Built for women who are bold in business, the Gwinnett Chamber honored more than 90 finalists and seven winners at the 2021 Moxie Awards on Friday, Aug. 27. Presented by Northside Hospital, this two-part program began with a powerhouse panel discussing “Turning Your Obstacles into Opportunities,” followed by a celebration at the Moxie Awards. Panelists included Judge Kristina Hammer Blum, Chief Magistrate, Gwinnett County Magistrate Court; Njeri Boss, Vice President, Public Relations, Waffle House; and Julie Ann Crommett, Equity and Inclusion Strategist, Founder and CEO, Collective Moxie.
The Moxie Awards recognized both individuals and organizations alike. Organizational awards highlighted companies that support the advancement of women, as well as those that are women-led. Individual awards honored those who are trailblazers in a male-dominated field, Gwinnett County champions, emerging leaders, professionals who are at the peak of their career and those who are generous with their time, talent, or resources.
Designations were given for the following awards:
- Enlightened Employer Award – Georgia United Credit Union
- Greater Good Award – Lorri Christopher, City of Peachtree Corners
- Influence Award – Major Michelle Anglin, Gwinnett County Police Department
- On the Rise Award – Maria Uribe, Junior Achievement of Georgia
- Outstanding Organization Award – Leadership Gwinnett
- Pay It Forward Award – Jill Edwards, United Community Bank
- Moxie Award – Venessa Harrison, AT&T
“The excitement and support we receive for this program is a testament to the wonderful women leaders we have in Gwinnett County,” said Alicia Krogh, Senior Vice President, Executive Engagement & Programs, Gwinnett Chamber. “These inspiring women deserve to be recognized for all that they do for our community.”
For more information, visit GwinnettChamber.org/moxie.
Photos by Gwinnett Event Photography.