Catherine Downey, CEO and Founder of CATMEDIA, honored as one of 2020 "Enterprising Women" of the Year

ATLANTA, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women's entrepreneurship.

CATMEDIA founder and CEO, Catherine Downey, is one of two awardees recognized from the state of Georgia. Award winners were recognized in categories based on the annual sales revenues of their businesses. Downey and her company were in the category for sales over $10 million and less than $25 million. She and other honorees will be recognized at the 18th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, to be held from Sunday, March 29 to Tuesday, March 31 at the Wyndham Grand in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

CATMEDIA, a full service creative and marketing agency based in Tucker, GA, and it's founder have been recognized as leaders among government service contractors. Catherine Downey has also been recognized through multiple awards and honors as a leader who has made significant strides in their careers, are making a difference in their communities, blazing the trail for others, and leaving an indelible mark on the Atlanta business community. Also recognized as by Atlanta Magazine as one of the city's "500 Most Powerful Leaders" in 2019, Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Women Who Mean Business", and the 2016 "Small Business Person of the Year".

The 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference will bring together dynamic women business owners from North America and around the world for two-and-a-half days of top-notch workshops, networking opportunities, corporate sponsor exhibits, and awards presentations. The celebration will shine the spotlight on honorees, with award presentations at the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Gala Dinner. During the annual "Hall of Fame Luncheon," one woman entrepreneur and one nonprofit leader will be inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Enterprising Women magazine under the leadership of Monica Smiley, Publisher/CEO, 20 past recipients of Enterprising Women of the Year Award will be honored with the Enterprising Women "Top 20 in 2020 Award" and recognized at a special reception held in their honor.

The event is open to 2020 award honorees, alumni (previous) award winners, corporate supporters, members of the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, VIPs in the women's business community, readers of Enterprising Women magazine, and members of the many partner organizations affiliated with Enterprising Women.

"The recipients of the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards represent an amazing group of women entrepreneurs from across the United States and as far away as Japan, India, Turkey, Kenya and the UAE," said Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women. "We are so proud to recognize their accomplishments as CEOs of fast-growth companies, community leaders, and role models and mentors to other women and girls. We look forward to shining the spotlight on them at our 18th annual awards event in March."

About Sponsors and Supporters of the 'Enterprising Women' awards: Partner organizations represented on the Enterprising Women Advisory Board and supporting the 2020 event include:

    --  The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)
    --  National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
    --  Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
    --  Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
    --  National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
    --  Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW)
    --  The Global Initiative for Women's Entrepreneurship Research
    --  Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)
    --  Quantum Leaps
    --  Springboard Enterprise
    --  National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB)
    --  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBEC)/Women Entrepreneurs
        Inc. (WE)
    --  Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global
    --  Women's Leadership Exchange
    --  The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)
    --  Asian Women in Business (AWIB)
    --  eWomenNetwork (EWN)
    --  Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC)

ABOUT CATMEDIA:
CATMEDIA is an award-winning Inc. 500 company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1997, the company specializes in advertising, creative services, media production, program management, training, and human resource management. As a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), CATMEDIA provides world-class customer service and innovative solutions to government and commercial clients. CATMEDIA clients include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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