Margery Kraus Inducted Into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame

Raleigh, NC, March 15, 2009 --( Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine (, has announced that Margery Kraus, president and CEO of APCO Worldwide, has been inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame. Members of the Hall of Fame have demonstrated a lifetime of remarkable achievements, including building a business that has achieved a high measure of success or establishing a significant nonprofit organization and giving back to the women’s business community over many years. Kraus was inducted at a special ceremony held during the 2009 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, March 11-13 at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Kraus established APCO Worldwide in 1984 and the company has grown from one office in Washington, D.C., to a multinational consulting firm with nearly 600 practitioners in 29 offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The firm provides high-end strategic counsel in corporate communication and public affairs and offers an integrated approach to addressing clients’ challenges and opportunities. Kraus’ accomplishments have been recognized through numerous awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® in the Services category in Greater Washington and Washington PR Woman of the Year. She is active on several boards and committees including Northwestern Mutual Life, GML Limited and the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Women Presidents' Organization.

“We are honored to welcome Margery Kraus to the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame,” said Smiley. “Her accomplishments as an entrepreneur are remarkable and she serves as an inspiration for all women business owners.”

About Enterprising Women:
Enterprising Women, headquartered in Cary, NC, is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum, and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. For more information, visit or call (919) 674-6640.

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