Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 11, 2015 -- Angie Klein, VP Consumer Sales Strategy & Distribution, Verizon will be presented with M2W®’s 2015 This Woman Means Business Award at the 11th Annual M2W® – The Marketing to Women Conference, http://www.m2w.biz, April 21 & 22, 2015, Chicago Cultural Center. “The award is given to a woman who is a proven leader in her category of expertise … is an innovator and a visionary … and has a track record of building successful enterprises while energizing and inspiring the people she touches in all she does,” according to Nan McCann, M2W® producer.
”Angie Klein, in style and substance has demonstrated in every way that she is a woman who means business and has the results to prove it,” McCann explained. “In her current role as VP of Consumer Sales Strategy & Distribution, she is responsible for sales acquisition strategy for the Consumer and Mass Business division, and also has direct operational ownership of Verizon FiOS retail stores and a number of other sales channels, as well as the Verizon Enhanced Communities organization. In her previous role heading Northeast Marketing & Sales, Angie led one of the largest VP-run organizations in her company covering 3.5 million customers and revenue accountability of over $5 billion annually. Plus, she has given back by mentoring through the Nebraska Women’s Leadership Network in her home state, and by serving on the NYC Lower East Side Girls Club board of directors.”
Klein said, “I am sincerely honored to receive this award. The M2W® Conference brings together an impressive group of business leaders, and to be recognized among them is very humbling. While in college at the University of Nebraska, I was exposed to women who were leaders in their respective fields, many of whom had broken down barriers making it easier for my generation, and they gave me a sense of what was possible. One of those inspirations was Kris Malkowski, President of World Kitchen North America, and she continues to inspire me today. She being the first recipient of this award and the keynote speaker at the conference this year makes it all the more meaningful.”
Regarding her career at Verizon, Klein continued, “I have a lot of pride for what we’ve built with Verizon FiOS, being part of this business since the inception. Building something at the scale we did, and disrupting the market with a better product coupled with a better customer service experience in a capital-intensive, deeply-entrenched industry, was both exhausting and thrilling. Each year when the customer satisfaction rankings come out, I eagerly await them as Verizon FiOS continues to lead the industry, year after year. In addition to the business results, leading the many people in Verizon who have such a commitment to our customers and our shareholders is what makes this journey truly meaningful. Helping develop the representatives, managers and directors who I’ve had the chance to have on my team and seeing them succeed is by far the greatest satisfaction.”
With the conference focused on Marketing to Women, Klein remarked about her experiences in marketing in the telecom industry and overall, “Women continue to account for the majority of household spending in the US – across nearly ALL categories. So if you don’t know how to reach them and connect with them, your business, with rare exception, simply will not win. And I like winning”
About M2W® – The Marketing to Women Conference
“M2W® features case studies, research, workshops, creative sessions and peer-to-peer networking all designed to help marketers learn how to build better business with women who control 85% of all consumer spending in virtually every product category,” McCann said. “Study after study has shown that women are the dominant drivers of our consumer economy. They account for $7 trillion of annual spending in the US, and over $20 trillion globally. More than ever before, here and in markets worldwide, women mean business.”
“M2W® is annually attended by Fortune 1000 senior brand marketing executives and their agencies. The audience typically includes companies as diverse as Harley-Davidson, Bayer, Aetna, ESPN, Kraft Foods, Ford, GM, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Diageo, Walgreens, Wells Fargo, NBA, WebMD, Burton, L’Oreal, ConAgra and Whirlpool. They attend,” McCann said, “because they recognize the brand-critical importance of reaching women.”
M2W® 2015 is presented by Associate Sponsors: Crowdtap, Women’s Marketing, Marina Maher Communications; Workshop Sponsors: Social Media Link, FletcHER PR; Showcase Sponsors: Ketchum, Razorfish, May Designs, Harley-Davidson, World Kitchen, CBL, Willoughby Design, Kelley Blue Book, VML, Lifetime, PGA, Macaroni Kid, Tuxedo, CBX, Ask Patty, Collective Bias, World Surf League, House Party, Yokohama Tires; Video Content Resource: Snippies; Official Bookseller: Paramount Market Publishing (PMP).
For complete conference schedule and information visit: http://www.m2w.biz or call 860.724.2649 x13. M2W® is produced by PME® Enterprises LLC, 912 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 101, Wethersfield, CT 06109. PME® http://www.pme-events.com is a sales and marketing agency with a special emphasis on events.
Nan McCann, PME Enterprises, LLC, http://www.m2w.biz, +1 (860) 724-2649 Ext: 13, [email protected]
SOURCE PME Enterprises, LLC