Awards program will honor 40 top female business leaders across the Greater Philadelphia region
Philadelphia, PA, July 12, 2016 – Friedman LLP is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the 2016 Philadelphia SmartCEO Brava Awards program for the first time. The annual awards program celebrates top female CEOs, nonprofit leaders and high-impact executives who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. This year’s honorees will be recognized for encouraging local philanthropy, mentoring up-and-coming leaders and setting their organizations on the path to tremendous growth.
“It’s a great honor to have the opportunity to be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Brava Awards and for the chance to recognize such a remarkable group of female entrepreneurs and executives,” said Denise McKnight, partner of Friedman LLP. “Friedman and the honorees share a likeminded commitment to empowering women as economic leaders that can drive positive change.”
This year’s Greater Philadelphia Brava winners collectively generate more than $3.5 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 20,000 individuals. The honorees will be profiled in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on July 12, 2016 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.
“Brava winners possess the hallmark qualities of successful leaders — vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Each winner in this year’s class exhibits these qualities in all facets of her life, from running her business to tending to her family and donating time and resources to philanthropic initiatives,” said Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO. “Friedman LLP’s support of this program proves that their values and mission align with that of this year’s group of finalists: to strengthen our economy, give back to those in need and provide a guiding hand of mentorship to the next generation of business leaders.”
Please see below for a complete list of winners. To share in the excitement leading up to the event, follow us @SmartCEO and @Friedmanllp and hashtag #BravaAwards.
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Long Island, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.