Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes World’s Top Women Entrepreneurs

Kathy Steele Recognized By Enterprising Women Magazine

Kathy Steele, President of Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology in Lombard, Illinois, was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. The Awards are an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs, presented by Enterprising Women magazine. Honorees were recognized at the 15th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, which was held April 2-4 at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

 The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship. Award winners were recognized in seven categories based on annual sales revenues.

 “The recipients of the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards represent an amazing group of women entrepreneurs from across the United States and as far away as The Netherlands, South Africa, Uganda, the United Kingdom and Canada,” said Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women. “We could not be more proud to recognize their accomplishments as CEOs of fast-growth companies, community leaders, and role models and mentors to other women and girls.”

Enterprising Women Magazine, with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. Published in both print and digital editions, the online edition of the magazine reaches one million readers in 185 countries. 

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