On May 26 the Business Record announced the 2021 Women of Influence during a live broadcast on Facebook. Watch the announcement

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.

Full profiles on each of the honorees will be published in the July 23 edition of the Business Record, and we’ll be honoring the women in person at a limited-capacity hybrid event on Aug. 5. Details about the event can be found below.

Join us in congratulating this inspiring group of women! 

Our 2021 honorees:

  • Emily Abbas - SVP, Chief Consumer Banking and Marketing Officer, Bankers Trust Co.
  • Marta Codina - Region Bank President, Wells Fargo
  • Rosalind Fox - Factory Manager, John Deere Des Moines Works
  • Joanie Houston - Community Champion
  •  Janice Lane Schroeder - CEO, Children & Families of Iowa
  • Virginia Lauridsen - Community Champion
  • Suzanne Mineck - President and CEO, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation
  • Tiffany Tauscheck - Chief Operations Officer, Greater Des Moines Partnership

Iowa State University Ivy College of Business Woman Business Owner of the Year

  • Sonia Parras - Founder, Co-Chair Attorney, Sonia Parras Law Office

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Emerging Woman of Influence

  • Hannah Inman - CEO, Great Outdoors Foundation 

Celebrate with us live in person on Aug. 5!

We are excited to announce that we will be honoring the 2021 Women of Influence at a limited-capacity in-person hybrid event on Aug. 5 at the Des Moines Marriott!

This year’s Women of Influence celebration will be the Business Record’s first hybrid event of 2021. We are excited to invite guests to join us in one of two ways: in person via a purchased corporate table or by accessing a free virtual broadcast, which will give those not in the room the ability to participate.

Due to limited room capacity and safety considerations, at this time we are not planning to offer general admission tickets. With the purchase of a corporate table you and your business will be able to fully engage in recognizing the honorees and support this group’s accomplishments live in the room. 

The deadline to secure a corporate table is June 30, and virtual tickets will be made available later this summer. If you are interested in purchasing a corporate table for the event, you can see additional details and request more information here: Request corporate table information.


Past honorees:

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