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WIPP Business Leaders Recognized As WIPP 2013 Award Winners

Tuesday, October 1, 2013   (0 Comments)
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26, 2013) -- Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the nation's largest nonpartisan women's business group, announces its 2013 WIPP Annual Meeting Award recipients. WIPP is proud to honor these powerful members and women business leaders who have dedicated time and energy to the small business community locally, nationally and world-wide.

The 2013 WIPP Award winners are:


WIPP Member to Watch

 Komal Goyal, Managing Partner, 6e Technologies

Lauren Weiner, Chief Executive Officer, Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC


AT&T WIPP Innovator of the Year

Jennifer Bisceglie, President, Interos Solutions, Inc


Give Me Five

Dr. Garnett Newcombe, President & CEO, Human Potential Consultants, LLC


Member of the Year

Amber Peebles, President, Athena Construction Group


President's Award

Lourdes Martin-Rosa, President & Founder, Government Business Solutions LLC

Barbara English, President & Founder, English Solutions Inc

Virginia Littlejohn, President, CEO and Co-Founder, Quantum Leaps, Inc

Emily Murphy, Senior Counsel, Small Business Committee

Antonella Pianalto, Vice President, American Express


Public Policy Award

Trish Summers, President & Co-Founder, Advantage Building Contractors, Inc

Lynn Sutton, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Advantage Building Contractors, Inc

Claudia Viek, CEO, CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity)

"We are proud to acknowledge the top women leaders in the public and private sectors for their incredible success in business and their commitment to the women's business community,” said WIPP President and CEO Barbara Kasoff. "We are in the midst of a large shift in economic history and rely on our WIPP leaders for their advice and their strong voices on behalf of women entrepreneurs.”

These annual awards recognize top women industry leaders who have shown themselves to be innovative and accomplished in their line of business and have benefited the women's business community. The 2013 WIPP Awards will be presented at the WIPP Capital Connections Reception at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, October 9th from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. The Public Policy Awards will be presented at the Congressional Luncheon at the Hart Building on Capitol Hill, Thursday, October 10th, from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

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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