The 15th annual Women of Influence event recognizes Central Iowa women for their contributions in the public or private sector. Winners are chosen based on the impact they have made in their chosen field or for their contributions through civic and philanthropic organizations. This event also awards the 2014 Woman Business Owner of the Year.
When being considered for recognition candidates will be judged on the following criteria:
• Success in their chosen field
• Lasting impact on the community
• Involvement with civic and/or non-profit organizations
• Role model for other women through not only their achievements but also their high ethical standards.

Nominate Women of Influence - NOMINATIONS WILL OPEN SPRING 2014
Nominate Woman Business Owner of the Year - NOMINATIONS WILL OPEN SPRING 2014


Here's a look back at the 2013 honorees:  

Margaret Borgen
 | Borgen Systems/Community volunteer

Diane Bridgewater
 | Executive VP, LCS
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Patty Cownie
 | Community volunteer
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Linda Grandquist
 | Community volunteer

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Laura Jackson | Executive VP, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Sharon Krause
 Owner, Dalla Terra Ranch LLC

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Alba Perez Executive officer, Iowa Department of Human Rights/Office of Latino Affairs

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Karen Shaff | Executive VP and general counsel, Principal Financial Group Inc.

2013 Women Business Owner of the Year:

Barbara Crowley
 | President & CEO, Brokers Clearing House Ltd.
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*Full profiles of all the honorees will be published in the Aug. 2 edition of the Business Record.
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