ATLANTA – November 12, 2018– The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC), the largest provider of certification and development resources for women business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, hosted its annual LACE (Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence) Awards Gala on Nov. 9 at the St. Regis hotel in Atlanta.
This annual event celebrates, honors and recognizes GWBC corporate members and certified WBEs for their commitment and contributions toward furthering the success of women-owned businesses.
More than 200 business leaders gathered at the black-tie masquerade gala to honor and celebrate the nominees and winners in a variety of categories.
LACE Award Winners
Award winners are GWBC corporate members and GWBC certified WBEs who demonstrate outstanding contributions in supporting women-owned business through mentoring, coaching, offering world-class supplier diversity initiatives and access to procurement opportunities.
Winning individuals and companies are:
“We’re honored to celebrate our region’s outstanding women in business and corporate partners who support the growth and development of women business enterprises,” said Roz Lewis, president & CEO of GWBC. “With more than 1,000 WBE members in our region, it’s a historic moment in time for us all, and we couldn’t do it without the commitment and contributions of our entire membership.”
The LACE Awards gala featured a mix of activities including the pre-awards reception, LACE silent auction, dinner, live entertainment and dancing.
ABOUT THE GREATER WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL, INC.
The Greater Women’s Business Council Inc. (GWBC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides nationally-recognized certification through its Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) network, innovative programming and value-driven events customized to the unique needs of women business owners (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. GWBC’s constituency is comprised of more than 1,000 certified WBEs, dozens of corporate member partners, government entities and business alliances united to inspire, engage and empower women-owned businesses. A Regional Partner Organization of WBENC, GWBC is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with a satellite office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Learn more at www.gwbc.biz.
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