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. 


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!


2019 Sponsors

Founding Sponsors



Platinum Sponsors                          






Keynote Sponsor   


EPIC VIP Breakfast Celebration Sponsor



Events Management Sponsor 



Adult Beverage Sponsors



Program and Logo Sponsor



Sign Sponsor


Media Sponsors




Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors



Corporate Sponsors



Award Design



Platinum Media Sponsors



Past Winners


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


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


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


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


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

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

Large business: Sueanna Masterson, Masterson’s Catering

Small business: Tierra Kavanaugh Turner, TKT & Associates

Ingrid Hernandez, InGrid Design

Renea Sageser, Associates in Pediatric Therapy

Cynthia Torp, Solid Light

Camilla Schroeder, Advance Ready Mix Concrete

Evelyn Strange, Advanced Electrical Systems

Lawren Just, Persimmon Ridge

Pat Kennedy Arrington, Jefferson Animal Hospitals

Elizabeth Welsh, Executive Communications

Jan Rowland, The Hair Design School

Elizabeth Namusoke Kizito, Kizito Cookies

Zenda Stakelbeck, Z Salon & Spa

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

Cathy Zion, Today’s Woman

Mary Ellen Stottmann, OnLine Printing, Inc.

Mary Roberts, Omni Personnel

Brenda H. Cecil, Extended Care, Inc.

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

Virginia Collins Burbank, Burbank & Collins Law Firm