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.


Here are the 2013 honorees: 

Margaret Borgen
 | Borgen Systems/Community volunteer

Diane Bridgewater
 | Executive VP, LCS
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Patty Cownie
 Community volunteer
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Linda Grandquist
 | Community volunteer

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Laura Jackson | Executive VP, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Sharon Krause
 | Owner, Dalla Terra Ranch LLC

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Alba Perez Executive officer, Iowa Department of Human Rights/Office of Latino Affairs

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Karen Shaff | Executive VP and general counsel, Principal Financial Group Inc.

2013 Women Business Owner of the Year:

Barbara Crowley
 | President & CEO, Brokers Clearing House Ltd.
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