MIAMI, May 15, 2012 – rbb Public Relations, a leading national marketing public relations firm that champions breakout brands, has been selected for the second year in a row as one of the top 50 women-led businesses in Florida by The CommonWealth Institute (TCI) South Florida. rbb’s CEO Christine Barney and President Lisa Ross were among the 50 women named to this year’s list.

The top 50 women business leaders in Florida were selected after participating in a recent study conducted by TCI, PNC Bank and Moore Research. The purpose of the study was to shed light on the characteristics of women leaders and to understand the business challenges they currently face. Notably, the results found that women business leaders are optimistic of the challenges ahead, viewing the present economic conditions better than where they were a year ago.

The final list and rankings of the women-led businesses were recently announced at the Seventh Annual Women-Led Businesses in Florida Luncheon & Award Ceremony held at Jungle Island in Miami.

“My partner Christine Barney and I are honored to receive this recognition that acknowledges the diligence, commitment and contributions women business leaders are making in our economy. We are flattered and grateful to be in the company of such dynamic women leaders,” said Lisa Ross, rbb’s president.

TCI is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to help support women entrepreneurs, CEOs, and senior corporate executives build successful businesses and careers. It has chapters in South Florida and Boston and has helped more than 1,000 women grow their businesses.

About rbb Public Relations

rbb, champion of breakout brands, is an award-winning marketing public relations firm with a national reputation for delivering results on par with the largest national firms, but with the individual attention of a boutique agency. Three time winner of the “Agency of the Year” title, rbb’s staff excels in media relations, corporate communications, digital/social media, product introductions, reputation management and crisis counseling. The firm’s capabilities encompass a variety of practice areas, including B2B, consumer products, financial and professional services, travel & leisure, health and fitness, and food and beverage. For more information, call (305) 448-7450.