WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, has named the recipients of the 2019 WOW Awards. The annual WOW Awards honor the achievements of home furnishings professionals that embody the organization's mission.
The 2019 WOW Award recipients are:
Mentoring Award: Christi Barbour and Christi Spangle, Barbour Spangle Design
Future Leader Award: Lorelei Colbert, Thomasville & Co.
Leadership Award: Lois Del Negro, Global Views
Education Award: Sam and Kacie Malouf, Malouf and The Malouf Foundation
Ellen Gefen, President of Gefen Companies, will receive the Legacy Award celebrating her lifetime contributions to WithIt and the home furnishings industry.
The awards will be presented during a gala dinner on Sunday evening at the Las Vegas Market in the Worldview Room at World Market Center. All of this year’s distinguished nominees and finalists will be honored during the event. They include Susan Thayer, Rabbit Creek; Kathy Wall, The Media Matters; Taryn Kabei, C.S. Wo & Sons Ltd.; Julie Messner, IMC; David Perry, Furniture Today; Chris Cooley, Michael Alan Home Furnishings; Katherine and Susan Hable, Hable Construction.
WithIt was formed in 1997 for women in the home and furnishings industries in order to support their multi-dimensional career paths. The non-profit network is based in North Carolina and supported by leading companies across the industry including their Vision and Platinum sponsors: International Market Centers, Myriad Software, The Crypton Companies and Twin Star Home. WithIt’s purpose is to encourage and develop leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries.
The 2019 WOW Awards were made possible through the generous support of vision sponsor International Market Centers, event sponsors Furniture Branding and Moso Graphics. Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased at www.withit.org.