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Phyllis Newhouse of Xtreme Solutions, Inc. Named as Enterprising Women “Top 20 in 2020” Award Winner

Newhouse awarded special recognition in honor of the 20th anniversary of Enterprising Women magazine

ATLANTAPhyllis Newhouse, CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc. and co-founder of ShoulderUp, has been named by Enterprising Women magazine as a “Top 20 in 2020” award winner. The “Top 20 in 2020” awards are a special recognition in honor of the 20th anniversary of Enterprising Women magazine, given to women who were previously named by the magazine as an Enterprising Women of the Year Award.

“More than 800 outstanding women have received the Enterprising Women of the Year Award in the 18 years that we have presented this award and we look forward to honoring [our winners] at this year’s awards event. We are especially proud to recognize this group of 20 remarkable women as shining examples and role models of the success and impact of coming together as a community of women business leaders,” according to Monica Smiley, Publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women.

Newhouse, who was inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame in 2019, is the founder and CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc., a firm that offers a wide range of IT expertise and provides industry leading, state-of-the-art information technology and cybersecurity services and solutions. As a pioneer in cybersecurity, she is the first woman to win an Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the technology category for her work with XSI. In 2019, she and Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis founded ShoulderUp and ShoulderUp Ventures – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting and supporting women on their entrepreneurial journeys.

“It has always been a passion of mine to uplift women to achieve all of their efforts ­– entrepreneurial and personal. It’s an honor to be recognized among women who are seen as emblems of this achievement,” Newhouse says.

Other honorees of the “Top 20 in 2020” Award include Marti Hedge, President of Edge Solutions & Consulting in Westlake Village, California, Shelly Sun, CEO and Founder of Bright Star Care & Bright Star Group Holdings, Inc. in Gurnee, Illinois, Nathalie Doobin, Owner and CEO of Harvard Services Group, in Miami and many more.

Honorees will be recognized at the 18th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, to be held from Sunday, March 29 to Tuesday, March 31 at the Wyndham Grand in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The event is open to 2020 award honorees, previous award winners, corporate supporters, members of the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, VIPs in the women’s business community, readers of Enterprising Women magazine and members of the many partner organizations affiliated with Enterprising Women. For more information or to register to attend the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration and Conference, visit

Phyllis Newhouse is an entrepreneur, retired military senior officer, mentor and founder and CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc. and co-founder of ShoulderUp and ShoulderUp Ventures.She received her degree from John F. Kennedy University and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit

Xtreme Solutions, Inc. (XSI) is a top IT firm and an industry leader. XSI is a woman-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, and provides exceptional, quality solutions to businesses of all sizes. XSI serves a broad range of industries within the commercial, government, and academic sectors. For more, please visit


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