Nicole (VanDerGriff) Middendorf ’98 was awarded a Stevie Award for Women in Business at a Nov. 9 ceremony and gala in New York City.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are recognized among the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives and the organizations they run. More than 1,200 nominations — representing organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry — were submitted for the 2012 awards.
The former Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under Forty honoree is CEO of Prosperwell Financial, a Plymouth-based wealth management firm that concentrates on retirement planning, college education savings, estate planning, asset management, insurance and financial planning in the event of divorce.
Middendorf holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from St. Cloud State. She is a Twin Cities news television contributor and wrote a 2008 book called “Simple Answers: Life Is More Than Just about Money.”
She is a board member of the Minnesota affiliate of the Alliance for Women in Media.