ATLANTA – In recognition of her "POWerful" leadership contributions over the past 20 years, Manheim Specialty General Manager Karen Braddy was honored by Atlanta-based Womenetics on Tuesday, April 26 with a 2011 POW! Award.

The award was presented at the second annual POW! Awards ceremony at the Loews Atlanta Hotel by Womenetics and Porsche Cars North America. Braddy was among an elite group of fifteen innovative female leaders in Georgia, recognized and celebrated for helping forge new paths, inspiring passion, conviction and confidence in others and modeling collaborative and innovative leadership.

“I am honored and humbled by this award,” said Braddy. “I truly believe that as a leader, the success you achieve is the result of the people you surround yourself with, and the Manheim and Specialty team is fabulous. Thanks to their dedication and efforts, together, we have been able to build a very successful business.”

In her role at Manheim, Braddy is responsible for overseeing the company’s 24 Specialty operating locations around the country. She joined the auction industry in 1990 as a vehicle registration clerk and learned every aspect of the business, which led to her successful career at Manheim. Since launching the Specialty and Heavy Truck & Equipment initiatives in 2005, Braddy has grown Manheim’s Specialty divisions into multimillion dollar businesses.

Her leadership style is highlighted by high-energy, motivation, compassion for others and a drive for success. Braddy’s stand-out career coupled with a similarly relentless passion for family and dedication to charitable causes throughout the community provided the “ingredients” Womenetics seeks for the POW! award.

Womenetics is a nationally acclaimed media property that celebrates women in the workplace and focuses on developing future female leaders. The global business platform combines online content and events that connect and inspire women to achieve success in their professional and personal lives. This is Porsche’s second year as a sponsor of the event and its first as presenting sponsor.