Ames, Iowa — Three women who have been identified as leaders, champions, or inspirations for women have been selected as the winners of the inaugural Ivy Women in Business Awards. They are:
- Luann Rickert, Deere & Company: Champion Award – to honor individuals, businesses, or organizations serving as champions to inspire, lead, and encourage women.
- Christina Spalding Moffatt, Crème Cupcake: Inspiration Award — to recognize women who have made a significant impact in their career. Through their work, they have inspired other women in business to become leaders and reach their full potential.
- Kelli Schmidt, KPMG: Young Alumna Award – to honor alumnae, 35 years of age or younger, who have distinguished themselves early in their career for their remarkable achievements.
“Highlighting and honoring the great work being done by women in business is intertwined with our goals to encourage more women to enroll at the Ivy College of Business and celebrating the achievements of women in business,” said Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding. “We cannot think of a better way to do that than to host an annual event to recognize their great work. We look forward to this special evening with them.”
The Ivy Women in Business Awards celebrate women in business, and their champions, and serve as an opportunity to inspire young women in college as they prepare for a bright future in business. The event is sponsored by the Ivy College of Business and the Collegiate Women in Business student organization.
The public is invited to this special ceremony on March 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the ISU Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business offers a wide variety of programs to maximize student potential, connects students with professionals through case competitions, interactive learning, study abroad, internships and ultimately successful employment. The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs have earned this credential.
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