We are so pleased and proud to announce that our very own CEO and Ghost Tweeting founder, Nika Stewart, has won the Breakout Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award! The award was announced at the 2013 Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World conference hosted by Savor the Success, the premiere business network for women entrepreneurs, and co-sponsored by American Express OPEN and Whole Foods. The conference honored top and emerging women entrepreneurs on May 8th and 9th in New York City.
“I started the conference to inspire women entrepreneurs and executives to build a successful business or career and design the lifestyle they want. Hearing from other women who have done just that is so inspiring.”
Angela Jia Kim
Jessica Herrin was honored as Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 for jewelry company, Stella & Dot. She spoke to the audience about how women can “think bigger” before leading a private mentoring session with other award winners.
Other notable speakers at Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World included Gilt.com co-founder Alexis Maybank, swimwear designer Malia Mills, MSNBC’s JJ Ramberg, Stella & Dot jewelry founder Jessica Herrin, Yummie Tummie founder Heather Thomson, and the author of Start With Why, Simon Sinek.
The public submitted nominees and a panel of four judges chose the winners based on merit, caliber, and growth in the past year.
The 2013 Award Winners are:
Conference of the Year Award 2013
Katherine Gordon for 3% Conference
Breakout Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Nika Stewart for GhostTweeting.com
Trailblazer Award 2013
Shasta Nelson for Girlfriend Circles
Website of the Year Award 2013
Alexa Hirschfeld for Paperlesspost
Author of the Year Award 2013
Michele Howe Clarke for Face Forward
Product Company of the Year Award 2013
Alison Raffaele for Alison Raffaele Cosmetics
Savor Sister of the Year Award 2013
Fastest Growing Company of the Year Award 2013
Kristin Fraser Cotte for The Grapeseed Company
Mission-Driven Company of the Year Award 2013
Emily Holdridge for Everything Happy
Media Maven of the Year Award 2013
Amy E. Goodman
Coach of the Year Award 2013
Janice Hoffmann for Success is Sweetest
Food/Beverage Company of the Year Award 2013
Allison Jagtiani for Goji Gourmet
Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Jessica Herrin for Stella & Dot
Savor The Success’ Rock the World conference gathers America’s top, female entrepreneurs and executives to inspire and empower women to build a prosperous business and life. Attendees learn how to develop essential leadership skills, increase productivity and recruit top quality staff, all while networking with like-minded women. Rock the World provides conference attendees with the nuts-and-bolts know-how, resources, strategies, and connections needed to succeed.
Angela Jia Kim founded Savor the Success in 2009 with the goal of inspiring, encouraging and enabling female entrepreneurs to “have it all.” The first meeting took place in Angela’s living room with just two other women and four years later has grown to 20,000 approved online members. Women who have a business can sign up for an online profile for free and can upgrade to clubs according to where they are in their businesses.
As a mother, wife and entrepreneur herself, Angela understands a thriving small business is good for the American economy and for the family unit since entrepreneurship offers women and men more flexibility. Savor the Success’ rapid growth is a testament to the fact that these beliefs resonate around the country.
“I started the conference to inspire women entrepreneurs and executives to build a successful business or career and design the lifestyle they want. Hearing from other women who have done just that is so inspiring,” says Kim. “We started humbly with just a few small monthly gatherings in New York City. As we grew, we had to find bigger spaces. Our first official conference four years ago sold out within a month, and it has grown every year since.”
Rock the World members have been featured on MSNBC and in The Wall Street Journal, Self Magazine, and other major media outlets.
“Media have told us that this is the place they come to find story ideas, inspiration, industry experts and their resources for stories,” Kim says.
We’d like to thank Angela Jia Kim, Savor the Success, American Express OPEN, and Whole Foods for their efforts on behalf of women entrepreneurs. Most of all, congratulations to our leader, Nika Stewart!