SEATTLE, Washington (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
The Springboard Academy, a Seattle-based professional development company that helps companies achieve a competitive edge, today announced that two of its leaders are nominated for the Puget Sound Business Journal’s ‘Women of Influence’ award. Margo Myers, Springboard’s Executive Director, and Elizabeth Harris, Chief Marketing Officer, are both active in the business community and each have major achievements to their credit.
“I am excited to be nominated for such a prestigious award,” said Myers, Executive Director. “There are so many influential and talented women in this region; it’s an honor to be included in the conversation.”
The Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes outstanding women leaders, known for their ability to move the needle in their industry, are respected for their accomplishments, give back to the community, and are sought out as mentors or respected advisors in their field of influence. Winners in 2011 include Bobbe Bridge, former State Supreme Court Judge and CEO of Center for Children and Youth Justice, Janet Denyer, CEO of Gene Juarez Salons and Spas, and Kelly Tweeddale, Executive Director of Seattle Opera.
“It’s an honor to be nominated,” said Harris. “This is great recognition from the Puget Sound Business Journal for business leaders in the community, and it’s wonderful to see such impressive women named as past winners.”
Myers is a former TV news anchor at both KOMO and KIRO TV, who is now Executive Director of the Springboard Academy, working with companies and their high-potential employees to improve their presentation skills, professional image and team communications. She also serves on the WSU Foundation Board of Trustees, the Murrow College of Communication Professional Advisory Board, and the Seafair Board. Myers often speaks to university business and communication classes, as well as business organizations to share her experience.
Harris is a business executive who built a $100,000/year startup company, Pacific Business Interiors, into a successful $16 million/year business. She is now founder and CEO of her own consulting company, Resultist, and is the Chief Marketing Officer at the Springboard Academy. Harris also serves the community as Board Co-Chair of ‘The Executive Network of Seattle’ (TENS), a six year member of Seattle Rotary 4, a donor and contributor to local community projects such as the KCTS phone banks, local education, food banks, and business mentoring for UW students who are majoring in business.
The Springboard Academy provides workshops and programs for corporations, and conducts a Leadership Training Program for people who want to move ahead in their fields and careers. For more information about the Springboard Academy, visit http://www.thespringboardacademy.com, or email succeed(at)thespringboardacademy(dot)com.