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.

Our 2017 honorees: 


Jennie Baranczyk
Head coach, Drake University Women's Basketball

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Dianne Bystrom
Director, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, Iowa State University

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Mary Sconiers-Chapman
Community leader; retired higher education administrator

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Diana Deibler
President, Deibler & Company

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Tiffany Menke
President, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

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Janet Petersen
State senator, cofounder, Healthy Birth Day Inc.

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Toni Urban
Community leader, retired business owner

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2017 UNI College of Business Administration Woman Business Owner of the Year: 

China Wong
Owner, Salon Spa W

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2017 Meredith Emerging Woman of Influence:

Susan Hatten
Senior consultant, enterprise sales and strategic partnerships, Holmes Murphy & Associates 

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2016 Meredith Emerging Woman of Influence:
2016 Meredith Emerging Woman of Influence: