Several months ago, The Commercial Record asked its readers to nominate deserving women in the finance, insurance and real estate sectors for our Women of FIRE awards.

From dozens of nominations, our judges chose 15 women who have showed substantial success in their field, who have demonstrated a commitment to professional and personal growth, and whose work has enriched or advanced their field of endeavor.

As women, many of them have faced unique personal and professional challenges. Several went into real estate, insurance and finance after successful careers in other industries. Others broke through gender barriers in male-dominated industries. And for several, balancing work and family life remains an ongoing juggling performance with no intermissions.

We invite you to read their stories, to share their inspirations and to celebrate their accomplishments. Congratulations, Women of FIRE.

Super Women: The 2013 Women Of Fire

by The Commercial Record time to read: 1 min