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September 28, 2016

What does one give a woman that has exceled in both her personal and professional endeavors and become a role model for other businesswomen in Memphis? A pink Super Woman cape of course.

On Friday, September 9th, the Memphis Business Journal hosted the 5th annual Super Women in Business awards luncheon at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. CBIZ MHM Memphis is proud to have been a sponsor of the awards since their inception.

The nearly 400 attendees in the audience watched as each 2016 Super Woman Award recipient received their pink cape, plaque, and said a few words about the people in their life that inspire them. Each woman was given the task of saying 5 people who inspired them. If they said more than 5, they were asked to donate an article of clothing for each following person named. The clothing was then donated to DeNeuville Learning Center, which provides educational programs and support to adult female students with limited resources.

This year's awards program also included a new aspect to the program: 5 Women to Watch selected by the Memphis Business Journal Editorial Board. The 2016 Women to Watch are:

  • Jen Andrews, Shelby Farms Conservancy Park
  • Elizabeth Cawein, Signal Flow PR
  • Brit Fitzpatrick, MentorMe and Geeked Memphis
  • Tami Sawyer, Teach for America
  • Holly Whitfield, I love Memphis/MCVB

CBIZ MHM Memphis would like to congratulate the 2016 Class of Super Women in Business and the 5 Women to Watch on their incredible achievements in the Memphis professional community.

If you would like further information regarding the involvement of CBIZ Women's Advantage in Memphis, please contact Linda Lauer at llauer@cbiz.com or 901.685.5575.

 




August 17, 2016

The Memphis Business Journal announced the finalists for the 2016 Super Women in Business Awards. CBIZ MHM Memphis is honored to have sponsored these awards since their inception. The 25 finalists will be honored at the 2016 Super Women in Business Awards luncheon on September 9th at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis.

The program honors influential women in the city of Memphis in different industries who have displayed a great amount of leadership and who continuously strive for success in both business endeavors and community involvement.

The 25 Finalists include the following:

  • Melanie Berry- Vice President of Special Events, Varsity Spirit LLC
  • Toni Boland- NIKE
  • Emily Brackstone- Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Roquita Coleman Williams= Manager, Canadian National (CN) Railway
  • Rebecca Conrad- Partner, ANF Architects
  • Sheila Jordan Cunningham- Executive Director, Blight Authority of Memphis
  • Angela Hall- Vice President, Radians, Inc.
  • Sue Harpole- ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Susan Hunsberger- Chief Human Resources Officer, ServiceMaster
  • Cindy Klatt- Vice President, Strategic Client Relations, Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group
  • Susan Lattimore- Senior Manager, The Marston Group, PLC
  • Sherry McAlpin- Owner/President, Transportation Resources Inc.
  • Daphene McFerren- Director, The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis
  • Susan Mealer- Owner/CEO, Answering Advantage, LLC.
  • Kate Oliver- Vice President, Customer Care and Administration, TruGreen
  • Kathryn Perry- Vice President, Raymond James
  • Jennie N. Robbins= Senior Director, Finance and Performance, Church Health Center
  • Jennifer Sims- CEO, Power & Telephone Supply Company
  • Annette Smith- Head of School, Hutchison School
  • Brenda Solomito=Basar- Solomito Land Planning
  • Susan Springfield- First Horizon National Corporation
  • Gretchen Stroud= Vice President, Global Learning & Talent
  • Dotty Summerfield- Owner, Summerfield Associates, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Tate- Chairman/CEO, Signet, Inc.
  • Karen Weddle-West, PhD- Provost, Chief Academic Officer, University of Memphis

If you would like further information regarding the involvement of CBIZ Women's Advantage in Memphis, please contact Linda Lauer at llauer@cbiz.com or 901.685.5575




September 8, 2015

This year's Super Women in Business Awards was a memorable event recognizing 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 28th. With 450 people in attendance, the crowd was energized as each Super Woman took the stage to accept a plaque and pink cape as well as to share ten 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 their allotted ten words, and in doing so, donated a women’s clothing item for each word over ten to the DeNeuville Learning Center. Perhaps the most memorable selection came from Estella Mayhue-Greer of Mid-South Food Bank (pictured above right) when she said "To my family, you are the wind beneath my cape!"

