Established to honor women professionals, the Moxie Awards program welcomed its largest crowd in program history with nearly six hundred attendees.
“The Moxie Awards seek to highlight innovative and driven women leaders who are making an impact in their places of work, their communities, and their families,” said Nick Masino, President and CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett. “Gwinnett is fortunate to have such exceptional female leaders in our community and we congratulate the winners and finalists recognized and celebrated, here, today.”
Now in its fifth year, the Moxie Awards program hosts business leaders from across the metro Atlanta region. Seven winners were selected from 100 finalists, all within key categories that focused on everything from employers who champion women in business to individuals who have exceled as leaders, innovators, up-and-comers, and community engagers. This year’s winners included:
• Enlightened Employer Award – RudHil Companies
• Greater Good Award – Carol Burrell, President & CEO, Northeast Georgia Health Systems
• Influence Award – Melissa Meeker, CEO, The Water Tower
• On the Rise Award – Jasmine Billings, Community Development Manager, City of Lawrenceville
• Outstanding Organization Award – Explore Gwinnett Tourism & Film
• Pay It Forward Award – Jennifer Hibbard, CEO, View Point Health
• Moxie Award – Jennifer Fennell, District Manager, Jackson EMC
The event included an insightful keynote address on the five traits that great leaders will exhibit in the future, delivered by renowned public speaker, executive coach, and CEO of Hathorn Consulting Group, Sarah Hathorn. Hathorn invited attendees to contact her directly for insights on her address and donated three executive coaching sessions to winners drawn from a basket at the end of the program.
The Moxie Awards is produced by the Gwinnett Chamber with the support of several community partners including Northside Hospital, Bank of America, Walton Gas, ATL Search Group, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Gas South, Jackson EMC, Northeast Georgia Health System, Primerica, Suwanee Towne Florist, Andersen Tate and Carr, Arlington Capital, CAB Incorporated, Duke Realty, E2E Resources, GBC, Georgia Power, Hathorn Consulting Group, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Mighty 8th Media, Mitsubishi Electric Classic, StarPixs PhotoBooth, Awtrey Media Group, Business RadioX, New York Life, Level Seven, Luckie, MST, and Rock Paper Scissors.