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Traub to receive WithIt Lifetime Achievement Honor

WithIt will present Margaret Traub, CEO and president of Adesso Inc., with its highest honor during the 2013 WOW Awards dinner and ceremony. The event will take place Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at World Market Center Las Vegas.

Traub will receive the Founders/Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to WithIt and its mission to advance the careers of female professionals in the home and furnishings industries. As one of the founders of WithIt, Traub has performed an integral role in building WithIt, from nascent nonprofit to professional network comprised of hundreds of successful professionals.

"Peggy's commitment to WithIt has no limits," said 2013 WithIt President Betty Lyn Eller, IMRE's Vice President - Home. "She provides invaluable counsel to the board, year after year, and she supports the organization's most vital initiatives, including, most recently, the relaunch of"

In addition to Traub's lifetime achievement honor, WithIt will formally present the 2013 WOW Awards recipients at the ceremony, which will kick off the Las Vegas Market, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2013. The winners are:

Legacy Award: Kathy Ireland, Kathy Ireland Worldwide
Mentoring Award: Wright Global Graphic Solutions
Education Award: Cheminne Taylor-Smith, High Point Market Authority
Leadership Award: Kim Knopf, Innovative Mattress Solutions LLC
Future Leadership Award: Kiersten Hathcock, Mod Mom Furniture

WithIt's WOW Awards is the only industry-wide program dedicated to the specific
accomplishments of women and the companies that support women in home and furnishings industries.

A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner featuring a menu by Todd Clore, an award-winning Las Vegas chef, and the awards presentation will follow.

Tickets are available for purchase at Individual tickets are $150; a table of ten is available for $1,500.

The 2013 WOW Awards are made possible through the generous support of International Market Centers, Palliser and Wray Ward.

Please direct WOW Awards sponsorship inquiries to Julie Smith Vincenti at For additional information, contact Sara Lyke at


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