Maven Collective Marketing Principal Awarded 2 Bronze Female Executive of the Year Awards from Databird Business Journal

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Exciting news! Erica Hakonson, Principal and Founder of Maven Collective Marketing, has won two Bronze from the Databird Business Journal’s Female Executive of the Year Awards!

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Dedicated to honoring the brightest female minds from around the world, the Databird Female Executive of the Year Awards are awarded by Databird Business Journal. The awards were created to recognize the female executives who have shown outstanding leadership and significant contributions in their careers over the past year. The criteria for consideration are tangible results and goals achieved.

Erica was nominated in two categories – “Top Small Business Female Executive – 1-25 Employees” and “Rising Star” (for female executives under 40) and brought home the Bronze in both categories.

The awards were handed out March 12th, 2020, with the winners chosen by a jury made up of creative minds, business influencers, and journalists.

“It is such an honor to receive these awards from Databird Business Journal,” Erica commented. “Being recognized alongside the other inspiring nominees and winners is truly humbling.”

More About Erica Hakonson

Erica Hakonson, Principal and Founder of Maven Collective Marketing, is an award-winning entrepreneur, named Female Entrepreneur of the Year (Silver Winner) from the Stevie Awards, Editor’s Choice Award from CanadianSME National Business Awards and Female Executive & Rising Star of the Year (2X Bronze Winner) from the Databird Business Journal. She has also lead Maven Collective Marketing agency to multi-award winning success, including MarCom Gold Award,??2X dotComm Gold Awards, Standard of Excellence WebAward, Summit Creative Bronze International Award and PRDaily/Ragan Category Winner.?

Hakonson is dedicated to strategically and maniacally delivering results to both her clients and her community, sitting as a Board Director for multiple not-for-profits and launching the annual Maven Collective Marketing Pay-It-Forward initiative that supports female entrepreneurship, women’s health, nature conservation, microlending and local non-profits. 

Hakonson has also been published in the Globe & Mail, CanadianSME Business Magazine and Thrive Global is also a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at Women in Technology, Entrepreneurship and Women in Business events. A mother of two awesome tiny humans, wife of a daily hero and an ultra-marathon athlete, Hakonson’s passion for life extends far beyond the office and into the woods.

More About Databird Business Journal

Databird Business Journal focuses on women’s empowerment with a mission of creating a just and sustainable world. Business holds significant, untapped potential to contribute to women’s advancement and stands to benefit tremendously by ensuring women are empowered. Last year, female founders received just 2.2 percent of total global venture capital funding, and only 17 percent of all startups have at least one female founder, despite the fact that gender diversity on executive teams correlates with greater profitability and value creation. Databird was built to identify local industry experts around the world with a machine intelligence platform.


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