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 us in congratulating this inspiring group of women.


Our 2014 honorees:  

Angela Walker Franklin
 - President | Des Moines University

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Phyllis Hansell Retired clinical psychologist & executive coach and consultant

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Lisa Mills-LaValle - Owner and chef | Trellis

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Janet Metcalf - Chair of board | Broadlawns Medical Center

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Lynette Rasmussen
 - General Counsel | The Rasmussen Group Inc.

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Mary Sellers
 - President | United Way of Central Iowa

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

2014 Women Business Owner of the Year: 

Kim Augspurger - 
Owner | Saxton Inc.
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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