Barbara Schönhofer wins “Women of Excellence” Award


NEW YORK - The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) today announced the 2014 Women of Excellence Award recipients, and Barbara Schönhofer was bestowed recognition for her proven success in business and in serving others in her workplace and around the globe.

The announcement was made today by Dr. Betty Spence, president of NAFE, who describes the winners as “women who have overcome obstacles in achieving heights in their own careers. But not satisfied with that, they then have turned adversity to advantage, working with vision and generosity to ensure that the women who follow are successful.”

Here is a list of the 2014 NAFE Women of Excellence winners. A full list with biographies can be found here:


Woman of Achievement: Pamela Prince-Eason, President & CEO, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Activist: Susan Alexander, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Biogen Idec

Community Service — Corporate: Doris Gonzalez, Director, Americas, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM

Community Service — Education, Jo Kirchner, President & CEO, Primrose Schools

Corporate Women’s Champion: Kerrie MacPherson, Partner, Ernst & Young

Digital Trailblazer: Susan Penfield, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Entrepreneur-Americas: Patricia Maldonado, Owner/Manager, NANAY SRL, Bolivia

Entrepreneur—Europe and Asia: Barbara Schönhofer, Senior Vice President & CEO, Executive Search, Jacobson Group, UK

Global Women’s Champion: Sharon D’Agostino, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Johnson & Johnson

Healthcare Champion for Women:  Dr. Robina Smith, Breast Cancer Surgeon, St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

Mentorship: Tammy Weinbaum, Senior Vice President, General Manager, American Express, Americas North

Rising Star: Tanneasha Gordon, Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP

NAFE Ace: Vivian Haire, Rancho Cucamonga, CA NAFE

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