At a ceremony held at The Foundry in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 15, 2018, five women were honored with Empowering Women in Business Awards. After a welcome and keynote address by editor-in-chief Dr. Shellie Hipsky, honorees were interviewed about their desire to help women further their careers and assist the next generation to become leaders.

The winners for this year are Lynn Doehring from Bridge Insurance Group, Lisa Freeman from RAMP Foundation and Freeman Realty, Linda Jo Thornberg from Pittsburgh Business Show & Higher Images, Leesa Kassler from Kassler Organization, and Dr. Sally Mounts from City Mission (Washington, Pa.).

Part of the proceeds from the event were donated to The Global Sisterhood 501 (c)(3) charity, which helps women and children worldwide achieve their dreams through networking, education, and support. Inspiring Lives Magazine sponsored the event.