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The vision of GWBC is to be the premier organization for women businesses, major corporations and government entities. We are proud of their commitment to volunteer, mentor, and partner to build a community of sustainable women businesses.

We bring our mission to life through our programs and signature events that are the cornerstone of GWBC, but our people truly make it happen. We deeply appreciate the belief our HEROs and SHEROs have in our mission, and their commitment to our success.

Each constituent adds to the diverse culture of GWBC. From ethnicity, products, services, backgrounds, business models and talents. There is a unique since of community and a sincere desire to share and inspire one another to grow. This is woven throughout the tapestry of the organization.

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InfoMart Founder Tammy Cohen Wins Silver Stevie ® Award
For Maverick of the Year

Women Around the World Recognized at Event in New York City

Atlanta, GA – November 20, 2018 – Tammy Cohen, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of InfoMart, has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Maverick of the Year category in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards, and the Maverick of the Year recognizes the individual who has affected the most positive change on her organization and/or industry.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last night during a dinner event attended by more than 550 people at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City.  The event was broadcast via Livestream.

“The Stevie Awards receive thousands of submissions from all over the world each year and have become a very coveted prize,” said Tammy Cohen. “It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by them. Leading InfoMart has taught me a great deal about being a maverick – InfoMart has been innovating and changing the background screening industry since the beginning.”

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world, working on six juries.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About InfoMart

InfoMart has been revolutionizing the global background and identity screening industry for 29 years, providing businesses the information they need to make informed hiring decisions. They develop innovative technology that modernizes talent onboarding, including a first-to-market biometric identity authentication application and a verified sanctions search. The WBENC-certified company is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, and they have achieved NAPBS accreditation in recognition of their consistent business practices and commitment to compliance with the FCRA. The company is dedicated to customer service, speed, and accuracy, and it has been recognized for its success, workplace culture, and corporate citizenship with over 40 industry awards. To Get the Whole Story on InfoMart, please visit www.infomart-usa.com, follow @InfoMartUSA, or call (770) 984-2727.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

GWBC Spotlight: The Chinese Southern Belle makes it to the AJC!

Congratulations goes to WBE Natalie Keng and her mom Margaret Keng for making it into the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The article states “Natalie Keng founded Chinese Southern Belle in 2010. But, the food and culture venture never would have come to fruition were it not for her mother, Margaret Keng. “She has been the inspiration, the model,” Natalie said of her mother.

It was Margaret Keng who taught cooking classes back in the 1980s, and it was Margaret who continued to stay involved in community and cultural events in the years since. These days, Margaret shares culinary space with her daughter, like when the mother-daughter duo teaches cooking classes. (They will teach a class on making Chinese dumplings and pot stickers June 9 at Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Register at chinesesouthernbelle.com.) They also give tours of international markets and grocery stores, operate the Chinese Southern Belle stand at farmers markets and festivals, and cook and bottle their line of prepared sauces.”

Congrats again Natalie and Margaret!

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Chinese Southern Belle (CSB) is a multi-faceted business that uses food  to connect people and culture– to build healthy, sustainable communities, support diversity, and strong local economies. Their offerings include an award-winning line of family-recipe cooking sauces, hands-on cooking classes; Asian market tours; custom food and cultural events & blog; multicultural consulting; and health & wellness demos.

GWBC Spotlight: Debbie King of Evolution Management, Inc., explains "GWBC HELPS US BE SUPER!"

"EMI has seen many wins come from our GWBC engagements.  First and foremost, are the relationships we’ve been able to make as we explore partnerships, and get to know colleagues with whom we can brainstorm and discuss challenges. Second, we’ve had doors opened for us as a result of being certified by such a credible organization.  For example, over the years, EMI attended several GWBC events hosted by Delta, Georgia Power and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.  Through those events, which also offered an opportunity to build a relationship with Supplier Diversity Program Managers, we positioned our firm to qualify for procurement and were recently awarded a multi-year contract to support training needs for a large Atlanta-based organization. You know it’s a sweet feeling when all your efforts are finally noticed, and you’re given a chance to show what you can do".

With over two decades of experience, Evolution Management, Inc. is a trusted partner to federal, private and academic clients focused on developing more efficient and effective organizations. We assist organizations to address and leverage changes associated with business needs, societal expectations, and technology advancements.  We focus our consulting engagements in the areas of Organizational Effectiveness, Human Resources Management, Leadership and Staff Development, and Training (including eLearning). Visit our website at www.evolutionmgt.com.

UPS’s Estrella Cramer Named to 25 Most Influential Asian Americans list

Our congratulations go out to Estrella Cramer, Corporate Supplier Diversity Director at UPS, on her recent recognition as one of 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia 2017, as chosen by Georgia Asian Times magazine.

The list recognizes individuals for their dedication and effort to make a difference in the community and is made possible by the editorial staff at Georgia Asian Times and a selection committee comprised of community, civic and media representatives.

We are proud of you Estrella... keep up the great work!

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Softpath System Recognized as one of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), in partnership with American Express, has named Softpath System to its 10 th  annual ranking of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies.

Softpath System, led by Sushumna Roy Jalajam, earned the 36th spot on the list that
spans a range of industries including technology, retail and consulting. It’s an impressive list, and honor, with the 50 represented companies generating a combined $7.2 billion in 2016 revenues and collectively employing 46,000 people in 2016.

Please join us in hearty congratulations to Sushumna!

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INNOLECT, INC. HONORS PACKAGING GIANT SONOCO AS ITS FIRST SUSTAINABLE LEGACIES AWARD RECIPIENT

Sustainable Legacies Program Helps Develop Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership Capacity through Volunteerism

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 2016) – Innolect, a woman-owned executive and organization development company, honors Sonoco with its first Sustainable Legacies Award for their philanthropic, volunteer and social responsibility contributions in education, health and wellness, arts and culture and the environment. The award includes a donation to a nonprofit of choice by the winner, of which Sonoco selected the United Way.

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