Dr. Terry Neese, CEO Of IEEW, Receives 2014 Enterprising Women Legacy Award

Top Quote The Institute For Economic Empowerment Of Women CEO Recognized For Extraordinary Contributions To Community By Enterprising Women Magazine. End Quote
  • Oklahoma City, OK (1888PressRelease) April 05, 2013 - The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) ( http://ieew.org ), a nonprofit organization that encourages women's leadership and entrepreneurship through education and mentoring initiatives, has announced that CEO Dr. Terry Neese has earned the 2014 Enterprising Women Legacy Award by Enterprising Women magazine. Neese will receive the honor during the 11th annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Enterprising Women Legacy Award seeks to recognize women in the Enterprising Women community who have given back in an extraordinary way. Neese was chosen based on her continued dedication to educating and empowering women across the globe economically, politically and socially.

    Based in Oklahoma City, Okla., Neese established IEEW to reach her goals of helping women across the nation as they acquire the entrepreneurial skills necessary to help start and grow a business. She quickly developed IEEW's PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Program, a business training and mentorship program for women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda, in an effort to further connect women in business as they become the change agents for peace in countries where women face oppression and marginalization. In addition to her work with IEEW, Neese is also an inductee into the National and Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fames, as well as a past national president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and past president of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).

    Neese will be presented with the Enterprising Women Legacy Award during the publication's Hall of Fame luncheon, which will honor the accomplishments of Neese and IEEW. She has been a longtime supporter of Enterprising Women and has written several articles for the magazine.

    For more information about the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration, visit http://www.enterprisingwomen.com/EWofYearAwards.htm.

    "I am honored to join the other amazing recipients of the Enterprising Women Legacy Award and look forward to continuing my efforts to give back to the community and the world through my work with women entrepreneurs," said Neese. "IEEW could not operate without the help from our supporters and the dedicated mentors (women business owners) who work with us every year. Together we are helping to change the lives of women both in the United States and abroad."

    - IEEW is supported by the following National Presidential Level sponsors: The T. Boone Pickens Foundation, the AT&T Foundation, Office Depot, the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, Northwood University and The Hill newspaper.

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    Established in 2006, the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women, based in Oklahoma City, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that encourages the empowerment of women economically, politically and socially by focusing on their education and mentorship. The IEEW strives to help women in the United States and abroad who want to gain entrepreneurial skills that will help them start and grow a business, which will in turn help them to become more active and effective public policy advocates. Working on the forefront of these efforts, the IEEW believes in the power of women as a driving force in the development and stability of businesses in emerging economies. Through its dedication, hard work and PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program, the IEEW helps provide women with a voice in their fight to establish peace and free market economies. For more information, visit http://www.ieew.org/.

    Caitlin Russell
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    caitlin ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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