Atlanta Magazine Announces 2021 Women Making A Mark Honorees Presented By Your Atlanta Area BMW Centers


About Atlanta magazine
First published in 1961 as the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce magazine, Atlanta magazine marks its 60th year in 2021 as the city of Atlanta’s most prestigious publication—having been recognized with hundreds of awards for excellence in journalism and design, including The National Magazine Award, the industry’s highest honor. Through the years, the magazine has expanded its portfolio to include Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, Southbound,, and thriving events and custom media divisions. Atlanta magazine is part of Hour Media Group.

About Hour Media

Hour Media is a Michigan-based multimedia company, which publishes and produces 132 magazines and custom titles, 37 consumer websites, and 65 shows and events throughout the United States. The company is recognized as an influential publisher of city, regional, and custom publications, including the marquee titles, Hour Detroit, Minnesota Monthly, Sacramento Magazine, Orange Coast, Los Angeles Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine, Palm Beach Illustrated, and Naples Illustrated. The company has offices in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and Ohio, with over 300 employees across the country.

About Colony Square 

At the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets, Colony Square is not only the heart of Midtown, it’s the heart of Atlanta – an original icon at the very center of the ever-rising capital of the modern South. Today, Colony Square is becoming an icon of another kind, bringing the Art of Modern Life to Midtown. Featuring 912,000 square feet of Class A office, 160,000 square feet of best-in-class retail, a 466-room hotel and 262 luxury residences, the reimagined Colony Square will be known as a foodie haven; shopping and entertainment destination; sophisticated business hub; and an amenity-rich, arts-infused place to gather with community and soak up Midtown’s vibe. Open, walkable and transit friendly, the reimagined Colony Square, like all great city squares, will be seamlessly connected to the vibrant energy of the streets around it. 

About North American Properties

Founded in 1954, North American Properties is a privately held, multi-regional real estate operating and development company that has acquired, developed and managed more than $7 billion of mixed-use, retail, multifamily and office properties across the United States. Rooted in its purpose-driven approach to development, North American Properties is creating great places that connect people to each other; cities to their souls; partners to opportunities; and individuals to experiences that move them. Headquartered in Cincinnati, with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Fort Myers, Florida, the company has developed 22 million square feet of commercial space and 19,000 residential units in 15 states and 67 cities. In the past three years, North American Properties has launched 36 projects totaling $2.2 billion in total capitalization. In metro Atlanta, North American Properties led the turnaround of Atlantic Station and the ground up development of Avalon. Currently, the company’s mixed-use pipeline includes: Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta, Newport on the Levee in Newport, Kentucky and Riverton in the New York metro area.


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ATLANTA, GA – March 16, 2021:  Atlanta magazine is pleased to announce the following 2021 Women Making A Mark honorees.  A Champagne reception and networking session will take place in the 10,000-square-foot open-air Plaza at the reimagined Colony Square, the iconic mixed-use destination in Midtown,  and follow with an awards luncheon on Friday, June 4, 2021. A special commemorative section with profiles of each honoree will be published in the June issue of Atlanta magazine.                            

“We are fortunate and extremely excited by this year’s group of honorees. Not only are these women leading some of Atlanta’s finest corporations, they serve as role models and mentors to all of us who strive to give back, contribute to others, and do work tirelessly for causes they are passionate about,” says Sean McGinnis, President and Publisher of Atlanta magazine.

2021 honorees include:

Ilham Askia, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Gideon’s Promise

Lauren Spanjer Bricks, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Ipsum Diagnostics

Lindsay Caulfield, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Grady Health System

Mary Chatman, Executive Vice President, Wellstar Health System; President, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital & Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital

Amy Dosik, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Angelica Hairston, Founder, Challenge the Stats; Artistic Director, Urban Youth Harp Ensemble

Dr. Gulshan Harjee, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Clarkston Community Health

Holly Ranney, Co-Founder & President, Sunshine on a Ranney Day

Laura Rittenberg, President, Coldwell Banker Realty, Atlanta and Carolinas

Mini'imah Shaheed, Chief Schools Officer (CEO as of April 1), KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools

Wendy Stewart, President, Bank of America Atlanta market

Michele Stumpe, Partner, Taylor English Duma firm; Co-Founder, The Giving Kitchen

About Women Making A Mark

In its twelfth year, Atlanta magazine’s Women Making A Mark program strives to recognize women in Atlanta who are doing extraordinary work in our community. Women Making A Mark honorees represent a diverse group of women from corporate, legal, medical, educational, arts, and nonprofit sectors across our city. Nominations are accepted via and through a network of past honorees. An awards luncheon takes place each June and the honorees are profiled in the June issue of Atlanta magazine.

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