NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2014) -  Susan Lindner, founder and CEO of Emerging Media, was recognized alongside thirty-nine other distinguished female business leaders at the Brava! Awards ceremony in New York. Created in conjunction with New York SmartCEO and title sponsor WeiserMazars LLP, the awards program celebrates the entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit of New York's top women leaders. The awards committee recognized Susan's innovation and unwavering passion for supporting disruptive entrepreneurial companies at Emerging Media, where she leads a team of dedicated branding, marketing, PR and social media professionals.

"The Brava Awards are a reflection of the incredible female leaders making a difference in the City today and it's a humbling experience to be seated next to such powerful, entrepreneurial women," said CEO & Founder Susan Lindner. "First and foremost, this award represents the ceaseless contributions of my team, and the trust and support of our clients, partners and family to help us succeed, every day. I'm truly grateful."

Susan founded the award-winning Lotus Public Relations in 2002 in the wake of the first tech bubble, growing it into one of the top 20 fastest growing PR firms in New York. In 2009, the company transformed with the advent of social media, and Lotus became Emerging Media -- a full-service brand, PR, marketing and social agency. In addition to leading her business, Susan has served as 3-year delegate to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance and as a local and regional member leader in the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO). Susan also sits on the board of Tricycle Magazine.

"Brava winners possess the utmost qualities in a leader -- vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Every one of this year's winners exhibits these qualities in running their business, their families and their philanthropic activities," says Rick Crane, regional president of SmartCEO Media. "They give 110 percent of themselves."

About Emerging Media
Emerging Media is an award-winning PR, branding, marketing and social media agency, dedicated to helping disruptive companies to make their mark on their industry and the world. With its trademarked Connect4® strategy, Emerging Media has helped 10 companies to reach an acquisition and has launched more than 25 international brands in the US. Emerging Media is a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE), the winner of the 2012 & 2013 Golden Bridge Awards for Consumer Launch Campaign of the Year and B2B Media Coverage Campaign, and is ranked among the 10 Best Agencies in Mobile and Wireless by Top PR Firms. Visit and follow us on Twitter @emergingmediapr.

About SmartCEO
SmartCEO's mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO's integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.

About the Brava! Awards
The Brava! Awards program celebrates female CEOs who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. Brava! Award winner are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on the quality of applications submitted. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at an awards reception in September.

Contact Information:

Media Contact
Sara Pollack
Emerging Media