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The Ivy College of Business will present the fifth annual Ivy Women in Business Awards during a special ceremony on Wednesday, September 28, at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the awards presentation at 6 p.m. The awards celebrate women in business, and their champions, and serve as an opportunity to inspire college women as they prepare for a bright future in business. The 2022 honorees are:

Connie Wimer

Women in Business Champion Award:

Connie Wimer
Chair of Business Publications Corporation

“Connie has encouraged, supported, and provided opportunities for other women and girls through her professional and community involvement, including mentoring countless women (and men) who are now leaders in their own right.”

Miriam De Dios Woodward

Women in Business Inspiration Award:

Miriam De Dios Woodward (’04 management and marketing)
Global CEO of ViClarity

“In addition to her tremendous career success, Miriam serves on the Ivy College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, the Women in Business Advisory Council, and the Food Bank of Iowa board of directors. She also serves as a mentor at the Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines.”

Ashley Gassmann

Outstanding Young Alumna Award:

Ashley Gassman (’19 marketing and event management)
Owner and founder of Mariglow Neon

“We always hope our entrepreneurial students are able to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures and be successful. Ashley has one-upped everyone by starting three businesses only three years out of college.”

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