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Rebecca Shambaugh announced as Honoree for the 10th Annual Women Who Mean Business Awards

Location: Washington D.C.
Date: November 14

For Immediate Release                                Contact: Whitney Suntum
September 27, 2013                                                   703-258-0854

The Washington Business Journal Announces Honorees for the 10th annual Women Who Mean Business Awards

Arlington, VA – The Washington Business Journal is pleased to announce the following honorees in its 2013 Women Who Mean Business awards program:

Manjula Aggarwal, Cvent Inc.
Kim Greenfield Alfonso, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
LuAnn Bennett, The Bennett Group
Teresa Bozzelli, Sapient Government Services
Betty Buck, Buck Distributing Co.
Yolanda Cole, Hickok Cole Architects
Elizabeth Cooper, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
Heather Cox, Capital One Financial Corp.
Caroline Cunningham, Trust for the National Mall
Renee DeSilva, The Advisory Board Co.
M. Joy Drass, MedStar Health
Ellen Goitia, KPMG LLP
Linda Mathes, American Red Cross in the National Capital Region
Caryn Mathes, WAMU 88.5
Pinkie Mayfield, The Washington Post Cos.
Nina McLemore, Nina McLemore Inc.
Esther Newman, Leadership Montgomery
Song Pak, Revolution LLC
Necole Parker, The ELOCEN Group LLC
Barbara Schaefer McDuffie, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
Janis Schiff, Holland & Knight LLP
Rebecca Shambaugh, Shambaugh Leadership
Debra Silimeo, Hager Sharp Inc.
Meta Renee Williams, UNCF-United Negro College Fund
Catherine Ziobro, The Carlyle Group

The Women Who Mean Business awards program is designed to honor the region's most influential businesswomen. These women are from every industry and profession; women who've made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for the rest of us, and are leaving a mark on Washington DC business. Also, honored individuals will be profiled in the Nov. 15-21 edition of the Washington Business Journal.

Washington Business Journal, along with title sponsor, Capital One Bank, will recognize the honorees at an evening awards program to be held November 14, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Registration begins at 6:30 pm with cocktails and an awards program to follow.
Registration information for the event is available at:

Questions concerning the event can be directed to Whitney Suntum at 703-258-0854 or



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