of honorees were invited to mingle and network over drinks and hors d'oeurvres.

This year the event was held at Mednikow Jewelers, a multi-generational Memphis storefront. Over 50 people enjoyed the luxurious jewels on display throughout the venue. Attendees could try-on and purchase jewelry at the time of the event. Mednikow jewelry experts were also available to provide insight into the quality and craftsmanship of their selection. Linda Lauer, Managing Director, is pictured wearing one of the store's necklaces with Mednikow gemologist, Tiffany Brimhall.

Lauer, Executive Board member for the CBIZ Women's Advantage as well as CBIZ Memphis' CWA leader, offered her insight on the importance of an internal support system of women professionals, as well as an external network of highly-skilled, seasoned, professional women.

Food and bar service was provided by Jim's Place Restaurant & Bar. A special martini bar was also set-up as a fun addition to the event. A $150 giftcard giveaway for Etcetera clothing was also an exciting feature. Mednikow party favors were distributed at the end of the night to the Super Women in Business as they left the venue. It was certainly a glamorous night, and 50 of the Mid-South's most influential business women shined. To view this year's list of Super Women in Business click here. If you'd like more information on the CBIZ Women's Advantage, please contact Linda Lauer at llauer@cbiz.com.    

July 9, 2013

The Memphis Business Journal has published the 25 names of the 2013 Super Women in Business. These women are honored as the city's most influential in business spanning different industries and holding key decision-making positions. They have achieved success through leadership in the workplace and community contribution.

To view the full list of 2013 Super Women in Business click here.

This group of Super Women is the second class selected by the Memphis Business Journal and will be honored at a luncheon August 29th at the Hilton of Memphis. We are proud to be a sponsor of these awards and congratulate the 25 women selected.

May 7, 2013

It's time to submit your nominations for the 2nd Annual Super Women in Business event hosted by the Memphis Business Journal and sponsored by CBIZ MHM. These awards honor the Mid-South's most influential women who have achieved success through leadership in business and community contribution. Nominations are open for women who have succeeded at the highest level of business and who are key decision-makers in their respective businesses. Success also will be judged by an individual's level of community reinvestment in terms of involvement in nonprofit and community organizations.

Twenty-five women will be honored at a luncheon August 29, 2013 at the Hilton of Memphis. The winners will be announced in the July 5th print edition of the MBJ and online.

Learn more about last year's Super Women in Business finalists here.

Do you know a 'Super Woman' in Memphis? 

Nominate her today. Deadline: June 21,2013.

April 9, 2013

The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM held a two-day event for women in business in the Mid-South. With the recent launch of their internal CBIZ Women’s Advantage Networking Circles program for women executives, the office is expanding its efforts externally to provide women decision makers access to a network of highly skilled, seasoned, professional women. Following the mantra, “CBIZ Women Helping Women Succeed in Business,” the program is making national headlines. The woman behind its success, Nancy Mellard, National Leader of CBIZ Women’s Advantage, travelled from Kansas City to Memphis to attend both events and was a panelist at the Women & Business Seminar.

A cocktail party at the Lexus of Memphis the night before the Seminar served as a meeting place for influential women in Memphis to mingle and network. The event included hors d’oeuvres by a local catering company, Pepper & Salt of Lunchbox Eats. Women from the CBIZ MHM Memphis office were also in attendance, using the opportunity to create new touch points and gain valuable insight into the successful careers of other women in the area.

The second of the two events, the Women & Business Seminar hosted by The Daily News featured keynote speaker, Susan Stephenson, CEO and co-founder of Independent Bank. Her presentation titled ‘Women and Business: Some Thoughts on Glass Ceilings and Glass Slippers’ covered a brief history of women’s rights and helped to launch discussions on where women have been and are currently. Stephenson’s take on her favorite childhood story of Cinderella was a fun, albeit serious, back-story encouraging women to not wait for a fairy god-mother to make a name for themselves. A panel discussion was followed by an audience-led Q & A session. The panel included Nancy Mellard, Pamela Irons, Attorney at Jackson Lewis, and Natasha Donerson, President/CEO of Success Unlimited.

The Memphis office counts both of these events as successes, and has received positive feedback from several of the attendees. Going forward the office hopes to continue using their CBIZ Women’s Advantage as an opportunity for business and professional development.


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