“HOT MOMMAS PROJECT" ANNOUNCES JUDGING PANEL FOR CASE STUDY COMPETITION Hollywood Producer, Stay-at-Home Mom, and Ivy League Professor Among Those Named

Top Quote The award-winning women's leadership project, The Hot Mommas Project, announces its 2009 panel of judges. The judges will score cases/stories by women aged 18 and older who want to serve as role models and supporters for other women and girls. Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2009. End Quote
  • Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV (1888PressRelease) December 18, 2008 - What do the executive producer of the popular, box office hit “Lord of the Rings”, a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM), the most influential woman in social media, and a Harvard Business School professor have in common? They are all on the “Hot Mommas® Project” case competition judging panel announced on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets. Case-authors participating in the competition, which will run through January 31, have the opportunity to see their story published in a leading Prentice Hall textbook and featured in PINK magazine.

    The “Hot Mommas Project” is an award-winning leadership project raising self-efficacy of women and girls through exposure to role models. The project produces case studies demonstrating the full range of factors influencing a woman's success. At the conclusion of the case study competition, all submitted cases will be made available to educators and others online. The goal of the project is to produce the world’s largest women’s case study library.

    “I’m delighted to have such a diverse panel, because role modeling isn’t about just one set of skills. Our judges and case-writers embody a range of personal and professional abilities that you’d expect to see in authentic role models,” said Kathy Korman Frey, founder of the Hot Mommas Project and George Washington University School of Business adjunct professor of management.

    Judges will read and rate a maximum of five cases. The cases will be rated based on quality of: professional / business and personal issues set forth in the case, as well as discussion questions, teaching notes, appendices, and links.

    Karen Kerrigan, judge and founder of Women Entrepreneurs Inc., commented on the importance of the project’s work, “At leadership conferences I have participated in ranging from Harvard Business School to the Middle East, women want to succeed in both their professional and personal/family lives. The case study database resulting from the ‘Hot Mommas Project’ case study competition is a major step in the right direction.”

    The Hot Mommas project is housed at the George Washington University School of Business and is included in the mission of the GWSB Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The project is supported in part by a gift from Linda Rabbit. To participate in the project, or nominate a dynamic female role model over 18, please contact The Hot Mommas Project team at the email provided. Winners will be announced on March 10, 2009 in concert with International Women’s Day.

    ***The Hot Mommas Project 2009 Case Competition Judging Panel***

    Adriana Alarcon Efrach – Part-time SAHM. Former Executive Director, The Latino Coalition Foundation.

    Ann Handley – CCO, Voted the most influential woman in social media.

    Ashgar Mostafa – President and CEO, Entourage Systems, Inc.

    Barbara Kasoff – Co-Founder, President and CEO, Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc.

    Cynthia Good – Co-Founder and CEO, PINK Magazine.

    Donna Messer – Canada's leading expert in networking.

    Ellen Mishkind Thrasher – Director, SBA Office of Entrepreneurship Education.

    Karen Kerrigan – President & CEO, Women Entrepreneurs Inc. and SBE Council.

    Lisa Osborne Ross – EVP, Ogilvy Worldwide. Former Dep. Dir., Federal Glass Ceiling Commission.

    Marc Silverstein – Nationally-known host of Food Network and Discovery shows.

    Mark Ordesky – Executive Producer, Lord of the Rings.

    Myra Hart – Harvard Business School Professor (retired). Founding officer of STAPLES.

    Sameera Bazaz – SAHM (Stay at Home Mom), MBA, JD, CPA, former McKinsey consultant.

    Susan G. Duffy – Assistant Professor of Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Simmons College.

    Susan M. Phillips – Dean of the George Washington University School of Business.

    Shashi Bellamkonda – Head of Social/New Media Strategy at Network Solutions.

    Susan Wilson Solovic – Founder and CEO, Best-selling author.

    Stacy Debroff – Founder, “America’s Most Trusted Mom.” Best-selling author.

    Sharon Oliver – Co-Founder, Meany & Oliver Companies. Commercial Realtor of the Year Awardee.

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