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CSNews Top Women in Convenience Awards Open for Nominations


JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Convenience Store News is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Top Women in Convenience awards, the industry's first and only awards program that recognizes women making outstanding contributions to their companies and the convenience retail industry overall.

The program encompasses four different categories honoring the full retail spectrum. Top Women in Convenience nominees must either work for a convenience store retailer company or a wholesaler or supplier directly serving the convenience store industry. 

The award categories are: 

Women of the Year: Retailer, supplier or wholesaler executives of any rank who have had an exceptional impact on the success or direction of their company as well as a positive impact on the convenience store industry as a whole. These visionaries have steered their companies into new markets, new opportunities and strong measurable growth.

Senior Level Leaders: Retailer, supplier and wholesaler executives who work with the c-store channel of trade who have executed on a strategy and transformed their business in a positive manner.

Rising Stars: Retailers, suppliers and wholesalers with job titles below vice president, including store managers, who are making their mark in the c-store industry even at the early stages of their careers.

Mentors: Retailers, including store managers, suppliers and wholesalers who have made an extraordinary effort and had an extraordinary impact on the careers of their colleagues.

Nominations should be compiled from achievements during the previous 12 months and illustrate a candidate’s innovative corporate initiatives, extraordinary financial and strategic accomplishments, astute problem-solving acumen, exceptional performance and selfless charitable participation, among other attributes that go above and beyond the call of duty.

There is no entry fee, nor is there a limit to the number of nominations one individual or company can make. The deadline for nominations is April 1.

Judging will be conducted by CSNews in conjunction with the Network of Executive Women. All winners will be notified by the end of April and be prominently recognized on, in the August issue of Convenience Store News and at an awards gala held in the fall. 

Visit for more details and to submit a nomination.  

In 2016, the Top Women in Convenience awards program honored more than 60 female c-store industry professionals. Those celebrated as Women of the Year were Laura Asbell, Regional VP, Convenience, Mondelēz International Inc.; Niki DePhillips, SVP, Store Development, Kum & Go LC; Sharon Kuncl, VP, Merchandising — Foodservice, Eby-Brown Co. LLC; Danielle Mattiussi, VP, Retail Adventures, Maverik Inc.; and Nancy Smith, SVP, Merchandising, Fresh Food & Beverages, 7-Eleven Inc.

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