Edlong CEO & Owner Laurette Rondenet Recognized As 2023 100 Women to KNOW Across America Winner

Chicago, IL (Edlong Flavors) – KNOW Women announces Edlong CEO & Owner Laurette Rondenet among winners of the 2023 100 Women to KNOW in America, an annual award recognizing the top 100 female leaders across North America. The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase, is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society.

Laurette Rondenet among 100 Women to KNOW in America Winners

Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have been chosen not only because they have realized their own dreams but because they have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders in the process. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and they continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

“I am truly honored to be among such an esteemed list of fellow female leaders from across the country,” said Laurette upon receiving this honor. “I always say ‘If you can see it, you can be it’ and so I hope this recognition will inspire the next generation, showing them that they too can achieve great things if they are brave enough to follow their passion, lead fearlessly, and own their own legacy.”

Under Laurette’s leadership, Edlong Flavors has experienced unprecedented growth in the highly competitive flavors category by honing the company’s focus in on the taste of dairy. She has also fearlessly led the company to receive multiple Best Places to Work awards, both regionally and nationally, through her passion for making sure that every employee has a voice in our company’s work and future.

After launching her new brand in March of 2022, Laurette’s glow as a beacon of light for future leaders has grown to reach beyond our industry. From her podcast on leadership calling future leaders to own their legacy to her inspiring and thought-provoking posts on LinkedIn and Instagram that are building a community of like-minded professionals, she is truly kicking down doors. Make sure to follow Laurette for more because she’s just getting started!

Honorees will be recognized at the Annual KNOW Women Summit, to be held April 23-25th at The FOUND:RE Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.


Candace Nelson – Sprinkles Cupcakes, Los Angeles, California Merrilee Kick – BuzzBallz, Carrollton, Texas

Alison Stine, Stine Wealth Management, Scottsdale, Arizona Alyse Maslonik – RedefinED Advisors, Tyrone, Pennsylvania

Amanda Pietrocola – Momentum Technology, Nashville, Tennessee Amri Kibbler – HeyMama, Putnam Valley, New York

Belén Albuja – Albuja Law, Denver, Colorado

Bernadette M Pello – Florida Trade Academy, Tampa, Florida Betty Hines – Women Elevating Women, Owings Mills, Maryland Bridgette Bello – Tampa Bay Business & Wealth, Tampa, Florida Carolina Aponte – Caja Holdings, Charlotte, North Carolina

Cat Ford Coates – Atelier Unforgettable, Asheville, North Carolina

Celeste Ford – Stellar Solutions Inc and Stellar Ventures, Portola Valley, California Charo Toledo – Charo Entertainment, Los Angeles, California

Cindy Eckert – The Pink Ceiling, Raleigh, North Carolina

Darleen Santore AKA Coach Dar – Performance Meets Purpose, Scottsdale, Arizona Debbie Van Ooteghem – Doe-Anderson, Louisville, Kentucky

Deirdre Tshein – Capsho, Austin, Texas

Dena Patton – Dena Patton Coaching & Training, Phoenix, Arizona Denise Wiggins – Visions of New Hope, Knightdale, North Carolina

Dr. Brendell Thomas Francis – Tamar Community Outreach, Long Island, New York Dr. Jessica Chung – International Business Association for Nurses, Tampa, Florida Dr. Mautra Staley Jones – Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dr. MelindaJoy Mingo – Significant Life Change, Colorado Springs, Colorado Dr. Sandi Webster – Sandi Webster LLC, Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Sharon Jones – Dottie Rose Foundation, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dr. Zabina Bhasin M.D. – In KidZ, Los Angeles, California Elin Barton – White Knight Productions, Vestal, New York

Elizabeth McFadden – Novella Brandhouse, Kansas City, Missouri Eve Logunova-Parker – Evenness, Atlanta, Georgia

Fabi Preslar – Spark Publications, Charlotte, North Carolina Gloria Mensah – GK Folks Foundation, Salt Lake City, Utah

Heather Polivka – Awesome People Leaders, Richfield, Minnesota Jaclyn Jackson – National Equity Fund, Chicago, Illinois

Jacquelyn Fletcher Johnson – Heartwood Healing, Minneapolis, Minnesota Jaime Taets – Keystone Group International, Minneapolis, Minnesota Janet Cussler – Janet Cussler Car Collection, Phoenix, Arizona

Janet Jackson-Gordon – Boss Chix ATL, Jackson Events & Entertainment and Moonlight Pizza, Atlanta Georgia

Janice A. Jones – Good Earth Minerals, Denver, Colorado Jen Rogers – Hudson West, Scottsdale, Arizona

Jenny Sepulveda – Guaranteed Rate, Chicago, Illinois Jenny Strebe – AIIR, Scottsdale, Arizona

