WIB - Verizon.png What is Women INfluencing Business?

The focus of this committee is to engage C-level female executives to enhance the standing of professional women in the community. The 2023 Committee will be chaired by Sarabeth Stine. She will collaborate on the Annual Women Influencing Business Awards Luncheon, facilitate the nomination process for selecting award winners, and assist in planning leadership training and an annual Women INfluencing Business Summit along with the annual Women & Wine Social. This open committee meets monthly. Thank you to our annual Naming Sponsor, Verizon.

2023 Schedule of Events

  • March 28, 2023 - Verizon Women Influencing Business Awards Luncheon
  • May 16, 2023 - Women Influencing Business Morning Mixer
  • August 24, 2023 - Women Influencing Business Women & Wine Social
  • November 1, 2023 - 3rd Annual Women Influencing Business Summit

2023 Business Woman of Excellence Awards

The Business Woman of Excellence Awards are given annually to those who demonstrate vision by bringing innovative ideas into action both in the workplace and community. Candidates must be currently employed in the North Fulton community. The 2023 Women INfluencing Business Award winners were recognized at the annual Verizon Women Influencing Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Mercer University, on Tuesday, March 28, 2022

2023 Award Winners:

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From left: Freda Hardage, Lara Madajewski, Toseima Jiles, Karen Cashion and Lara Dolan.
  • Woman of Excellence - Rising Star Award: Toseima Jiles, owner of CAI Business Group
  • Woman of Excellence – Nonprofit: Karen Cashion, President and CEO of Tech Alpharetta
  • Business Woman of Excellence – Small Business: Lara Dolan, Partner with Ansley Real Estate – Craft Dolan Team
  • Business Woman of Excellence – Large Business: Laura Madajewski, CPA, MBA, HLB Gross Collins
  • Business Woman of Excellence - Living Legacy: Freda Hardage, Community Liaison for Northside Hospital


  • March 28, 2023 - Wellstar Monthly Luncheon Series: Verizon Women INfluencing Business Awards - click HERE to view photos from the event
  • May 16, 2023 - Verizon Women INfluencing Business Morning Mixer - click HERE to view photos from the event
  • August 24, 2022 - Verizon Women INfluencing Business: Women & Wine Social, presented by JPMorgan Chase - click HERE to view photos from the event. 
    Check out this great recap video to see a glimpse into this amazing night!
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