EPIC Awards

EPIC stands for Excellence as a woman business owner, Professional accomplishments during the past 5 years, Initiative and creativity in addressing major challenges in her business, and Civic and community involvement. These are all qualities that women business owners display each and every day. The judges are prominent members of the business community and base their decisions on these four areas. 

EPIC AWARDS 2019

Save the Date: March 14th, 2019

Louisville Marriott East - 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2HQlXAT

Judges: Summer Auerbach - Rainbow Blossom, Demetria Miles-McDonald - Decide Diversity, Lesa Seibert - Mightily, Cathy Zion - Today’s Woman

2019 EPIC Awards Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Feger - Color Today Pretty

Stephanie Feger is a passionate communicator who believes that a shift in perspective can help people live truly fulfilling lives. Her blog, Color Today Pretty, has inspired many to shift their mindsets and has spawned her latest accomplishment of authoring her book Color Today Pretty: An Inspirational Guide to Living a Life in Perspective. Stephanie believes that every choice in life has meaning and she empowers others to choose to color their days pretty, to choose perspective each moment of their lives. As a professional speaker, author and avid blogger, communications and marketing consultant, and home décor business owner, she shares her stories of inspiration through creativity, authenticity, and vulnerability. Learn more at www.ColorTodayPretty.com and receive a regular dose of inspiration by following her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

2019 EPIC Awards Keynote Speaker Emcee 

Demetria Gilkey

Determined to Succeed are three words that drive Demetria Gilkey. She is an ambitious woman who inspires people to walk fearlessly & confidently in their purpose so that they can maximize their full potential and live fulfilling lives. In her signature program, Blossom Into You, she empowers and guides people towards achieving their goals. She became a successful entrepreneur 5 years ago and now owns and manages 2 brands, Curly by Nature, LLC. and Demetria Gilkey, LLC. Her experience in management and working in corporate America have laid the foundation for Demetria to share her expertise and transform companies through business consulting and coaching. She is known for her contagious personality, an unforgettable smile, and her love for helping others. She is a proud graduate of Western Kentucky University, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, enjoys dancing, and watching television classics, such as The Golden Girls and Soul Food. Today, she is married to her college sweetheart, Aaron, and lives by the mantra, Never Give Up!

 

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Past Winners:   

2018

Strive Business Woman of the Year:  Amanda Matthews - Prometheus Art 

Thrive Business Woman of the Year:  Holly Weidemann - AU Associates 

Humanitarian of the Year: Julie Pogue, Julie Pogue Properties

Supporting Partner of the Year: Tammy Moloy, Ashley Rountree & Associates

Influencer of the Year: Determined by Live Vote - Anna Tatman - Rosa Mosaic and Tile Company

Member of the Year: Demetria Miles-McDonald, Decide Diversity

2017

Large Business Award Winner: Diane Fischer, L & D Mail Masters

Small Business Award Winner: JoAnne DeLorenzo Maamry, The Entrepreneur's Source - JoAnne Maamry

Humanitarian Award Winner: Colleen Clines, Anchal Project

Supporting Partner Award Winner: Carol Coldiron, BB&T Insurance Services

Member of the Year Award Winner: Patricia Butler, Patricia Butler Interiors

Leadership & Initiative Award: Denise Jerome, Michaelis Events

2016

Large Business Owner: Summer Auerbach, Rainbow Blossom

Small Business Owner: Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, Orthopaedic Specialists

Associate Owner: Kayla Mount, SuperFanU

Phoenix Award: Raquel Koff, Rodeo Drive

Supporting Partner: Jesika Young, US Bank

Humanitarian: Pamela Fulton Broadus, Splendid Events

2015

Large-Business: Kim Wickliffe, president of Kentuckiana Nursing Service

Small business: Tammy Ott, owner of Today’s Kids Childcare & Educational Facility

Samuel G. Swope Humanitarian Award: Lesa Seibert, CEO of media companies Xstreme Media and Mightily

2014

Large business: Diane B. Medley, Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP

Small business: Maggie M. Heely, Event Warriors and Weekend Wedding Warrior, LLC

2013
Large business: Sueanna Masterson, Masterson’s Catering

Small business: Tierra Kavanaugh Turner, TKT & Associates

2012
Ingrid Hernandez, InGrid Design

2011
Renea Sageser, Associates in Pediatric Therapy

2010
Cynthia Torp, Solid Light

2009
Camilla Schroeder, Advance Ready Mix Concrete

2008
Evelyn Strange, Advanced Electrical Systems

2007
Lawren Just, Persimmon Ridge

2006
Pat Kennedy Arrington, Jefferson Animal Hospitals

2005
Elizabeth Welsh, Executive Communications

2004
Jan Rowland, The Hair Design School

2003
Elizabeth Namusoke Kizito, Kizito Cookies

2002
Zenda Stakelbeck, Z Salon & Spa

2001
Margaret Ann Gnadinger, Colonel Q Formal Wear and Colonel’s Uniforms & Embroidery

2000
Cathy Zion, Today’s Woman

1999
Mary Ellen Stottmann, OnLine Printing, Inc.

1998
Mary Roberts, Omni Personnel

1997
Brenda H. Cecil, Extended Care, Inc.

1996
Kit Hartmann Abell and Gayle Uhls Greenwell, Today’s Woman

1995
Virginia Collins Burbank, Burbank & Collins Law Firm