The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce announced seven winners and recognized more than one hundred finalists at the 2023 Moxie Awards, presented by Northeast Georgia Health System. Established to honor women professionals, the Moxie Awards program welcomed more than 500 hundred attendees to the Gas South District for this year’s celebration.
“The Moxie Awards recognize women who are going above and beyond to make an impact in their places of work and in their communities,” said Dean Collins, Gwinnett Chamber Board Chair and Founder & President of Axis Companies. “Gwinnett is fortunate to have such dynamic and driven women leaders investing in its future and we would like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists and winners.”
Now in its sixth year, the Moxie Awards program hosts business leaders from across the metro Atlanta region. Seven winners were selected from 134 finalists, all within key categories that focused on everything from employers who champion women in business to individuals who have exceled as leaders, innovators, up- and-comers, and community engagers.
This year’s winners included:
- Enlightened Employer Award
Robin Mauck, Executive Director
Obria Medical Clinics
- Greater Good Award
Muriam Nafees, Volunteer Gwinnett & Collaboration Manager
Gwinnett County Government
- Influence Award
Lisamarie Bristol, Solicitor General
Gwinnett County Government
- On the Rise Award
Logan Serrano, Marketing & Communications Director
- Outstanding Organization Award
Valencia Giles, Director & Owner
Lawrenceville-Suwanee School of Music
- Pay It Forward Award
Dr. Audrey Arona, CEO and District Health Director
GNR Health Department
- Moxie Award
Kim Hartsock, Managing Partner – Atlanta Office
- Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (Presenting Organization of Moxie Awards)
Nick Masino, President & CEO
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
The event included an insightful keynote address from Cheryl Mills Knight, SVP of Branding and Culture for Kendra Scott. Knight shared how her company built its billion-dollar brand through a focus on values and company culture.
The Moxie Awards is produced by the Gwinnett Chamber with the support of several community partners including Northeast Georgia Health System, Northside Hospital, Georgia Power, Piedmont Eastside, Walton Gas, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Gas South, Jackson EMC, Mighty 8th Media, Primerica, Renasant Bank, Andersen Tate & Carr, Kendra Scott, ATL Search Group, E2E Benefits Services, Greater Women’s Business Council, Level Seven Commercial Cleaning, Rock Paper Scissors Branding & Marketing, Celebrating Power House Women Podcast Series on Business RadioX, The Water Tower, Helping Mamas, Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Obria Medical Clinics Gwinnett, and Rainbow Village.
“We would like to sincerely thank all sponsors of this year’s MOXIE Awards,” shared Nick Masino, President & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett. “Their support enables us to curate relevant programming that meets the growing needs of businesses in our community, and we appreciate their partnership.”
For more information on the Moxie Awards or upcoming events at the Gwinnett Chamber, please visit GwinnettChamber.org/Events.