The Washington Business Journal Announces Honorees for the 11th annual Women Who Mean Business Award

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Arlington, VA – In its 11th year, the Washington Business Journal Women Who Mean Business Awards program has over 280 alumnae including some of the most powerful in Washington. Every autumn the Washington Business Journal selects a new class to join the coveted group. The Washington Business Journal is pleased to announce the following honorees in its 2014 Women Who Mean Business awards program:

Leona Agouridis, Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

Marla Malcom Beck, Bluemercury Inc.

Jennifer Bognet, Bognet Construction

Sister Mary Bourdon, Washington School for Girls

Mary Brady, The Economic Club of Washington D.C.

Donna Cooper, Pepco

Tamara Copeland, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Tamara Darvish, Darcars Automotive Group

Anita Dunn, SKDKnickerbocker

Margaret Dunning, Widmeyer

Communications, a Finn Partners Company

Celia Edwards Karam, Capital One Bank

Kathleen Flanagan, Abt Associates Inc.

Denise Hart, O2 Lab Inc.

Laurie Hill, MedImmune

Kathy Hollinger, Restaurant Association

Metropolitan Washington

Nazzic Keene, SAIC

Meredith LaPier, CBRE Inc.

Suzanne Laporte, Compass

Susan Neely, American Beverage Association

Sarah Nutter, George Mason University, School of Business

Nicole Quiroga, Telemundo

Heather Stouffer, Mom Made Foods

Payal Tak, Telesis

Sally Wilson, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Pandit Wright, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington

The Women Who Mean Business awards program is designed to honor the region’s most influential businesswomen. These women are from every industry and profession; women who’ve made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for the rest of us, and are leaving a mark on Washington DC business. Honored individuals will be profiled in the November 14, 2014 edition of the Washington Business Journal.

Washington Business Journal, along with title sponsor, Capital One Bank, will recognize the honorees at an evening awards program to be held November 13, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Registration begins at 6:30 pm with cocktails and an awards program to follow.

Registration information for the event is available at:

Questions concerning the event can be directed to Whitney Suntum at 703-258-0854 or



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