Ayn Cates Sullivan selected as Empowered Woman of the Year by IAOTP

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Ayn Cates Sullivan, MA, MFA, PhD, was recently chosen to receive the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2021 given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

New York, NY (PRUnderground) May 17th, 2021

Ayn Cates Sullivan, MA, MFA, PhD, was recently chosen to receive the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2021 given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Her exemplary role as a female professional in a male dominated industry displays 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. With innovation and compassion, these women empower others to reach their goals, while creating change for future generations.  Additionally, Dr. Sullivan will be honored for her 2020 selection as the Top Female Author of the Year.


The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Dr. Sullivan for this most recent recognition was an easy decision for our panel to make. She provides visionary leadership in her field and her experiences and accomplishments prove she has the ability to empower women worldwide. We look forward to celebrating all of her success at the Annual Awards Gala.”

With over 3 decades of professional experience as an author, editor and publisher, Dr. Sullivan has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional, expert and an inspiration to all in the writing community.  As a dynamic results-driven leader, Dr. Sullivan has committed her life to writing and publishing children’s stories, poetry, fiction and non-fiction books. Her stories are for all ages and are designed to uplift, heal and inspire.

Some of her books include an award-winning children’s series: Sparkle & the Gift, Sparkle & the Light, Kachina’s Rose, Ella’s Magic and Undina’s Spell. Her best-seller, A Story of Becoming, won eighteen literary awards. Her books on Celtic mythology include Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, and her debut novel, Nimue: Finding Merlin. Her first bi-lingual children’s story, Eala: Mother Swan/ La Madre Cisne will launch this summer.

Her key areas of expertise include having a range of knowledge in Publications, Editing, Writing, Content Development, Copywriting, eBooks, Newsletters, Blogging, Proofreading, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Storytelling, Teaching, Motivational Speaking, Podcasting and Publishing.

Her impressive repertoire of prior roles encompasses her position as Assistant Editor for King Fisher Books, Lecturer at Colleges and Centers in the UK, the International Agent for Artists in London, Experiential Workshop Leader in USA and Europe, Co-Owner, Manager and Workshop Leader of the Healing Center of Santa Monica, President of Awareness Essences (Entheos), organizing the Awareness Workshop Series and President and Founder of Infinite Light Publishing & Media, LLC.

Before embarking on her professional career path, Dr. Sullivan obtained her Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Hollins University.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Columbia University, her Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from USM and a PhD from Kings College London.

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Sullivan has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and has received numerous awards and accolades and written many publications. This year she will be considered to be broadcast on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square New York City and for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Sullivan was chosen as Top Female Author of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and she was featured in T.I.P (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine. Her literary works have afforded her some of the most extraordinary titles over the years such as: #1 Amazon Bestseller, a Gold for the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Winner of the Indie Reader Coalition Awards, a Silver and a Gold for the Nautilus Book Awards, Winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards, Readers Favorite Book Award Winner and a Silver and a Gold Visionary Winner for the Coalition of Visionary Resources. With the publication of the anthology Quitless, she also became a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author.

Dr. Sullivan Founded Infinite Light Publishing LLC in 2012. After winning over thirty different Literary Awards and launching numerous best-selling books, she began publishing like-minded authors. After relocating to Virginia, she renamed the company Infinite Light Publishing & Media, and has continued to focus more on storytelling for the digital age. From her official website, each year she offers Personal Sessions and Consultations for Authors to prepare their writing projects to become reality. She offers Spiritual Inquiry and Spiritual Quests. In addition to posting Uplifting Articles, Dr. Sullivan has been featured on numerous Television, Podcast and Radio Shows since 2014. She is currently the host of Wisdom of the Ages on the SuperPowerUp! Podcast Network: The #1 Podcast Network for Personal Development & Spiritual Growth. Her podcast has over 2.6 million listeners.

Looking back, Dr. Sullivan attributes her success to her love of storytelling, her persistence and remaining passionate in all of her works. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.  For the future, she will continue to thrive as a writer and hopes to continue inspiring culturally creative authors who love folklores, fairytales, women’s literature, Arthurian legend and spiritual writers and thinkers.

For more information on Ayn Cates Sullivan, PhD please visit:  http://ayncatessullivan.com/


Watch her video: https://studio.youtube.com/video/CZKP32J_qkE/edit


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that 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 to one place.

For More information on IAOTP please visit:   www.iaotp.com

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