Margi Kyle Receives WithIt's President's AwardFebruary 1, 2013
Women's home furnishings leadership network WithIt presented its 2013 WOW Awards during a dinner and reception event on the eve of Las Vegas Furniture Market.
The annual WOW Awards honor the achievements of home and furnishings professionals and businesses that embody the organization's mission. This was the first year the event took place during Las Vegas Market.
The President's Award went to WithIt Vice President of Networking Margi Kyle. Kyle has contributed to this industry as an interior designer, television host, mentor, keynote speaker, educator and writer. She has a long record of serving the industry, as owner/interior designer at The Designing Doctor, she has also served as past president of the Interior Design Society, past vice president of the Window Coverings Association of America, executive director for We Make Color Easy, board member for WithIt and professional member of the Color Association in United States. She is the founder of a North Carolina based children’s charity, Little Smiles, a non-profit organization that grants wishes to hospitalized children. She is also the spokeswoman for Safety Shade; a revolutionary new product that eliminates the senseless and preventable deaths of children from the cords on window blinds.
“Every year the president of WithIt is asked to pick one woman from the organization who embraces, nurtures and leads those around her, one woman who goes above and beyond the call of membership, and this year’s recipient is an unwavering, valiant guardian of all we hold dear as an organization,” said Julia Rosien, 2012 WithIt president.
Margaret “Peggy” Traub, CEO and president of Adesso Inc., received 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.