Influence & Co.s President Kelsey Meyer Wins Two Gold Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Columbia, Mo. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013

Influence & Co., a firm that helps companies position key employees as industry leaders by publishing bylined articles, announced that its co-founder and president, Kelsey Meyer, was awarded with two Gold Stevie Awards for Women in Business. These awards showcase Meyers outstanding leadership within the female entrepreneurial community.

The 10th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business were presented November 9.

On receiving the award, Meyer said, Its amazing to see so many talented women leaders and founders recognized. The work these women are doing to build successful companies, create job opportunities, and bring innovative solutions to the market is truly inspiring.

Meyer received Gold Stevie Awards in the Mentor or Coach of the Year-Business Services category and the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year-Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Services category.

Both awards recognize Meyers dedication to growing the startup scene in Columbia, Mo. In 2011, Meyer led the organization of the citys first Startup Weekend, and she provides mentorship to students involved in the University of Missouris Alumni Mentor Program and Entrepreneurship Alliance. She is also a member of 85 Broads and writes on career development, leadership, and female entrepreneurs.

I credit the amazing mentors I had for successes in my career, and its because of them that I am passionate about mentoring and coaching young, entrepreneurial-minded students, Meyer said. Teaching those just starting out in their careers about your own successes and failures can provide them with the inspiration and encouragement they need to take the leap into building their own businesses.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor female executives and entrepreneurs positive contributions to the industry. More than 1,200 nominations were submitted for the 2013 awards. The full list of Stevie Award winners is available at

Influence & Co. helps individuals and brands share their expertise and influence through thought leadership and content marketing initiatives. Creating content on a consistent basis is time-consuming and requires a specialized skillset; Influence & Co. makes the writing and publishing process easy. Through its more than 600 relationships with reputable publications, the company helps each client reach his or her target audience.

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