Ivy Women in Business Award winners announced

Ivy Women in Business Award winners announced
Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding is proud to announce the 2021 winners of the Ivy Women in Business Awards. Established in 2018, the Ivy Women in Business Awards celebrate women who have been identified for their inspiration, leadership, and ability to serve as champions for women in business.

The Champion Award honors individuals, businesses, or organizations serving as champions to inspire, lead, and encourage women. This year’s winner is Kimberly Baeth (’93 journalism and mass communication, speech communication) of Urbandale, Iowa. Kimberly is president of Golden Openings, Inc.

The Inspiration Award recognizes women who have made a significant impact in their career. Through their work, they have inspired other women in business to become leaders and reach their full potential. This year’s winner is Jennifer Bryant (’98 M.S. in industrial relations) of West Des Moines, Iowa. Jennifer is executive vice president and chief human resources officer at American Equity.

The Outstanding Young Alumna Award honors alumnae, 35 years of age or younger, who have distinguished themselves early in their career for their remarkable achievements. This year’s winner is Kayla Vandehaar (’11 accounting, ’21 MBA) of Altoona, Iowa. Kayla is a tax manager at the Lauridsen Group, Inc.

“At the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business, we enthusiastically support women in business and their growth and advancement,” said Spalding. “Highlighting the achievements and leadership of women in business is an important aspect of our strategic goals at the college. We look forward to honoring this year’s winners at the awards ceremony on September 8.”

Read more about the recipients and this year’s event here. The Ivy Women in Business Awards Ceremony is sponsored by the Ivy College of Business and the Collegiate Women in Business student organization.

Event details
Ivy Women in Business Awards Ceremony
Suzanne Lyndon | Event Planner
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