November 11, 2011 21:39 ET

EmpowHER Media Named Best Overall Company of the Year

Fastest-Growing Women's Social Health Company Earns Top Accolade From the 8th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Nov 11, 2011) - EmpowHER, the fastest-growing social health company for women, was today recognized with the Best Overall Company of the Year award at the 8th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. More than 1,300 entries -- a record for the competition -- were submitted this year for consideration, with this award recognizing outstanding achievement by businesses owned or run by women. This announcement comes on the heels EmpowHER's most recent award wins of an e-Healthcare Leadership Award, an AZBio Fast Lane Award and being ranked in Greatist's 45 Most Innovative Health and Fitness Startups.

The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business are the world's premier awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. The preeminent awards program features over 50 categories, and are produced by the creators for the prestigious American Business Awards and Internal Business Awards -- to which EmpowHER Media Founder, Chair and CEO, Michelle King Robson was named "Chairman of the Year" in the June American Business Awards. Nominees are selected by a distinguished advisory board composed of major female luminaries and entrepreneurs in the American business world.

"To be honored with the distinction of 'Best Overall Company of the Year' comes as the result of the tireless dedication of the entire EmpowHER team," says Executive Vice President and CMO of EmpowHER Media Thom Brodeur. "But most of all, thank you to our founder and visionary Michelle King Robson, and the nearly 60 million women whose health and lives will be touched by EmpowHER this year."

With nearly 60,000 members and 260 community groups, women are making meaningful connections with one another about their health and wellness within the EmpowHER social health community. The site's members are made up of real women supporting one another by sharing first-hand experiences and offering advice, thus enabling all women to have a voice when it comes to their own health. In addition to this, EmpowHER's unique ASK feature allows site members to ask health questions, with the promise of an expert answer in 24 hours or less. It is this combination of social community and quality content that make EmpowHER truly distinctive

Since its launch in 2008, EmpowHER has achieved a leading position in the women's online health and wellness space. The company is now the fastest growing and most robust social health community for women -- categorizing over 700 women's health conditions and wellness topics, and has created nearly 110,000 pieces of original video, articles and user-generated content -- representing both the largest taxonomy of women's health conditions, and one of the largest libraries of women's health content on the web. The company has also experienced 4-fold growth in social media followers amassing a vibrant social network of nearly 42,000 fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.

About EmpowHER
EmpowHER Media is an award-winning, HON-certified, social health company for women. The Company's flagship and Top 5 women's health and wellness site and community -- -- is the home for female health consumers on the Web with a unique consumer value proposition of social community and premium, original women's health and wellness content. Health care professionals, brands and agency professionals rely on EmpowHER Media for reaching the most influential health and wellness buyer on the Internet -- women. EmpowHER expects to reach more than 60 million women onsite and through syndication in 2011, and more than 100 million in 2012.

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