State women honored at Artemis Awards
Victoria Woods, CEO of ChappelWood Financial Services in Edmond, and Terry Neese, founder and CEO of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women in Oklahoma City, were among 24 leaders recognized this week at the 21st annual Global Goddess Artemis Awards
ceremony in Athens, Greece.
Woods and Neese were honored as leaders, innovators, and visionaries for impacting and supporting women.
Named after the Greek goddess of hunting and protector of women and girls, the Goddess Artemis Awards are given annually by the Euro-American Women’s Council to notable women and men for their achievements in the fields of business, politics,
academia and the arts.
Woods was recognized for her work in supporting, impacting and empowering women as a wealth management leader.
She serves as the Finance Chair for the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women and hosts events to raise funds for a variety of charitable organizations.
“I am honored not only to receive this award from the EAWC, but so proud for what it represents for women around the world”,
Neese has developed many for-profit and nonprofit businesses to increase women’s roles in business ownership and shaping public policy.
“I am proud to live in Oklahoma and work around the world. The knowledge I have gained working in villages, provinces, cities and towns around the world has provided me with much inspiration,” Neese said.