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2024 Accolades

Since 1994, the Accolades Business Leader of the Year Awards has celebrated and highlighted the accomplishments of remarkable women in the Southern Colorado business community.
Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce annual Accolades awards event at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO

Meet Our Past Winners!

Get to know the remarkable women who are being recognized for their incredible contributions to the Southern Colorado community.

Silent Auction

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Tuesday, August 13, 2024
11:00am – 1:30pm
The Doubletree by Hilton

Past Recipients

Learn all about our 2023 Accolades recipients and see our full list of past Business Leaders of the Year.

Our Speaker

Stephanie Ramos

ABC News Correspondent & U.S. Army Reserve Major


Topic: Unveiling the Strength Within: Proving Them Wrong

For the majority of her career, Stephanie Ramos has led a double life. In addition to being a national correspondent for ABC News, she is a major in the Army Reserve. Doing both has definitely been challenging but Ramos wouldn’t have it any other way. And she truly believes it can be the same for you. You can have it all, she says. It may be difficult balancing a career and family but it is possible. In this talk, Ramos shares her own rich experiences and journey, the importance of resilience, the significance of self-belief and the relentless pursuit of dreams—inspiring women to embrace their inherent strength and capabilities and live a life they were truly made for.

Stephanie Ramos is a correspondent for ABC News based in NYC. She has been front and center on every major news story and has covered everything from the White House, the COVID pandemic, the contentious Alabama Senate race, the tragic Parkland shooting, Hurricane Irma, the 2016 election, and the Charlottesville protests. She reports across all ABC News platforms including GMA, World News Tonight, ABC News Live, Nightline, and 20/20. She also regularly fills in as an anchor for Weekend GMA, ABC News Live, and Nightline. Ramos started with ABC as a multi-platform reporter based in Washington, D.C., and served as a Pentagon reporter as well.

Prior to ABC, Ramos reported for local stations in Kansas City, MO; Topeka, KS; and Columbia, SC where she established herself as a tenacious reporter covering important issues such as immigration, politics, and crime.

Ramos is a U.S. Army Reserve Major with years of service experience that has been valuable to ABC’s reporting and understanding of conflicts around the world. In 2008 she was a 1st Lieutenant in Iraq, receiving multiple medals for her honorable service including the Meritorious Service Medal. When she returned, she and her husband produced the award-winning special, To Baghdad & Back, using footage she captured on a small handheld camcorder throughout her tour.

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