I am always so grateful to win any award, and it truly pushes and fuels me to work that much harder to be a better Patty and create an even better Pure Romance. This week I was honored by the Cincinnati Regional Chamber, winning a We Celebrate award in the Social Entrepreneur Category. I was so incredibly moved by this recognition and more than anything was excited that this would bring more awareness to the work that needs to be done for women’s sexual health.
Below is a list of the winners and runner-ups for each category. A special congratulations to all of the amazing women who were nominated. We are so fortunate to have all of these wonderful women in Cincinnati who are making a difference in our community and beyond!
Women-owned Business of the Year: Robin Wood, Robin Wood Flowers, winner; Carla Eng, Abstract Displays Inc., runner-up;
Best New Product or Service of the Year: Kelly Kolar, Kolar Design, winner; Kimberly Taylor, Kimbers LLC, runner-up;
Social Entrepreneur of the Year: Patty Brisben, Pure Romance, winner; Peg Stookey, Legacy Connection LLC, runner-up;
Business Mentor of the Year: Icy Williams, National Sustainability Coalition, winner; Debbie Simpson, Multi-Craft, runner-up;
Marketing to Women: Best Campaign of the Year: Pink Ribbon Empowerment Program/Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund, winner; Amy Scalia, Cincy Chic, runner-up;
Social Media Innovator of the Year: Moira Weir, Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services, winner; Alicia Stevens, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, runner-up;
Woman of the Year-Corporate: Charlotte Otto, Procter & Gamble Co., winner; Karen Bowman, Convergys Corp., runner-up;
Woman of the Year-Entrepreneur: Kelly Mahan, Mahan Advertising Inc., winner.; Erin Schreyer, Sagestone Partners LLC, runner-up;
Woman of the Year-Nonprofit: Mary Carol Melton, Cincinnati Union Bethel, winner; Robin White, Great Oaks Career Campuses, runner-up.