For the past 16 years the Business Record has recognized women who have made outstanding contributions to the community in a variety of areas with the Women of Influence awards. Nomination criteria is outlined below. Deadline for nominations is noon on June 5th. Awards will be presented at a reception on August 13th.

Women of Influence 2015 Nominations

To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter specifically addressing accomplishments that meet the judging criteria. Letters of recommendation, while not required, are also encouraged.

The Women of Influence awards celebrate the work of women who have made a difference. They’ve devoted their lives to doing things most wouldn’t. They’ve spent countless hours on various boards. They’re role models with impeccable ethics. They’ve blazed a trail either personally or professionally for other women
to follow.

When considered for recognition, candidates will be judged on the following criteria:

• Success in their chosen field
• Lasting impact on the community
• Involvement with civic and/or nonprofit organizations
• Role model for other women through not only their achievements but also their high ethical standards

Nominations due by noon on June 5, 2015

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Woman Business Owner of the Year nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

• Significant achievement and success through their company
• Personal and professional reputation showing high ethical standards
• Investment in time mentoring others
• Strong business community network connections
• Education and professional experience
• History of the company and impact individual has had on the organization

Nominations due by noon on June 5, 2015

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Meredith Emerging Business Woman of the Year

This award recognizes an up and coming female leader who has not only already achieved career success and recognition within her peer group for her community involvement, but is poised to take on an even larger community-wide role in the years to come.

The ideal candidate will be a woman who:
• Is successful in her chosen field
• Has made significant contributions to the community civic, through nonprofit, and philanthropic involvement
• Has a personal and professional reputation showing high integrity and ethical standards
• Continues to advance in her chosen field and/or is moving into further leadership positions in the community

Nominations due by noon on June 5, 2015

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Our 2014 honorees:  



Angela Walker Franklin
 - President | Des Moines University

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Phyllis Hansell Retired clinical psychologist & executive coach and consultant

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Lisa Mills-LaValle - Owner and chef | Trellis

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Janet Metcalf - Chair of board | Broadlawns Medical Center

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Lynette Rasmussen
 - General Counsel | The Rasmussen Group Inc.

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Mary Sellers
 - President | United Way of Central Iowa

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Michelle Book Gowdy
 - Director of community and academic relations | Dupont Pioneer







 
2014 Women Business Owner of the Year: 


Kim Augspurger - 
Owner | Saxton Inc.
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2014 Meredith Emerging Woman of Influence:


Tiffany Tauscheck - 
VP of marketing & development | Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
 




Past Honorees:
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