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Kim Shepherd Receives Family Matters Award

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Kim Shepherd, CEO of award-winning recruiting firm Decision Toolbox, was recognized by WomanSage with a Family Matters award for her outstanding commitment to creating a successful – yet unconventional – business model for moms.  Shepherd was honored alongside 11 remarkable community and business leaders at the annual Family Matters awards dinner on Nov. 10, at the Centre Club in Costa Mesa.

Kim Shepherd accepting her award

Kim Shepherd accepting her award

“Women are the heart and soul of our community – whether they’re parents, employees or trusted confidantes,” said Shepherd. “At Decision Toolbox we’re focused on maintaining an environment in which women can excel at their jobs and in their personal lives. I’m honored to share this award with an array of Orange County women who inspire me personally.”

Shepherd, a 22-year industry veteran, oversees more than 100 virtual employees around the world, 70 of which are women. In addition to being an unconventional businesswoman, she is a strong supporter of Orange County nonprofit and community organizations. Shepherd is currently the board chair of Working Wardrobes. Since 2007, she also has been a member of Orange County United Way’s Women’s Philanthropy Fund, previously served on the board of directors for Girl Scouts of Orange County and was an active member of Impact Giving.

Kim Shepherd with Marilyn Ditty

Kim Shepherd with Marilyn Ditty

“Successful business leaders like Kim are breaking down barriers for women, and are examples of the everyday heroes who show us it is possible to achieve great things,” said Dr. Marilyn Ditty, president of WomanSage. “The business community as a whole can learn a lot from Kim – she is a trailblazer who embodies accomplishment.”

WomanSage is an Orange County-based nonprofit supporting women facing transitions and serious life challenges. The Family Matters award honors everyday women making significant professional contributions to improving the quality of lives for Orange County families.

The 2015 Family Matter honorees include Lisa Briggs, Volunteerism; Vivian Clecak, LCSW, Caregiver for Women; Nan Crofford, Volunteerism; Dr. Carol Daderian, DDS,Philanthrophy; Jennifer Friend, Leadership and Philanthropy; Jackie Jordan, Health, Housing and Welfare;Becky Lomaka, Community Education; Carol Nastasi, M.S., MFT, Elder Care Advocacy; Susan Perkins, Advocacy for Women; Kim Shepherd, Business; Katie Shreve, Child Development; and Jean Vincenzi, Education.

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