Elite Women Around The World® Award Criteria
A woman who is:
- Making a difference worldwide in the lives of other women socially and economically
- Creating projects and programs for women which go beyond the boundaries of her job and business responsibilities
- Serving as a Mentor and role model to lift and inspire women and young girls
Women Who Change The World® Award 2020
Women Who Change The World Nominee Form & Guidelines (not accepting nominations at this time)
Women Who Change The World Award
2017 - Virginia Marti Veith, Founder of Virginia Marti College of Art and Design, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
2016 - Margaret W. Wong, Attorney, President and Managing Partner of Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LPA, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
2015 - Alexandria Johnson Boone, Chairwoman & Founder of Women of Color Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Young Professional Leadership Award
2017 - Priya Roy, MD, Gastroenterologist & Partner of Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
2016 - Krupa Savalia, MD/Ph.D Scholar of University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, U.S.A.
2015 - Uzma Kazmi, Vice President Business Banking, Sales Manager of PNC Bank, N.A., Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
ALPHA Woman Award
2017 - Ramona Robinson, Anchor & Journalist, Cleveland 19 News; Stefani Schaefer, Co-Anchor, Fox 8 News; Honorable K. J. Montgomery, Judge, Shaker Heights Municipal Court; Moreen Bailey Frater, Director Community, WEWS News 5; Mona Gupta, MD, Internal Medicine & Palliative Care, University Hospitals; Venera Izant, Senior Vice President, B Riley Wealth Management; Meryl Johnson, Representative, State Board of Education, District 11; Sandra Lee, Former Publisher, Summit, Portage & Stark County Women's Journals; Inna Kinney, Founder & CEO, Economic and Community Development Institute; Germaine Gibian, Former President, Zonta Club of Cleveland; Antara Datta, Founder & Artistic Director, Anga Kala Kathak Academy; Aileen Chin, Manager & Co-Owner, Hunan by the Falls; Toni DiBlasi Hadad, Owner, Toni in Style; Holly Perzy, MD, MMM, FAAP, FACP, Chief Executive Director, MHSelect & VP, Care Delivery, MetroHealth
2016 - Maria Quinn, Attorney, The O'Brien Law Firm LLC; Jane Leher Eckert, PdD, President & CEO, Studio e; Katherine Miracle, Founder & President, Miracle Resources, LLC; DeLores Pressley, CEO, DeLores Pressley Worldwide
Community Leadership Award
2017 - Frank G. Jackson, Mayor, City of Cleveland; John DiJulius, Chief Revolution Officer, The DiJulius Group; Dustin S. Klein, Publisher & Chief Operating Officer, Smart Business; Michael Gaffney, President, Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio; Marvin Montgomery, Professional Sales Trainer, Marvin Montgomery; Mahesh Desai, Reporter, TV Asia; Eric Tolbert, CLU®, ChFC®, Financial Advisor, Eric Tolbert & Associates
2016 - Sree Sreenath, PhD, President, Sewa International; Lou Acosta, President, North Coast Minority Media; Lakshminarayanan (Laks) Venkataraman, Executive Vice President & Co-Owner, Magni-Power Co.; Jeff Nischwitz, Founder, The Nischwitz Group
2015 - Sandhia Varyani, MD, FACOG, OBGYN, Ahuja Medical Center and University Hospitals; Margaret Mitchell, President & CEO, YWCA Greater Cleveland, Joan Rosenthal, President & Founder, Marigold Catering; Joy Roller, President, Global Cleveland; Jill Miller Zimon, Founder & Chief Open Data Evangelist, OpenNEO; Rebecca Morgan, President, Fulcrum ConsultingWorks, Inc.; Danita Harris, Anchor, WEWS Chanel 5 News; Sudarshan Sathe, President, New Concepts, Inc.; Ratanjit S. Sondhe, Founder & CEO, Discoverhelp, Inc.
Lifetime Achievement Community Leadership Award
2017 - Tina Joseff, President, CEO & CFO, Joseff-Hollywood dba Joseff Investment Castings, Burbank, California
2016 - Harlan Diamond, Founder, Executive Caterers Landerhaven, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Organizational Leadership Award
2017 - United Way of Greater Cleveland, August A. Napoli, Jr., President & CEO
2016 - Counsel of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), Steve Millard, President & Executive Director
Excellence in Advocacy & Leadership Award
2017 - Rupesh Raina, MD, FAAP, FACP, FNF & FASN, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Recipients of the Elite Women Around The World® Women of Distinction Award 2012
Stella Moga Kennedy
, Founder, President & CEO of LeChaperon Rouge, Childcare & Elementary Schools from Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.
Lori DeVore, Founder & CEO of DeVore Technologies from Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.
Dr. Cyndie Spanier, Psychologist & Deputy Commissioner of Pittsburgh Behavioral Medicine from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
Venera Izant, Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor, RP, CRPC of Izant-Creadon Group from Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.
First Recipient of the Elite Women Around The World® Award
Diane Ullemeyer-Trimbath, President, The Design Edge, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A