Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame Inducts 12 Honorees
Dallas, Texas – The Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame, now in its fourth year of celebrating women-owned businesses and their successes, inducted a new group of women entrepreneurs and those who value their contributions at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Dallas at Las Colinas on Dec. 5. With 200 people in attendance during the ceremony presented by the American Institute of Diversity and Commerce, honorees from around the country were recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship, leadership and mentorship.
Women-owned business enterprise inductees for 2012 are Alta Baker, president and CEO of Safe Haven Enterprises LLC of Jennings, La.;and Andra Rush, founder, president and CEO of Rush Group LLC in Wayne, Mich. Tim Harden, president of supply chain and fleet opertaions for Dallas-based AT&T Services, Inc., is Executive Advocate of the Year.
Inductees in the category of executive leadership are Pamela Prince-Eason, preseident and CEO of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council in Washing ton, D.C.; Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., founder and president of New York City-based Women Presidents’ Organization; Debbie Hurst, president of Women’s Business Council – Southwest in Arlington, Texas; and Becky Sykes, co-creator and immediate past president and CEO of the Dallas Women’s Foundation.
The 2012 Corporate Trailblazer inductees are Patricia Richards, director, disability supplier diversity program, U.S. Business Leadership Network, based in Alexandria, Va.; and RIchard Stouffer, former director of minority/women’s business development at Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc.
Corporate Leadership inductees for 2012 are Parsippany, N.J.-based Avis Budget Group Inc. and Atlanta-based United Parcel Service of America Inc.
The Unsung Hero Award went to Mazzie Moses, vice president of Telecom Electric Supply Company in Plano, Texas.