About the Brava! Awards
Woodbridge, VA (July 30, 2014) — Washington SmartCEO and Title Sponsor CBIZ MHM,
LLC recognized the area’s top female CEOs at the 2014 Brava! Awards, which took place on
Wednesday, July 30 at the Harbour View. This year’s winners collectively generated $254.6
million in revenue and employed more than 1,111 people. Additionally, the 2014 Brava! winners
were profiled in the July/August 2014 issue of Washington SmartCEO magazine.
SmartCEO received more than 200 nominations across the Mid-Atlantic for the award. A group
of Greater Washington business leaders formed the Brava! committee and chose the 32 winners.
The Brava! Awards program celebrates female CEOs who combine their irrepressible
entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. Brava! Award winners
are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local
philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous
growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on
the quality of applications submitted. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in the July/August
issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at an awards reception in July.
“Brava winners possess the utmost qualities in a leader — vision, passion, compassion,
dedication, perseverance. Every one of this year’s winners exhibits these qualities in running
their business, their families and their philanthropic activities. They give 110 percent of
themselves,” says Jaime Nespor, regional president of SmartCEO Media. “We are honored and humbled to recognize a group of women who are truly making a difference in the world.”