CWE Annual Leadership Award Winners

CWE Award Winners

Since 2011, the Center for Women & Enterprise has honored women business leaders, volunteers, and partners through the annual awards program.  The following is a list of the award winners.

 
 2015 CWE Annual award winners

CWE Corporation of the Year

This award is given to the corporation leading the way to opening up pathways for women-owned businesses.  

  • 2016    TD Bank 
  • 2015    CVS Health
  • 2014    UPS
  • 2013    Bank of America
  • 2012    Verizon
  • 2011    Staples

CWE Community Partner of the Year

This award is given to the organization that supports the growth and expansion of the Center for Women & Enterprise.  

This award is given to the organization that supports the growth and expansion of the Center for Women & Enterprise.  
  • 2016    U.S. Small Business Administration - Women Business Centers
  • 2015    The Rhode Island Foundation
  • 2014    The Boston Foundation
  • 2013    U.S. Small Business Administration
  • 2012    Goodwin Procter
  • *Award was established in 2012.

    L to R:  Susan loconto Penta; William SCHAWBEL
    2016 cwe aDVOCATE OF THE yEAR; AND
    SUSAN RITTSCHER

CWE Advocate of the Year

This award is given to a professional or community leader whose efforts support women’s economic empowerment through small business initiatives.

  • 2016    William Schawbel
  • 2015    Maria Abernethy
  • 2014    Karen Copenhaver
  • 2013    Joel Adler
  • 2012    Ellen Hoffman
  • 2011    Pamela Lenehan

CWE Volunteer of the Year

This award is given to an individual who tirelessly and selflessly supports CWE and its mission.

  • 2016    Pam Stevens
  •  2015    Martha Sloan-Felch
  • 2014    Julie Levin
  • 2013    Jerry Johnson
  • 2012    Debra Thomas
  • 2011    Hank Greenberg

CWE Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year

This award is given to a supplier diversity professional exhibiting outstanding efforts in supplier diversity.

  • 2016    TD Bank
  • 2015    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • 2014    United Technologies Corporation
  • 2013    Staples
  • 2012    RBS Citizens
  • 2011    Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
 

L TO R: Susan loconto penta; Cheryl snead,
President & CEO, Banneker industries, 2016
CWE WBENC certified women's business of the
year ; and susan rittscher

CWE WBENC-Certified Women’s Business of the Year

This award is given to a WBENC-certified women-owned business that has exhibited growth through innovation or strategic partnership.

This award is given to a WBENC-certified women-owned business that has exhibited growth through innovation or strategic partnership.
  • 2016    Banneker Industries, Cheryl Snead, President & CEO
  • 2015    Bixby & Co., Kate McAleer, Founder
  • 2014    The Locator Service Group, Kim Sawyer, Owner
  • 2013    GAP Promotions, Gayle Piraino, Owner
  • 2012    Continental Resources, Mary Nardella, Owner
  • 2011    SwervePoint, LLC., Juli Sinnett, Owner