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Local CEO Named One of the 2011 Enterprising Women of the Year

Rew_2011_award_winnerESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, January 10, 2011Local businesswoman Madhu Beriwal, President and CEO of global risk management firm IEM, has been named one of Enterprising Women magazine’s 2011 Enterprising Women of the Year. Beriwal relocated IEM’s corporate headquarters from Louisiana to the Research Triangle Park in 2010.

The Enterprising Women of the Year awards are given annually to the top women entrepreneurs in North America who have fast-growth businesses, are leaders in their communities, and who actively support other women and girls interested in entrepreneurship. From an unprecedented number of nominees in 2011, Beriwal is one of five women entrepreneurs selected to win the award in the category of businesses with over $25 million in annual revenue. The full award list can be found at

Said Beriwal, “I am thrilled to receive this award and to be in the company of so many other strong women entrepreneurs who received the honor. Women business owners are making significant strides in the corporate world and I thank Enterprising Women magazine for recognizing their accomplishments.”

Beriwal’s company, IEM, provides services internationally in homeland security and emergency management, national defense, information technology, and public performance management. IEM’s list of customers includes federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Health and Human Services; state and local agencies in 47 US states and territories; international organizations in Turkey, Russia, and Korea; and private industry, including nuclear power plants, chemical plants, seaports, and hospitals.

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