Sue Bhatia accepts from Bill Alcorn

Trailblazer Award Honoree

A strong proponent of women’s and minorities’ success, Sue Bhatia is dedicated to creating opportunities and providing career development through supplier diversity. Through mentoring and public speaking, she explores a number of career-related topics including those that women specifically face throughout their careers.

Sue founded Rose International in the basement of her home in 1993 after realizing that, if she stayed on her professional path as a corporate systems analyst, it would take 30 years to achieve her goals. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Rose International has grown to become one of the nation’s largest women-owned total talent solutions companies, and now serves clients in all 50 states with more than 20 offices and development centers across the country and New Delhi, India. 

Amy Winfield accepts from Billie Bryant Schultz

Trailblazer Award Honoree

Amy Winfield joined Suburban Seating as president in 2011 and was appointed CEO in 2012. As third generation-owner of the family business, headquartered in Lodi, New Jersey, Amy has guided the company with passion and persistence. By applying the knowledge she gained through working in all aspects of the business while growing up, combined with the experience she attained working for other organizations after earning her Bachelor’s degree, she has led Suburban Seating to achieve double-digit, year-over-year growth.

Established in 1947, Suburban Seating has a well-respected reputation as an industry leader in managing seating and safety equipment supply chains for commercial vehicle fleets nationwide. The company also serves the owner-operator market nationally and internationally, as well as federal, state, county and municipal agencies.