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Washington SmartCEO Celebrates 25 Powerhouse Women Leaders at the Brava! Awards, July 24
400 CEOs & decision-makers will join SmartCEO in honoring female CEOs at this
highly anticipated, high-energy celebration
Lanham, MD (June 29, 2012) — Washington SmartCEO magazine recognizes this year’s Brava winners at the 2012 Brava! Awards to take place on Tuesday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. The Brava! Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 25 of Greater Washington’s women business leaders. This year’s winners collectively generate $1.7 billion in revenue and employ over 4,800 people. Additionally, the 2012 Brava winners will be profiled in the July 2012 issue of Washington SmartCEO magazine.
Please see below for complete program details. Follow us on twitter @SmartCEO and join in on the excitement! #brava!awards.
The Washington Brava! Awards, now in its sixth year of celebration, kicked off with a nomination process ending this past March. Across the Mid-Atlantic, over 200 nominations were collected for the program. To be considered for the Brava! Awards, nominees were required to be women executives leading companies that generated at least $1 million in revenue and who encourage local philanthropy, mentor fellow CEOs and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. A dozen local business leaders of Greater Washington came together to form the Brava committee and to choose this year’s winners.
For a complete list of winners, please see below. For more information on the Brava winners, visit www.smartceo.com to view the digital edition of the July 2012 issue.
“The 2012 Brava winners are an impressive group of women doing exceptional things for our community and beyond. They are the leaders of today and tomorrow — a highly talented group that has the drive to do great things. I am sure we will continue to hear of their success for many, many years to come,” says Jaime Nespor, group publisher of SmartCEO magazine. “We are honored to recognize such a group of women and their accomplishments.”
The winners will be celebrated at the Washington Brava! Awards ceremony on July 24, 2012, at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. An expected sell-out event, 400 local C-level executives and guests will attend to celebrate the winners’ achievements. Past Brava winners, including members of the Washington Brava! Hall of Fame as well as potential inductees will also be in attendance. Five past Brava winners will be honored the evening of the event with their induction into the Brava! Hall of Fame. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception followed by the awards ceremony and a final toast to the women leaders of Greater Washington. Suit donations will also be accepted the evening of the event for SmartCEO’s Washington Brava! Awards charity partner, Suited for Change, an organization which helps low-income women to increase their employment and job retention potential by providing professional attire and contributing to their economic independence.
SmartCEO is an exclusive community of CEOs and business leaders with a mission to educate, motivate and inspire our community through the pages of our magazine, connections at our C-level events and access to valuable online resources. With over 10 years of consistent growth, our communities comprise business leaders who are visionaries, mentors and well-respected leaders whose experiences benefit their own organizations and the communities in which they serve. Growing companies are SmartCEO companies.
About the Brava! Awards
The Brava! Awards celebrate women business leaders who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. These female CEOs have become exemplary leaders in their companies and the community at large by encouraging local philanthropy, mentoring fellow CEOs and setting their companies on the path to tremendous growth.
COMPLETE PROGRAM INFORMATION
2012 Brava! Awards
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: The Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Attire: Business Cocktail
2012 Washington Brava Winners
ASM Research, Inc., Jeri Lassiter
Bolana Enterprises, Inc., Valarie Dock
Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc., Candice Bennett
CSS-Dynamac, Dr. Jolanda N. Janczewski
DC College Access Program, Argelia Rodriquez
DRT Strategies, Inc., Susan M. Kidd
The ELOCEN Group, LLC, Necole Parker
e-Management, Ola Sage
GCS, Inc., Nicole Geller
Global Impact, Renee Acosta
InCadence Strategic Solutions, Sandra Corbett
Inova Alexandria Hospital, Christine Candio
Nonprofit HR Solutions, Lisa Brown Morton
Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center, Grace L. Keenan
Potomac Pediatrics, PC, Caren Glassman
Praescient Analytics, Katie Crotty
Ridgewells Catering, Susan Lacz
Roth Doner Jackson, PLC, Karen Doner
Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats, Doron Petersan
The Sutter Group, Karen Sutter
Technalink, Inc., Alka Dhillon
Tetra Tech AMT, Susan Chodakewitz
TMI Consulting, Thomasina M. Ivy
TRX Systems, Inc., Carol Politi
Washington Speakers Bureau, Christine Farrell
To find out more about the 2013 Brava! Awards nomination process, contact programs manager Georgia Thomas. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact regional director Samantha Belin or register online at http://www.cvent.com/d/6cq18w/4W.
In an effort to preserve the reputational equity of each event, SmartCEO requests that guests be limited to ONLY the following: CEOs who are running profitable and comparably sized organizations; C-level management of profitable companies. C- level consists of: CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, CIO, COO, Chairman, President. SmartCEO reserves the right to manage the event guest list and attendee access.
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