For a full list of this year's Super Women in Business, click here.

For more information on CBIZ Women's Advantage and its impact on the Greater Memphis community, please contact Linda Lauer at llauer@cbiz.com or Megan Murdock at mmurdock@cbiz.com.




August 25, 2015

The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM partnered with the Memphis Business Journal for the fourth annual Super Women in Business Pre-Event Party on August 18th.  Linda Lauer, Lead Managing Director & Co-Attest Practice Leader, welcomed the crowd to the event and gave her personal support for the Awards, as well as the recognition it gives to the Mid-South's leading women decision makers. The 2012-2014 classes of honorees were also invited to mingle and network over drinks and hors d'oeurvres.

This year, the event was held at Sissy’s Log Cabin, a fine jeweler new to Memphis. More than 60 professionals enjoyed the luxurious jewelry and watches on display throughout the venue. Sissy’s jewelry experts were also available to provide insight into the quality and craftsmanship of their selection.  To make the event even more fun, this year’s Super Women were able to pick out any jewelry to wear and have their professional portraits taken.
Lauer, Executive Board member for CBIZ Women's Advantage, offered her insight: “It’s always great having a chance to interact with these amazing women at an event like this. This environment allows us to step away from the big awards and have the opportunity to socialize and network in a more personal setting. This is one of my favorite Memphis Business Journal events, and I look forward to hearing from these successful Super Women at the awards luncheon on Friday.”

It was certainly a glamorous night, and 60 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 13, 2015

The Memphis Business Journal editorial board has selected the 25 finalists who will be honored at the 2015 Super Women in Business Awards luncheon August 28th at the Hilton Memphis. Named for their leadership in business, community contribution, and influence in a variety of industries, these women will make up the fourth class of Super Women since the awards' inception.

Join us in honoring the 25 Super Women at their awards luncheon August 28th. Individual tickets and group packages are available. For more information on registration, contact Meade Carlisle at mcarlisle@bizjournals.com.

The 25 finalists include the following:

  • Rebecca AdelmanShareholder, Hagwood Adelman Tipton PC
  • Becky BridgmonVice President, Financial Advisor, Investment Management Consultant and Partner, the Bilsky Bridgmon Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Emily CallahanChief Marketing Officer, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Kim CherryExecutive Vice President of Corporate Communications, First Tennessee Bank
  • Divya ChoudharyDirector, Graduate Engineering, Director, STEM Center for Women, and Diversity Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Christian Brothers University
  • Dorothy CleavesFirst Vice President Relationship Manager-Private Banking, Paragon Bank
  • Melissa CookstonOwner, Memphis Barbecue Co.
  • Kim Gaskill Founding Partner, Gaskill Strategies LLC
  • Jodie Gilmore CEO and Managing Director, Onyx Medical LLC
  • Briggette GreenOwner, TopCat Masonry Contractors LLC
  • Karen HarrellVice President, Porter-Leath
  • Kathleen Healy-CollierVice President, Business Line Operations and Professional Services, Regional One Health
  • Karen Field IsaacmanCo-Chairman, Armstrong Relocation and Cos.
  • Mary Ann Jackson Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • Paula JacobsVice President, Process Improvement and Innovation, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • Melanie KellerPresident and CEO, Meritan Inc.
  • Deidre MalonePresident and CEO, The Carter Malone Group LLC
  • Estella H. Mayhue-GreerPresident and CEO, Mid-South Food Bank
  • Valerie MorrisPresident and CEO, Morris Marketing Group
  • Alice Roberts Vice President of Programming and Education, The Orpheum Theatre
  • Kris ShepherdExecutive Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications, Varsity Brands
  • Mary Tate-SmithVice President, Cigna
  • Dr. Kathy TubervilleDirector, Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center
  • Linda WilliamsPresident and CEO, RISE Foundation Inc.
  • Jacquelyn WilliamsExecutive Director, YWCA Greater Memphis

The full list of finalists were announced July 10th on the Memphis Business Journal website.

Click here to view the list of 2014 honorees.




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