The Business Record's 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 and they've blazed a trail either personally or professionally for other women to follow.

Our 2016 honorees: 

Debi Durham
Iowa Economic Development Authority

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Nora Everett
President of Retirement and Income Solutions
Principal Financial Group Inc.

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Monica Friedman
Vice President of Human Resources

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Diane Glass
Author & Founder
Pine Spirit LLC

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Barb Kniff-McCulla
Owner & CEO
KLK Construction Inc.

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Cathy Lacy
Philanthropist and Community Volunteer

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Dawn Martinez Oropeza
Executive Director
Al Exito

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Ruth Randleman
City of Carlisle

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2016 CAPTRUST Woman Business Owner of the Year: 

Eileen Wixted
Owner & Principal 
Wixted & Company

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2016 Meredith Emerging Woman of Influence:

Emily Abbas
Chief Marketing Officer & Chief of Staff
Bankers Trust Co. 

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2016 Meredith Emerging Woman of Influence:
2016 Meredith Emerging Woman of Influence: