The weekly Des Moines Business Record gives out “Women of Influence” awards every year to “women who have made outstanding contributions to the community in a variety of areas.” This year’s winners are:
Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu
Former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie Campbell
Des Moines attorney Lori Chesser
Community volunteer Sheila Drevyanko
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage employee Cara Heiden
Iowa Environmental Protection Commissioner and philanthropist Charlotte Hubbell
Community activist Willie Glanton
Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge
West Des Moines City Council member Loretta Sieman
The woman business owner of the year is Sarah Grant of Sticks.
As you can see, there are some great Iowa Democrats on the list.
The award-winners will be honored at a reception on August 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm (honors presentation at 5:00) at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. You can register for the event, which costs $25 to attend, at http://www.businessrecord.com.