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WOW Award Recipients

WithIt President's Awards nominate for WithIt WOW awards

Founders Award/Lifetime Achievement

The Founder's/Lifetime Achievement award is given on rare occasion to an exceptional leader who has fostered
the advocacy of women and exemplified the mission of WithIt in the home and furnishing industries.

2003

Jena Hall

Jena Hall Designs, Inc.

2013

Margaret Traub

Adesso, Inc.

2017

Kimberley Wray 

Kimberley Wray Marketing & Communications


Legacy Award/Lifetime Achievement

The Legacy Award is presented to a woman of achievement who has made significant lifetime
contributions to the home and furnishings industries.

 

1999

Christiane Michaels

Waverly

2000

Nancy High

IHFMA

2003

Lillian Vernon

Lillian Vernon Corp.

2004

Kay Lambeth

Erwin-Lambeth Furniture

 

2005

Lee Oliver

Arthur A. Oliver and Sons

 

 

2006

Kathy Bovey

AmericasMart, Atlanta

 

 

2007

Lee Brown

Impact Consulting Services

 

 

2008

Dianne Ray

Garden City Furniture

 

 

2009

Lillian August

Lillian August Designs

 

 

2010

Julie Phillips

The Phillips Collection

 

 

2011

Aminy Audi

L. & J.G. Stickley

 

 

2013

Kathy Ireland

Kathy Ireland Worldwide

 

2014

Susan Gravely

Vietri, Inc.

 

2015

Carolyn Kinder

Carolyn Kinder, Inc.

 

2016

Connie Post Benton

Connie Post Affordable Design Solutions

 

2017

Caroline H.S. Hipple

Norwalk  Furniture

 

Education Award

The Education award is presented to an executive or company which has developed programs
to educate associates, retailers or consumers about home and furnishings industries.

 

2000

Aminy Audi

L. & J.G. Stickley

2003

Ellen Gefen

Gefen Productions

2004

Kim Shaver

Hooker Furniture Corp.

2005

Caroline Hipple

Norwalk Furniture

 

2006

Wilma Hammett

North Carolina State Univ.

retired educator

 

 

2007

Dawn Brinson

The Media Matters, Inc.

 

 

2008

Jaclyn Hirschhaut

American Home Furnishings

Alliance

 

2009

Susan Inglis

Sustainable Furnishings

Council

 

2010

F. Jay Reardon

Reardon Advisors

 

 

2011

Lauren West

Natuzzi Americas, Inc.

 

 

2013

Cheminne Taylor-Smith

Tobi Fairley & Associates

 

 

2014

Russell Bienenstock

Furniture World Magazine

The Bienenstock Furniture Library

 

2015

Deb Barrett

Window Dressings

 

2016

Patricia Bowling

American Home Furnishings

Alliance

 

 

2017

Laura Holland

Heritage Home Group

 

 

Mentoring Award

The Mentoring award is presented to an executive or organization that has fostered

advocacy, development or promotion of women in their company.

 

2000

Judy George

Judy George International

2003

Farooq Kathwari

Ethan Allen, Inc.

2004

Lyn Peterson

Motif Designs

2005

Jeff Young

Caracole

 

2006

Kathi Cunningham

Classic Home

 

 

2007

Jeffrey J. Cook

A.R.T. Furniture

 

 

2008

Edward Tashjian

Tashjian Marketing

 

 

2009

Manoj Nigam

MicroD Inc.

 

 

2010

Kathy Wall

The Media Matters, Inc.

 

 

2011

Peggy Burns

Circle Furniture

 

 

2013

Wright Global Graphics

Ron Wright, Greg Wright &

Don Wright

 

2014

Mary Knackstedt

Knackstedt Inc.

 

2015

Lorri Kelley

BDI

 

 

2016

Renee Loper Boyd

International Market Centers

 

 

2017

Dana Helms

MicroD

 

 

 

Leadership Award

The Leadership award is presented to a woman over 40 who has demonstrated
successful leadership in her company, in WithIt, and in the home and furnishings industry.

 

2011

Connie Lineberry

Sandow Media Retail Group

2013

Kimberly Brown Knopf

Innovative Mattress Solutions

2014

Karrie Forbes

Mattress Firm

2015

Libby Langdon

Libby Interiors, Inc.

 

 

 

2016

Irene Crowell

Ashley Furniture Industries

 

2017

Randy Rubin

Crypton®

 

 

Future Leader Award

The Future Leader award is presented to a woman under 40 who has demonstrated outstanding
achievement and the potential to become an industry leader.

 

2003

Christina Delouchry

Storehouse, Inc.

2004

Jana Platina-Phipps

Home Couture Collective

2005

Tracey Denton

Sealy, Inc.

2006

Emma Roubstov

Four Hands

 

2007

Dana Andrew

Dana Andrew Communications

 

2008

Christy DiFoggio

Genre Brand Communications

2009

Jessica Koster

Cargill, Inc.

2010

Rene Crosby

Four Hands

 

2010

Kristin Hawkins

Steinreich Communications

 

2010

Vanessa Northrup

1220 Design

2010

Kaci Prunty

TempurSealy

2011

Tammy Nagem

High Point Market

Authority

 

2013

Kiersten Hathcock

Mod Mom Furniture

 

2014

Leah Kirkland

Outward Inc.

2015

Julia Marks

Picture Source

2016

Stephanie Lena

Lena Design

 

 

2017

Megan Barrett

Vanguard Furniture

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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