Angie’s List founder named Brilliant Woman of the Year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List was named Woman of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne. Hicks was the guest speaker at the club’s annual Smart Girls/Brilliant Women Luncheon event at the Grand Wayne Center.

Hicks is native to Fort Wayne and attended area schools. She is the Chief Marketing Officer of Angie’s List, the popular consumer review and online marketplace of home services, and also serves as the face and voice of the company.

Over 350 girls are involved in the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne’s Smart Girls program. The event also featured five finalists for the Smart Girl of the Year and the introduction of the 2016 winner. The Smart Girls program emphasizes a positive self-concept, decision-making skills while adopting healthy attitudes and lifestyles. The girls build skills to resist negative influences and grow into responsible, productive and caring young women, according to the club’s website.

WANE-TV’s Terra Brantley was the 2015 Brilliant Woman of the Year.

For more information about the Boys and Girls Club, visit their website.