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WIPP NP Gayle Waldron Named Minority Small Business Person of the Year by SBA South Florida

Monday, November 21, 2011  
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SBA South Florida District Office Names Local Woman Business Owner

Minority Small Business Person of the Year

Largo, FL (Nov. 17, 2011) - The Small Business Administration (SBA) South Florida District Office has named Business Woman Gayle Waldron Minority Small Business Person of the Year.

The annual award honors an individual who advocates for small businesses, especially minority and women-owned.

Waldron has applied her 17 years of experience as a federal government contractor to help economically empower women business owners through her advocacy in organizations like National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).

She has been instrumental in helping both the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Congress understand underlying issues women in business face and has helped develop strategies to combat these inequities. Waldron was one of many women who dedicated the past 10 years to working toward the passage of SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program.

Waldron is president of Florida based international training firm The Management Edge, an organization development and training firm specializing in workplace interactions, team building, conflict resolution and change management. The Management Edge is known for dramatically increasing performance and productivity. They work with teams to resolve issues between employees so that goals are achieved more efficiently. Earlier this year DiversityBusiness.com named The Management Edge one of the Top 100 Woman Owned Businesses in Florida.

About the SBA

The SBA has been the voice of small business in the United States since 1976 and is dedicated to providing support to small businesses across the nation. SBA offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance. Learn more about the SBA at http://www.sba.gov/.

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About The Mangagement Edge

The Management Edge® is an organization development and training firm specializing in workplace interactions, team building, conflict resolution and change management. It provides services for its corporate and Federal clients throughout the US and Europe. The Management Edge consultants are seasoned, highly skilled, organizational development, management and training professionals at the top of their field.


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