Monica Smiley Recognized with 2011 Women Impacting Public Policy President’s Award

Publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women Magazine Honored by National Nonpartisan Public Policy Organization

Raleigh, NC, December 14, 2011 --( Enterprising Women magazine ( has announced that publisher and CEO Monica Smiley has received the 2011 President’s Award from Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of nearly 1 million women-owned businesses in the country’s legislative processes. Each year, the WIPP Awards recognizes the efforts of thought leaders who advocate for women’s involvement in the business and legislative arenas. This year’s awards were presented at the WIPP’s Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

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"We recognized Monica Smiley and Enterprising Women to acknowledge her commitment on behalf of the magazine to grow the women business owner community here in the United States and around the world,” said Barbara Kasoff, President and co-founder of WIPP. “The magazine was a founding coalition partner in Women Impacting Public Policy and Monica has been actively involved since the organization's inception ten years ago.”

"It was an honor to receive the President's Award from WIPP during the organization's 10th anniversary celebration,” said Smiley. “The organization has given women business owners a seat at the table with the White House, Congress and in all 50 state capitals. We appreciate being recognized for the leadership Enterprising Women has provided to build a stronger community of women entrepreneurs.”

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Enterprising Women, with headquarters in Cary, N.C., 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. Published in both print and digital editions, the magazine's digital edition reaches more than 200,000 readers in 50 countries. For more information, please visit or call (919) 362-1551.

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