WithIt Announces 2011 WOW Awards Finalists

       

       

GREENSBORO, N.C.­—WithIt, the women’s leadership development network, named the finalists for its WOW Awards for 2011, with Stickley Furniture President Aminy Audi earning its Legacy Award.

The Legacy Award is bestowed to a woman who has made significant lifetime contributions to the home and furnishings industries.

Nominees for the Education Award are Lauren West, director of communications for Natuzzi Americas; W.W. Epperson, partner, Mann, Armistead & Epperson; and Michelle Lamb, chairman and editorial director, Marketing Directions Inc., The Trend Curve.

Nominees for the Mentoring Award are Mary Frye, president, Home Furnishings Independents Association; Peggy Burns, Queen Bee, Circle Furniture; and Catherine Morsell, executive director, International Textile Market Association.

Leadership Award nominees are Dorothy Belshaw, senior vice president of GLM; Joni Greeson, co-owner, Collectic Home; and Connie Lineberry, vice president marketing, Furniture Today.

Future Leader Award nominees are Tammy Nagem, High Point Market Authority; Holly Blalock, vice president of merchandising and marketing, C.R. Laine; and Comer Wear, marketing director, Century Furniture.

The recipients for each award will be announced during WithIt’s annual conference, which will be held Aug. 23-25 at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hill Hotel in Raleigh, N.C.