The Business Record's Women of Influence awards celebrate the work of women who have made a difference.

They've devoted their lives to doing things most wouldn't. They've spent countless hours on various boards and they've blazed a trail either personally or professionally for other women to follow.

Join me in congratulating this inspiring group of women, and join us at our annual event on Aug. 7. 
Full profiles on each of the honorees will be published in the Aug. 1 edition of the Business Record.


Our 2014 honorees:  

Angela Walker Franklin - President | Des Moines University

Phyllis Hansell Retired clinical psychologist & executive coach and consultant

Lisa Mills-LaValle - Owner and chef | Trellis

Janet Metcalf - Chair of board | Broadlawns Medical Center

Lynette Rasmussen - General Counsel | The Rasmussen Group Inc.

Mary Sellers - President | United Way of Central Iowa

Michelle Book Gowdy - Director of community and academic relations | Dupont Pioneer

2014 Women Business Owner of the Year: 
Kim Augspurger - Owner | Saxton Inc.

2014 Meredith Emerging Woman of Influence:
Tiffany Tauscheck - VP of marketing & development | Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
Past Honorees:
2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | All Honorees