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WIPP Business Leaders from Coast to Coast Named to the 2013 WIPP Executive Advisory Board

Tuesday, September 10, 2013   (0 Comments)
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2013) -- Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the nation's largest nonpartisan women's business group, announces its 2013 WIPP Executive Advisory Board of Directors, featuring women business leaders from coast-to-coast. The Advisory Board guides WIPP in raising the voices of its coalition consisting of 4.7 million business-women, including 75 business organizations.

"These women are leaders who understand and exemplify the importance of engaging women business owners in the political and public policy process. Each of these women know how legislation can impact a company's bottom line and ability to grow,” said WIPP President Barbara Kasoff.

Joining her on the board are:

  • Sara Abramowicz, Environmental Analysis, Inc.
  • Kristie Arslan, Popped! Republic
  • Faye Coleman, Westover Consultants Inc.
  • Donna Davis, DIR Group, Inc.
  • Barbara English, English Solutions
  • Courtney Fairchild, Global Services
  • Alejandra Garza, Valoramas
  • Delicia Gunn, Indigo Engineering Group, LLC
  • Ana Harvey, Jessica Johnson, Johnson Security Bureau, Inc.
  • Pam Mazza, PilieroMazza, PLLC
  • Fran Pastore, Women's Business Development Council
  • Desiree Patno, National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses
  • Trena Payton, ABN Technologies, LLC
  • Jeanette Prenger, ECCO Select .


 For a full list of Advisory Board members, click here.

As members of the Executive Advisory Board, these leaders will provide strategic counsel on strengthening the impact of women business owners at the federal, legislative and executive levels, while bringing their unique perspective on top economic concerns to our nation's political leaders.

Since its founding in 2001, WIPP members have testified at numerous Congressional committee hearings on issues that affect the growth of women-owned businesses. Prominent issues addressed consistently include: access to capital, tax reform, affordable healthcare and federal contracting opportunities.

"Now that women have ownership of almost half of all private companies and are growing faster than any other business demographic, the impact of women business owners on the political scene will be felt for years to come. With involved business owners like these on our board the trend has been set and theimpact is irreversible. WIPP is leading the way to ensure women's voices continue to be heard in the halls of Congress, the White House and federal agencies as the nation searches for ideas and solutions to challenges being faced by all Americans,” said Magdalah Silva, Chair of the WIPP Executive Advisory Board.

About Women Impacting Public Policy:

WIPP is a national nonpartisan public policy organization advocating on behalf of its coalition of 4.7 million business-women including 75 business organizations. WIPP identifies important trends and opportunities and provides a collaborative model for the public and private sectors to increase the economic power of women-owned businesses. For more information, please visit


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