Shirley Luu announced as 2015 Brava! Executive Winner!

logo-brava-awardsShirley Luu was recently announced as a 2015 Brava! Executive Winner by SmartCEO.

The Brava! Awards program celebrates female CEOs, nonprofit leaders and high-impact executives who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. Brava! Award winners are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on company growth, community impact and mentoring. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at an awards reception in July.

The original press releases follows:

Washington SmartCEO Announces the 2015 Brava! Award Winners

40 powerhouse female business leaders to be recognized in SmartCEO’s Brava! Awards program

Washington, DC (April 28, 2015) — Washington SmartCEO is pleased to announce the 2015 Brava! Award winners. The Brava! Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 40 of Greater Washington’s top women business leaders. This year’s class collectively generates more than $2.49 billion in annual revenue and employs 7,958 individuals. The winners will be profiled in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on July 30, 2015.

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Brava winners possess the hallmark qualities of successful leaders — vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Each winner in this year’s class exhibits these qualities in all facets of her life, from running her business to tending to her family and donating time and resources to philanthropic initiatives,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO Events. “We are honored to recognize a group of women who are truly making a difference in the world.

The Washington Brava! Awards ceremony on July 30, 2015, is an expected sell-out event where more than 300 local executives and guests will gather and celebrate their noteworthy
achievements. Past Brava! winners will also be in attendance to welcome the new class of winners into the Brava! community. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony and a final, inspirational toast to the female leaders of Greater Washington.

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