Eleven Top Women in Business to be Honored for Excellence in Leadership

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Annual Recognition Event Brings Together Wide Spectrum of Compelling Leaders, Industries and Disciplines

Eleven business leaders who have made a lasting impact on their companies and communities, as well as on other female leaders and colleagues, will be recognized next month at one of the premier Excellence in Leadership events in the United States.

Leaders hailing from a wide spectrum of fields and business disciplines — including financial services, retail, broadcasting, airlines, medicine, academia, government and non-profits — will be honorees at Womenetics’ annual POW! Awards set for April 19 in Atlanta.

Executives to be recognized at the POW! event will share lessons learned and compelling insights from their individual leadership stories and careers.

The roster of 2016 honorees, all chosen by a select vetting committee and nominated by the Atlanta community, are led by Lifetime Achievement Award winner Carol Tomé, chief financial officer and executive vice president - corporate services for The Home Depot.

Recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine, among others, Tomé joined The Home Depot in 1995 and has served as the company’s CFO since 2001. She provides leadership for The Home Depot in the areas of real estate, store construction, financial services, strategic business development and growth initiatives. Her corporate finance duties include financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, financial operations, divisional finance, internal audit, investor relations, treasury and tax.

Other leaders to be honored April 19:

  • Kali Wilson Beyah, assistant general counsel, Delta Air Lines
  • Katherine Blue, principal, sustainability services, KPMG LLP
  • Tena Clark, founder, CEO & chief creative officer, DMI Music & Media
  • Kristin Connor, executive director, CURE Childhood Cancer
  • Maggie DeCan, president & COO, The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC
  • Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, president, Agnes Scott College
  • Wonya Lucas, president & CEO, Public Broadcasting Atlanta
  • Judy Monroe, MD, FAAFP, president & CEO, CDC Foundation
  • Mary S. Moore, founder & CEO, The Cook’s Warehouse
  • Ambassador (ret) Mary Ann Peters, CEO, The Carter Center

“These leaders exemplify purposeful women who through the years have clearly demonstrated what it takes to succeed in their respective fields and functions,” said Elisabeth Marchant, founder and CEO of Womenetics. “Each is a high-achiever and powerful change agent who has succeeded in their own unique way.”

The POW! Awards, now in its sixth year, is one of two major leadership recognition events hosted by Womenetics, which continues to escalate its national presence. With a focus on powering businesswomens’ potential in the workplace, giving employers workplace tools, and connecting companies to women buyers, Womenetics is able to gather an array of leaders in a recognition event that demonstrates a cross-section of executive leadership success. Said Marchant: “This is a singular opportunity to hear at once from a wide range of leaders about what it takes to make it in today’s rapidly evolving business environment.”

About Womenetics: Womenetics is in the business of helping women succeed in the workplace. The company’s mission is to help women achieve their business potential and to provide solutions for businesses to excel and innovate by creating more dynamic, enriching, and positive workplaces for women. Womenetics does this in a variety of ways: by hosting events with provocative thinking and speakers, a robust website with interviews, real-world, practical content and tools for high-potential women; active networking, and by tapping into the best thinking and business practices on issues affecting businesswomen. It’s a platform for business success and a company’s positive bottom line.

For more about the leaders to be honored at the Georgia Aquarium at 11 a.m. on April 19, go to Womenetics.com/Events/POW-Awards/2016-Atlanta-POW-Honorees.

For tickets to the April 19 event in Atlanta, visit Womenetics.com/events/POW-Awards.

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