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2017 20 Women to Watch in Business Winners Announced

April 6, 2017 - - Lynden, WA - - The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) announced the winners of the 2017 “20 Women to Watch in Business” leadership program.   SLMA CEO James W. Obermayer said, “Each year we ask our members to nominate and recognize women leaders in management whom they admire.  These women are CEOs, product managers, strategists and sales managers, authors and consultants, and company presidents. This year’s nominees are extraordinary in their accomplishments.”

 Why It’s Important:

"The 20 Women to Watch in Business” are found to have the knowledge, skills, and leadership to generate wealth for their companies, customers and fellow employees.”



In alphabetical order, the 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management are:

The Judges

Judges this year included author and consultant, Carolyn Dixon; consultant, author and radio personality, Andy Paul; and three additional anonymous judges.   The SLMA thanks them for their time and expertise in reviewing the nominees for the 20 Women In Business program.

The Process

SLMA members nominated women leaders in business.  From those nominated, 20 were selected.  Nominees were judged on their contributions to a combination of C-level management skills, published works, and marketing and sales activities.  Additional qualifications, such as board positions, authorships, and relevant presentations, were taken into account. 

The Sponsors

The sponsors who make this program possible are listed here on the 20 Women in Business website.