June 21, 2011 00:16 ET

Michelle King Robson Named 'Chairman of the Year' at American Business Awards

EmpowHER CEO Wins Top Accolade in 9th Annual American Business Awards

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Michelle King Robson, Founder, Chair, and CEO of EmpowHER, the fastest growing women's health media company, tonight won the American Business Award for 'Chairman of the Year' at a reception at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Tonight's ceremony marks the second time EmpowHER has won an American Business Award, having won in the 'Best New Company of the Year' category in 2010.

The American Business Awards, also known as the Stevie Awards, honor the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and individuals worldwide. Nominees are selected by a distinguished advisory board composed of major fixtures in the American business world. This year, King Robson, the only woman nominated in the 'Chairman of the Year' category, joined the ranks of Steve Jobs, Barry Salzberg, and Jeffrey Ettinger, all past Executive honorees. King Robson was also a finalist for 'Executive of the Year - Health Products and Services.' Additionally, EmpowHER was a finalist in the 'Best Overall Company' category.

"Professional and industry recognition like this reinforces that EmpowHER is driving change in women's health, and that the visionary behind the platform is a leader among leaders," said Thom Brodeur, EmpowHER Executive Vice President and CMO. "Michelle's devotion to helping women improve their health and change their lives drives her inspiring brand of leadership. We're proud of her achievement."

EmpowHER continuously strives to make the online search for women's health information straightforward and manageable, effectively changing the lives of women every day. With nearly 700 women's health conditions and wellness topics encompassed by their articles, discussion forums, and expert videos and support from real women, has given women a safe, nurturing place to call home on the Web. In 2010, EmpowHER reached over 16 million visitors. This year it expects to reach more than 33 million.

About EmpowHER
EmpowHER Media is an award-winning health media 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. We call them Chief Health and Wellness Officers of the home. provides visitors access to one of the largest women's health and wellness content libraries on the Web, as well as one of the most active online communities of women discussing their health and wellness issues. Health care professionals, health and wellness marketers, and agency professionals rely on EmpowHER Media for reaching the most influential health and wellness buyer on the Internet -- women. Millions of women visit every year, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing resources dedicated exclusively to women's health and wellness.

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