2016 Business Star, Jennifer Maier, WDS

Congratulations! Jennifer Maier, WDS
2016 GWBC® WBENC Business Star of the Year!

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”
Margaret Fuller, journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate

“For me, this quote says it all.  I have been fortunate to have access to smart and dedicated women, all of whom have been generous with their time and knowledge.  This has made me a better student and mentor.”

Jennifer Maier

Jennifer Maier, CEO and President of WDS Inc., was named as a 2016 Women Business Enterprise Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Maier qualified for this recognition through her business certification with the Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC), and was selected due to WDS’ superior leadership as a warehousing and distribution company with 22 localized service hubs to serve customers in the food processing, medical, and technology industries throughout the United States and Canada.

“As the leader in certifications for women business owners in Georgia and the Carolinas, we are so proud of Jennifer Maier and WDS for achieving this great honor,” said Roz Lewis, president and CEO of GWBC. “WDS is most deserving and their success clearly underscores how women businesses drive innovation and fuel economic growth.”

Maier was recognized for her business accomplishments, her inspiration to other women and her leadership and vision as CEO of WDS. She received her honors during WBEBC’s 2016 Summit & Salute conference held in Phoenix, AZ. Sponsored by Accenture, EY and Ampcus, the three-day event provides vital access to the thought leaders, business intelligence, and senior-level networking opportunities creating the foundation for sustainable growth.

“I am proud to receive this recognition and appreciate the opportunity to serve as an advocate for other women in business,” said Maier. “WBENC and GWBC have been great assets as we grow, and have helped fuel accomplishments I only dreamed of when starting WDS.”

WDS is an award-winning warehousing, distribution, inventory, and supply chain management company with locations across the USA and Canada, serving customers in the food, medical equipment and technology equipment sectors. WDS is one of the largest BRC-certified Storage and Distribution companies in the USA and Canada.  As a WBENC-certified woman-owned business, Women’s Distribution Services reliably delivers best-in-class supply chain management services, private label products, and business and operational process improvement solutions.  WDS provides a broad range of services with a focus on excellent customer service, food safety, diversity and sustainability. WDS has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing woman-owned companies by the Women Presidents Organization and named to the Inc. 5000 in 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit womends.com.