Joni B. Redick-Yundt chosen as Empowered Woman of the Year by IAOTP

New York, NY, United States – 04-06-2022 –

Joni B. Redick-Yundt, Financial/Insurance Professional, CEO of FAMES Hawaii and Best Selling author, was recently chosen to receive the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2022 given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

Joni B. Redick-Yundt has been selected as Empowered Woman of the Year for 2022. This award from the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) recognizes her exemplary role as a female professional and inclusive leader, demonstrating her influence, capability, and proficiency.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an honor in itself; only a few women are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities. These women empower others to reach their goals with innovation and compassion while creating change for future generations. This December, Joni will be honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the spectacular Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated: “We are so honored to have Joni apart of our IAOTP family.” She is a top leader in her field. She is a well-rounded leader who is tenacious in her pursuit of encouraging other business people. She provides visionary leadership in her field, and her experiences and accomplishments prove she can empower women worldwide. We are excited to celebrate her at this year’s Annual Awards Gala.” 

Joni is being honored for her decades of professional expertise in various businesses. She is the CEO and Founder of FAMES Hawaii, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring, educating, motivating, and developing leaders for Hawaii’s entrepreneurs and business owners. For close to two decades, she has worked with and supported businesses in reaching higher performance levels. FAMES Hawaii aims to enable individuals to achieve commercial and economic success while also giving back to society. FAMES Hawaii has already awarded over $500,000 to deserving students. FAMES Hawaii works to level the playing field and create better chances by providing the information to succeed and developing strong community business leaders through business networking and a thorough mentorship program. Joni bestowed the FAMES Hall of Fame honoring 15 supportive business community leaders during their 15th anniversary gala.  Joni is also the owner and executive director of the Miss Paradise Hawaii, Miss Oahu, and Miss Waikiki Scholarship Pageants. Title holders will compete in the Miss Hawaii America Scholarship Pageant.

Joni’s impressive repertoire of prior roles have included working as a nurse. She was also a professional beauty consultant and rose to Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics in only one month. Joni broke the record of being a Mary Kay Sales Director in Hawaii, which has never been done before in the last 50 years in Hawaii, all while still working full time as a nurse, working part time at another hospital, and being a mom to her two young children.  It wasn’t until the sad, unforeseen circumstances that stole the lives of her nephew and sister, that she decided to pursue a financial and insurance career to assist people in preparing for life-changing occurrences. Joni has garnered awards, honors and has been recognized globally for numerous accomplishments and distinctions during her lengthy career. 

During the last 25 years, Joni has regularly garnered Million Dollar Roundtable, Leader’s Club, Centurion Club, and Outstanding Achievement in Field Management accolades. In 2001, she was crowned Mrs. Honolulu International, and in 2002, she was crowned as Mrs. Hawaii United States and competed national with 51 other amazing married women. In addition, in 2002, she was named the US SBA Businesswoman Advocate of the Year and the American Heart Association’s Queen of Heart, taking first place. She was named the Fastest, Record-Breaking Chapter of BNI (Business Network International) in Hawaii and the Top 5 International in 2005, out of 5000 chapters in 37 countries. ‘In Magazine’ called her one of the top five most intriguing people in Hawaii in 2006. In 2008, she was selected by Pacific Business News Volunteer Woman of the Year, selected by Top 10 among over 1000 nominations. In 2010, she was recognized as Top Outstanding Filipino Abroad (TOFA), selected by Top 20 out of thousands of nominees. She was named US SBA Business Champion of the Year in 2014, and she is recognized in Marquis Who’s Who in America for 2021 and Who’s Who of American Women for 2020 and 2021. The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) has awarded Joni the Empowered Woman Award for 2022, and she graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine. Joni was featured on the famous Reuters billboard in Times Square, NYC, for her selection as Top Influential Business and Community Leader of the Year for 2021. She was recently honored at the IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala, hosted at the Plaza Hotel in NYC, and was interviewed by Miss Universe on TIP Radio. Joni was also featured in FORBES Magazine, Jan 2022 Issue, Cover of Who’s Who in America Millennium Magazine 2021, Featured in United Hemisphere Magazine as the Who’s Who of Distinguished Leader of the Year among 1.5 million listees.

The Mayor of Honolulu, Rick Blangiardi, also recognized Joni and presented her with a proclamation. Joni is a best Seller award-winning author in addition to her successful job. Her novels are intended to inspire and motivate readers to overcome hurdles and challenges and make time to live each day to the fullest. “Million Dollar Attitude,” first and second editions, and “It’s All About Attitude, Still Sexy at Sixty & Beyond” are among her works. Joni also contributed to the book “ALOHA: The Message of Hawaii.” Since 2007, Joni has created and presented the ‘Joni Show,’ a chat show format showcasing corporate and community leaders and unique and remarkable personalities, inspired by Oprah Winfrey. In retrospect, Joni credits her success to her optimistic attitude; her favorite quote is “Believe and Achieve; With a Million Dollar Attitude, anything is possible; Positive Attitude + Positive Action = Positive Result.” 

In her spare time, Joni enjoys spending time with her two children, grandchildren, and her loving husband, Tom, and International Aviation Consultant. She and Tom enjoy watching movies, strolling on the beach, and working out. In the future, she aspires to continue setting and achieving personal and professional objectives and supporting young women and entrepreneurs worldwide.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.  

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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