Built for women who are bold in business, the Gwinnett Chamber honored more than 80 finalists and seven winners at the 2020 Moxie Awards on Friday, Aug. 28. Presented by Northside Hospital, the third annual event began with a powerhouse panel discussing finding confidence from within, followed by a celebration at the Moxie Awards. Panelists included Elizabeth Dixon, Principal Lead, Strategy, Hospitality & Service Design at Chick-fil-a; Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash; and Delta’s Lead Program Manager of International Social Media Strategy and HYPE Founder and CEO Juanita Velez.  

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 – Joy Mitchell, CEO, Office Creations  
  • Greater Good Award  Linnea Miller, Founder and Owner, Long Table, LLC 
  • Influence Award  Assistant Chief Gale Higginbotham, Gwinnett County Police Department   
  • On the Rise Award  Claire Gordon, Commercial Banker, BB&T Now Truist   
  • Outstanding Organization Award  Amanda Sutt, Creative Director & CEO, Rock, Paper, Scissors  
  • Pay It Forward Award  Melanie Conner, CEO, Rainbow Village   
  • Moxie Award – Dr. Jann L. Joseph, President of Georgia Gwinnett College   

“The Moxie Awards give the Gwinnett Chamber an opportunity to recognize those who are bold in business,” said Alicia Krogh, Senior Vice President, Executive Engagement & Programs, Gwinnett Chamber. “These inspiring women deserve to be lifted up and recognized for all that they do for our community.”  

For more information, visit GwinnettChamber.org/moxie.


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