Scottsdale Spa Owner Wins 2008 Femtor Award

HEIDI LAMAR was selected to receive the 2008 "Femtor Award" in the "Made it to a Million" category at a ceremony in Dallas on July 10, 2008 that gave away over $126,00 in grants and raised nearly $200,000 with a live auction.

At the gala ceremony, attended by over 3,300 members of the e-Women network from around the world, Heidi Lamar, one of 4 finalists, was chosen for her "Femtoring" within her company and community. Presenters and speakers included Michael Gerber, author of "The e-myth", Janine Turner, actress and author, Sheila Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television and Partner of the WNBA's Washington Mystics.

What is a Femtor?
The word Femtor is a registered trademark of eWomenNetwork. The term Femtor means 'a wise and trusted woman providing knowledge, inspiration and practical information to other women.' Femtor acknowledges the mentoring work done from a female experience and knowledge base. These experienced women seek out ways to teach, share their wisdom and help other women find their wings.

Made it to a Million Award

Current research shows that only 2% of women owned businesses generate revenues of $1 million annually. This award recognizes an outstanding eWomenNetwork member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and business skills in the course of starting and growing her company. She must be the owner/CEO of a 51% woman-owned business that has a minimum of 5 full time employees with an annual company revenue of at least $1 million for the preceding fiscal year.

What does it mean to be an International Femtor® Award winner?

This prestigious international honor is awarded to women who have proven to be exemplary role models in the world of business. These awards acknowledge their outstanding achievements, skills, positive 'can do' attitude and commitment to giving back to their communities. These women inspire others, are respected by their peers and volunteer their time and energy to serve others less fortunate.

The e-Women Network is recognized as the #1 resource for connecting and promoting women and their businesses worldwide. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, eWomenNetwork, Inc. is the fastest growing membership-based professional women's networking organization in North America, committed to helping women and their businesses achieve, succeed and thrive in the new economy.

Self-described as 'the accidental spa owner,' Heidi Lamar purchased a commercial building 3 blocks North of the Scottsdale Fashion Square, that came with 2 tenants and a failing day spa. Enlisting her staff's help in learning the spa business, she eventually was rewarded by being named #7 on the 'Phoenix Best Places to Work' list, and recently as the "Best Day Spa, Best Massage & Best Facial" by Phoenix City Search. Allure magazine called Lamar's Shiatsu Massage "one of the most indulgent massages from Boston to the Bay Area".

Spa Lamar, located on Scottsdale Rd, just North of Camelback, is Arizona's largest privately owned resort-style spa. Massages, Facials and Pedicures start at just $50 including all-day use of the sauna, steam room, swimming pool, whirlpool, private changing cabanas with lockers robes and towels and a tropical fruit and tea bar.
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