The recipients are women of excellence and industry leaders including past Awardees including:
2014 - Loreen Arbus (President/Founder of Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc., & The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation) - Lynn Tilton (Founder & CEO of Patriarch Partners) - Mama Sarah Obama (Founder & CEO of The Mama Sarah Obama Foundation) - Sandy Lerner (Co-Founder of Cisco Systems and Founder of Urban Decay) - Shannon Schuyler (Chief Corporate Responsibility and Purpose Officer with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US), and also serves as the President of the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.) - Tamara Mellon (Co-Founder of Jimmy Choo and Creative Director & Founder of Tamara Mellon)
2015 - Dr. Jen Welter (First woman to hold a coaching position in the NFL With previous background in women’s football leagues as a linebacker for 14 years) - Heidi Messer (Chairman and Co-Founder Collective[i]) - Kelly O. Chezum (President of External Relations at Clarkson University) - Leona Lewis (Grammy Nominee, British Singer, Songwriter, and Animal Welfare Campaigner) - Leslie Blodgett (Creator of bareMinerals, former CEO of Bare Escentuals, Board Member of Every Mother Counts, Stella & Dot, and SPANX) - Martha “Muffy”MacMillan (Director on the board of Cargill Inc., Director on the Cargill Foundation, Waycrosse, Inc. , Boards of the American Federation of Arts, Global Minnesota, The Economic Club of Minnesota, and The Walker Art Museum)
2016 - Iris Apfel (New York style icon, interior designer and businesswoman) - Joan Hornig (American jewelry designer and the founder of Joan Hornig Jewelry) - Katia Beauchamp (CEO and Co-Founder of Birchbox, a monthly beauty subscription box) - Kay Koplovitz (Founder of the USA Network and SyFy channel, and the first woman to serve as network president in television history) - Mindy Grossman (CEO and Director of HSN, INC., a member of the company’s Board of Directors, and CEO of Weight Watchers) - Sandra Lee (Emmy-winning television chef and author) - Tao Porchon-Lynch (Yoga master and award-winning author) - Yue-Sai Kan (Emmy-winning television host and producer, entrepreneur, bestselling author and humanitarian)
2017 - Andrea Kerzner (Founder and CEO of Lalela Project, Co-Creator of themoreweshare.com, Director of the Board of Kerzner International Holdings Limited) - Angie Bastian (Founder, Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP®) - Bobbi Brown (CEO Beauty Evolution, Former CEO & Chief Creative Officer Bobbi Brown Cosmetics) - Dorothy “Dottie ” Herman (Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Real Estate brokerage firm Douglas Elliman Real Estate LLC.) - Judith Ripka (Luxury Jewelry Designer & Founder Judith Ripka) - Lucy Jarvis (First Woman Television Producer, Peabody Award Winner) - Muna Rihani Al-Nasser (Chairwomen UN Women For Peace Association) - Sara Bareilles (Singer, Songwriter, 6-time Grammy Nominee, Broadway Musical Writer/ Composer) - Sonia Gardner (President, Managing Partner, and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group & Global Chair of the Board 100 Women in Finance) - Suzanne Lerner (President and Co-Founder Michael Stars, and Board Member Women Thrive Alliance) - Twinkle Khanna (Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author & Philanthropist)
2018 - Shannon Dellimore (Co-Founder/Creative Director Glam Glow) - Anna Sui (Internationally Renowned Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur) - Eileen Murray CO-CEO Bridgewater Associates, The world’s largest hedge fund) - Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise. The Royal House of Norway (Author & Chair Princess Märtha Louise's Fund to benefit disabled children) - Kathleen King ( Founder Tate’s Bake Shop) - Shelley Zalis (Founder OTX Global Technology Consulting Firm, CEO/Founder The Female Quotient) - Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk (President & Co-Founder Memnosyne Foundation & The John Philip Thompson Foundation) - Shari Staglin (CEO Staglin Family Vineyard & Co-founder One Mind)
We are grateful for your support in our grassroots mission in alleviating poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business! Excited for your nominations!