As our first year launching this award which is purely dedicated to highlighting and recognising women who are consistently demonstrating exceptional growth, change or impact within the industry field. A staggering amount of nominations and personal submissions were received with multiple shortlists, however, we are now proud to announce the BEYOUROWN Women In Business Awards 2020 Class Honourees.
Marci Hopkins | Wake Up With Marci
Marci Hopkins is an award-winning TV personality, host, author and executive producer. The creator and host of Wake Up with Marci (CBS WLNY 10/55 10a Saturdays), Marci is a fearless new voice in television who tackles a wide range of issues on her show, including mental illness, domestic violence, divorce, addiction, trauma, weight loss, sexual abuse, wellness, and more.
Over a cup of coffee, she has candid conversations with her guests. Marci’s mission is simple: to inspire and empower her audience while spreading hope and happiness. When she is not hosting her show, this mother of two devotes much of her time to giving back to her community and public speaking. She is a board member for the YWCA, fighting for ethnic equality and women of sexual abuse. Marci is also the co-founder of Dragonfly Productions, a full video content studio in Fairfield, NJ.
Nadia Arain | The Spartanite Founder
Nadia Arain is an Award-Winning Author, Mentor and a Clairsentient Psychic. Former Model and Founder/CEO of #SPARTANITE, She provides Divine Self-Empowerment For Bold Entrepreneurs. Discover more of her magic at The Spartanite.
Jennifer Fage | Be Inspired Media Founder
Founded by Jennifer Fage, Be Inspired Media is a visual content creation agency that offers a fully integrated service from concept to delivery.
Julianne Ponan | Creative Nature Founder
Julianne Ponan is the 31-year-old CEO of superfood brand Creative Nature which supplies raw superfoods, snacks and food mixes which are free from the top 14 allergens. The products are suitable for those who are nutrition-conscious, vegetarians, vegans and of course for those who live with food allergy or intolerance.
Beauty & Hair Entrepreneur
Roz Colthart, MBA | Salon Studios Founder
Roz Colthart is the Salon Studios founder, the latest business venture is Salon Studios, a co-working hub for ambitious and entrepreneurial salon professionals, headquartered in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. The concept is a re-invention of traditional salon ownership, providing self-contained, move-in ready, stylish salons for salon professionals – hairdressers, beauticians, chiropractors, nutritionists, dieticians, wedding planners and more.
The business model makes it possible for all self-employed salon professionals to run their own business and make more money without the risks associated with owning a conventional space – all for the same rate as a chair rental in a traditional salon and often less.
Melissa Morris | Lantum CEO and Co-founder
Melissa is CEO and Founder of Lantum. Lantum is a powerful platform for managing staffing in the healthcare industry. Lantum saves healthcare organisations in both NHS and the US millions annually by efficiently automating processes end to end connecting the right clinicians with the right shifts.
Health & Wellness Entrepreneur
Sheila Owen | Peach Tree Counseling
For over two and a half decades Sheila Owen LCSW, LADC worked at hospitals and treatment centers addressing the mental health needs of people in several communities of Connecticut, USA. She took a leap of faith in 2013 when she launched her own company, PeachTree Counseling. With two Master’s degrees and two licenses to practice, Sheila serves the greater New Haven area by educating and treating for depression, anxiety, addiction, family and couples issues. She enjoys teaching and presenting at conferences to assist counsellors and therapists to develop their own expertise.
Social Good Entrepreneur
Tracy Litt | The Litt Factor Founder
Tracy is a spiritual advisor and mindset teacher to women leaders and entrepreneurs, a highly sought after keynote speaker, a TEDx speaker, and international best-selling author.
Sapna Pieroux | InnerVisions ID Founder
Brand consultant, designer, author and speaker, Sapna Pieroux is the multi-award-winning founder of brand consultancy InnerVisions ID.