Anchorage Entrepreneur Wins Prestigious Award for Women Business Owners
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Enterprising Women magazine has named Anchorage business owner Kristen Fowler Lindsey a winner of its 2019 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards. Now in its 17th year, the award is considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners.
Fowler Lindsey, an industry veteran with nearly 25 years of technology marketing experience, is president and owner of Thrively Digital, Alaska’s oldest and largest interactive digital agency. She is among distinguished award recipients who represent “an amazing group of women entrepreneurs,” says Monica Smiley, Enterprising Women’s publisher and CEO. Other award recipients include women from the United States, Canada, India, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Turkey, Germany and Switzerland. Fowler Lindsey is the only honoree from Alaska.
“We are so proud to recognize their accomplishments as CEOs of fast-growth companies, community leaders, and role models and mentors to other women and girls,” says Smiley. Winners will be honored at a gala dinner at the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference this March in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Thrively provides comprehensive, integrated digital marketing services to businesses in the tourism industry, as well as in the non-profit, healthcare, transportation, education, government, telecom, publishing and retail sectors.
In 2015 Fowler Lindsey completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which is designed to train entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and fuel their local economies. She began Thrively Digital in 2003 and has grown it into a 10-person agency that’s served more than 100 clients in Alaska and the lower 48.
Fowler Lindsey is an active volunteer in the community and industry. She’s a community member of the Alaska Public Media Board Development Committee and a member of the Anchorage Downtown Rotary club. She’s a former board chair of the Anchorage Concert Association; she also has been involved with the American Marketing Association and the Alaska Travel Industry Association.
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