This was one of the hardest contests I’ve ever judged, so if you submitted your vote to help me in my decision, Thank You! Each finalist had such unique stories, so my team and I took those and other factors into consideration, including the number of votes, to make a decision we felt comfortable with. (In fact, we had such a hard time deciding among applicants, that I decided to award TWO Silver prizes.)
Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for…
The winners are:
GOLD Prize and THE “Thriving Female Entrepreneur of 2012!” – Danny-J Johnson of The Sweaty Betties!
Danny-J (Las Vegas, Nev.) is founder of The Sweaty Betties, a supportive online community that helps women understand that fitness takes time, and to love yourself is not selfish. I was thoroughly impressed with how Danny has built a foundation for a business that will surely Thrive, and this is just the beginning. Also, I how she “rallied” her troops to gain the most overall votes was simply amazing. Congratulations Danny! You can learn more about Danny at TheSweatyBetties.com.
SILVER Winners of my “Entrepreneurs Who Thrive” Contest– Heidi Sawyer of HeidiSawyer.com and Jenny Fenig of Jenny Fenig Worldwide!Heidi (Surrey, England) is a Hay House-published author and psychic teacher who helps individuals develop their sensitivity to intuitive instincts within their working, personal, and love life whilst maintaining a healthy balance within themselves. You can learn more about Heidi at HeidiSawyer.com. Jenny (Great Barrington, Mass.) is CEO and founder of Jenny Fenig Worldwide. She helps mission-driven women uncover, own, and profit from their purpose and brand. You can learn more about Jenny at JennyFenig.com.
Congratulations Heidi and Jenny!
BRONZE Winner of my “Entrepreneurs Who Thrive” Contest– Amanda Aitken of The Girl’s Guide to Web Design!Amanda (Montreal, Quebec) is creator of The Girl’s Guide to Web Design—a fun and feisty online video training program that teaches women to create awe-inspiring, customized sites and blogs using WordPress. Congratulations Amanda! You can learn more about Amanda at GirlsGuideToWebDesign.com. Congratulations Amanda!
I also want to give honorable mention to ALL our 10 finalists. As a special thank you each of these thriving women business owners will be receiving a $200 gift certificate to use on any of my success-building products in my Success Store.
Honorable mention goes to:
Rhonda Scharf (Ottawa, Ontario) – Founder of On The Right Track Training and Consulting, known as the “go-to” resource for administrative training worldwide. www.On-The-Right-Track.com
Gia Heller (Phoenix, Ariz.)– Founder of The National Business Experts and an expert at leveraging social media and face-to-face networking to turn the U.S. economy around, one entrepreneur at a time. TheNationalBusinessExperts.com
Natalie MacNeil (Waterloo, Ontario) – Emmy Award-winning media producer and founder of She Takes on the World, a thriving company that helps women create careers that allow them to work happy and live on purpose. SheTakesOnTheWorld.com
Suzanne LeRoux (St. Simons Island, Ga.) –Founder of One Love Organics, a natural, ethical, and environmentally-driven cosmetics company created by skilled cosmetic artisans. OneLoveOrganics.com
Donna Ashton (Charlotte, N.C.) – Founder of The Waldorf Connection, which helps struggling homeschoolers and parents try to balance their daily rhythm and get clarity in proper homeschooling techniques and practices. TheWaldorfConnection.com
Sheena Young (Baltimore, Md.) – Founder of Nael Coce, a line of eco-friendly, convertible high heel-to-flat shoes that provide a comfortable alternative to painful heels without sacrificing appearance. NaelCoce.com
Let’s give a shout out to ALL women who are thriving in their businesses in 2012. Pat yourself on the back, ladies. You deserve it!
Love and success,
P.S. Whew! Now, it’s time for me to focus on my big THRIVE video launch, which debuts next Tuesday, September 4. Watch for more info! 🙂