This year's Super Women in Business Awards hosted by the Memphis Business Journal looked a little bit different from years past. Each of the 25 finalists were honored with a plaque and a pink cape as they were recognized as some of the Mid-South's most influential women in business. As a sponsor of the awards since its inception in 2012, we are proud to spotlight women playing a role in the success of their businesses and helping make the Memphis community a success through their involvement.
The awards luncheon was held at Hilton Memphis on Friday, August 29th. With 450 people in attendance, the crowd was energized as each Super Woman took the stage to share with the audience three words that described their idea of a "Super Woman," their award dedication, or their commitment to the city of Memphis. Though each woman's words were thoughtfully crafted, many chose to say more than three words, and in doing so, made a donation of $10 for each word over three to the Dress for Success Memphis program. Perhaps the most memorable selection came from Ann Langston of Church Health Center (pictured right) who clarified that "Super Women bring their own capes," as she donned one of her own.
Prior to the awards luncheon, we hosted a Super Women in Business Pre-Event to celebrate past and present Super Women in Business. The 60 attendees included 2012, 2013, and 2014 classes of honorees. All were invited to mingle and network over drinks and hors d'oeurvres. Linda Lauer, Executive Board member of National CBIZ Women's Advantage, offered a toast and spoke on the importance of having an internal support system of women professionals, as well as an external network of highly skilled, seasoned, professional women. This year the event was held at Mednikow Jewelers, a multi-generational Memphis storefront. With so many jewels available, the ladies couldn't help but try-on some of the selection. Food and bar service was provided by Parties In A Pinch catering, and a giftcard giveaway was given courtesy of Etcetera clothing.
For a full list of this year's Super Women in Business click here.
If you'd like more information on CBIZ Women's Advantage, please contact Linda Lauer at email@example.com.