Jill Osur – Teneral Cellars, Somerset, California

Jill Santa Lucia – Catering Works, Raleigh, North Carolina JJ Ramberg – Goodpods, Los Angeles, California

Julie Cole – Mabel’s Labels, Burlington, Ontario

Kabisa “Coach Kb” Ceal Starks – Ready To Live Soaps and Ready to Live Coaching, Atlanta, Georgia

Kamela Forbes – Pride Global, New York, New York

Kanika Chadda Gupta – That’s Total Mom Sense, Secaucus, New Jersey Katya Libin – Katya Libin & Co., Armonk, New York

Kay M McDonald – Charity Charms, Phoenix, Arizona Kelly Kolar – Kolar Design, Cincinnati, Ohio

Kimleigh Smith – Embrace Your Cape Enterprises, Los Angeles, California Lachi – Lachi Music, New York, New York

Lauren Marturano – Zinnia, Charlotte, North Carolina Laurette Rondenet – Edlong, Elk Grove Village, Illinois Layne Lewis – Willowview Consulting, Eagle, Idaho

Lia Valencia Key – Valencia Key, West Chester, Pennsylvania Marla Isackson – Ossa, Tenafly, New Jersey

Mary Schreiber Swenson – MyMedChoices, Inc & My Smile Choices, Hockessin, Delaware

Melinda Browning – Civic Center Pharmacy, Mesa, Arizona Michele M. Smith – The West Event Space, Tampa, Florida Michelle Cirocco – Televerde Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona Molly Stockley – City of Hope, Phoenix, Arizona

Natalie McGrady – Cargill, Minneapolis, Minnesota Natalie Ruiz – AnswerConnect, Portland, Oregon

Neerja Patel – Neerja Public Relations, Irvington, New York

Nicole Peternel – Rein Communications, Charlotte, North Carolina

Olalah Njego – YellowWood Group, Raleigh, North Carolina

Omenesa Akomolafe – Pearls & Pauls International Foundation, New York Rada Neal – Piano Passions, Green Valley, Arizona

Renate Moore – LadyRen’s Bakery & Books, Concord, North Carolina Sarah Valentina Bondzie – Bonne Foundation, Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

Saya Doe Sio – Annie T Doe Memorial Foundation, Charlotte, North Carolina Shael Norris – SafeBAE, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Sharon Lechter – Pay Your Family First, Paradise Valley, Arizona Shereese Floyd – Witness My Life, Charlotte, North Carolina Sierrah Chavis – Bossy Girl, Suffolk, Virginia

Sindy Zemura – Southern Africa Embrace Foundation, Brampton, Ontario

Stacie Baird – HRtoHX and Community Medical Services, Queen Creek, Arizona Tara Williamson – Pink Ink Tattoo, Louisburg, North Carolina

Theresa Backes – Backes Wellness, San Tan Valley, Arizona Tishamarie Strasser – Bring It-Push It-Own It, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tracey Greene-Washington – Indigo Innovation Group & CoThinkk, Concord, North Carolina

Trisha Sakhuja-Walia – Brown Girl Magazine, Long Island, New York Victoria L. Woods – ChappelWood Financial Services, Edmond, Oklahoma


Bernice Feaster – The Scholar Mom, LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina Chasta Hamilton – Stage Door Dance, Raleigh, North Carolina Davita Galloway – DUPP&SWAT, Charlotte, North Carolina

Kate Merrill – B-Lynk, Inc, Tampa, Florida

Kathy Scheil Pavlik – Johnny’s Pizza, Raleigh, North Carolina Kristie Nystedt – Atlantic Brew Supply, Raleigh, North Carolina Laura Grier – Andeana Hats, Los Angeles, California

Lilach Mazor Power- Mazor Collective, Phoenix, Arizona

Lorraine Tallman – Amanda Hope Rainbow Angeles, Phoenix, Arizona Lynne Kimmich – Alliance Financial Group, Sarasota, Florida

Michelle Jewsbury – Unsilenced Voices, Tampa, Florida Nicci Levy – Alchemy 43, Los Angeles, California Shannon Keil – The Regent, Tampa, Florida

Tiwana Brown – Beauty after the Bars, Charlotte, North Carolina

The 2023 Annual KNOW Women Summit and 100 Women to KNOW in America Award Gala will bring together dynamic women leaders and business owners from North America for two full days of workshops, panels, networking opportunities, and awards presentations. The celebration will shine the spotlight on honorees, with award presentations at the 100 Women to KNOW in America Award Dinner and Gala, presented by JPMorgan Chase.

The Summit is open to award honorees, KNOW Global members and their female guests, corporate supporters, and all women looking for inspiration and connections in business and career.

DETAILS: For more information or to register to attend the 2023 Annual KNOW Women Summit, visit summit.theknowwomen.com


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