Idaho Business Review annually celebrates Idaho’s most successful women from public, private, and charitable business sectors. Idaho Business Review receives hundreds of nominations and recognizes 50 honorees. Since 2011, one of the 50 is revealed and recognized as outstanding honoree and “Woman of the Year” in an Academy Award-like moment, culminating the evening’s event. In 2011, Heidi Thompson, president and founder of Scentsy, Inc., was named. Karen Vauk, president and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank, took the honor in 2012.
Giving credence to work ethic, innovation and balance, IBR honors these women and their commitment to excellence at a special awards dinner gala at The Riverside Hotel. The stories of how they got to where they are today, their achievements, and the lessons learned that contributed to their business experiences, will be showcased in a special magazine, available to subscribers in the Feb. 22 IBR, and passed out to all event attendees.
“Every one of these 50 women of the year exemplifies what it takes to be a leader,” said Idaho Business Review Vice President and Publisher Sean Evans. “Year after year we are amazed by the caliber of all of these women who are consummate business professionals who also manage to make a real difference in their communities.”
Here is the 2013 class of the Idaho Business Review Women of the Year
Karleen Andresen, Idaho Women’s Journal
Karen Ballard, Idaho Department of Commerce
Denise Bender, Lemhi County Crisis Intervention/The Mahoney House
Amy Benson, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
Stephanie Camarillo, Molly Maid
Wendy Gerwick Couture, University of Idaho College of Law
Angela Curtis, FACES Family Justice Center
Keely E. Duke, Duke Scanlan & Hall
Kate Eldridge, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Karianne Fallow, Red Sky Public Relations
Shari Fernandez, Idaho State University
Kit Fitzgerald, Red Barn Real Estate
Marcy Flansburg, D.L. Evans Bank
Wendy Fox, MetaGeek
Honey Goodman, Treasure Valley Hospice
Christine L. Hayward, Zions Bank
Natasha Hazlett, Fast Forward Marketing, LLC
LeAnn M. Hume, Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce
Evelyn S. Johnson, Boise State University, Lee Pesky Learning Center
Jana Jones, Boise Valley Economic Partnership
Cyndi Friend Kay, D.A. Davidson & Co.
Trisha Stevens Lamb, Boise State University College of Business & Economics
Julie Larson, Meridian Entrepreneur Think Tank Co-Op
Angela Lindig, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc.
Cathy McDougall, AARP Idaho
Jennifer McEntee, W.H. Moore Company
Diane Davis Myklegard, Julia Davis Park Coalition
Elizabeth (Betti) Newburn, Idaho Small Business Development Center
Lisa Nordstrom, Idaho Power Company
Tracy Olsen, WHPacific, Inc.
Stacy Pearson, Boise State University
Amy Pence-Brown, Treasure Valley Family Magazine
Kimberly Pettit, Helping Idaho Dogs, Inc.
Jennifer L. Reynolds, U.S. Bank
Susan Rowe, Scentsy, Inc.
Christine M. Salmi, Perkins Coie
Amanda Keating Schaus, Brighton Corporation
Karyn Scott, The Nichols Accounting Group P.C.
Marcia Smart, Smart Leadership Solutions
Cindy Smith-Putnam, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Sheila Spangler, Women’s Business Center – top five finalist
Larinda Spencer, Ataraxis, Inc.
Teri Thaemert, Boise School District
Raleigh Ann Vachek, Rathbone Warwick & Daly Investment Consulting of Wells Fargo Advisors
Kendra A. Waitley, K1 Event Planning & Fundraising
Eloisa S. Walker, M.D., St. Luke’s Children’s Pediatric Cardiology of Idaho
Emily Walton, Idaho Civic Engagement Project
Rachel Winer, Idaho Smart Growth
Mandy Wood, NLP Secure/Max Giving
Holli Woodings, State of Idaho