A number of leading women and companies across the home furnishings industry were celebrated at this spring’s High Point Market. The 2016 WithIt WOW Awards were awarded across several categories to winners recognized for their contributions to the nonprofit organization’s mission of developing women’s roles in the industry. Taking home the honors were Connie Post Benton, Connie Post Affordable Design Solutions; Renee Loper-Boyd, International Market Centers; Patricia Bowling, American Home Furnishings Alliance; Irene Crowell, Ashley Furniture Industries; and Stephanie Lena, Somerton Dwelling.
Front row, from left: Patricia Bowling, Connie Post Benton, Stephanie Lena, Renee Loper-Boyd and Irene Crowell. Back row, from left: Emcee Libby Langdon, Libby Langdon Interiors; Emily Martin, Lexington Home Brands; Susan Lorenz, Kravet; Lisa Ferguson, DecorMentor; Leslie Carothers, The Kaleidoscope Partnership; Marilyn Durning, STORIS; Christi Tasker, PuTTin’ Out; and WithIt president Violette Forman, Havertys