Former Batesville resident Elaine (Kops) Bedel, CFP®, was a recipient of the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Award presented by “Enterprising Women” magazine March 4 in Sarasota, Fla., according to corporate writer Shari Held.
Hundreds of outstanding women entrepreneurs from all over the globe are nominated each year, and the award is considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. “Enterprising Women” is distributed to more than 1 million women entrepreneurs in 185 countries.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by Enterprising Women and to be included in the prestigious community of national and international women entrepreneurs,” said the Bedel Financial Consulting Inc., Indianapolis, president.
The Batesville High School graduate won in the $2 million to $5 million annual sales revenues category. “She has earned the respect of peers worldwide while serving on the boards of national and international financial planning organizations. During her extraordinary career she has received numerous honors for her financial planning expertise and business savvy,” Held noted.
The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards honor influential women who own and manage fast-growth businesses. To qualify for this honor, which is in its 12th year, recipients must also be leaders in their communities and mentor and support other women business owners.
An advocate of consumer financial education, Bedel authored “Advice You Never Asked For…But wished you Had!,” available on Amazon.com, shares her financial expertise as a regular contributor for Inside Indiana Business newsletter and serves as a weekly guest expert on “Your Money,” which airs on Channel 13, WRHR.