Overview

WPEO’s mission to further the progress of women in business depends on the commitment of our WBEs, Corporate Members, volunteers and advocates.

Each year we celebrate the success and contributions of our most engaged and active WPEO-certified WBEs and Corporate Members in the New York and Washington, D.C. regions. Prestigious awards recognize their hard work and dedication. Both WBEs and corporate members are eligible for recognition through WPEO’s Done Deals™ and Awards programs.

WPEO Awards

WPEO Awards bring public recognition to businesses and individuals that have shown an outstanding degree of support for WPEO’s mission and serve as an inspiration to others.

WPEO Awards

Done Deal™ Awards

WPEO-certified WBEs and Corporate Members are eligible for Done Deal™ Awards based on the number and value of Done Deals™ they submitted during the previous year’s challenge period.

Done Deal™ Awards

Past Award Winners

WPEO Awards

NY Region
Outstanding Corporation – Con Edison
Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Ranjini Poddar, Artech Information Systems LLC
Star Award – Sharon Olzerowicz, Hired by Matrix
President’s Award – Sandy Russell, Verve Professional Services Inc.

DC Region
Outstanding Corporation – Aetna
Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Alicia Thompson, Capital One
Star Award – Lois Gamerman, Soft Stuff Distributors, Inc.
President’s Award – Pam Mulcahy, Dominion

Done Deals Awards

NY Region
Corporate Opportunity Award – Bank of America
Corporate Champion Awards – Microsoft Corporation and Pfizer Inc.
WBE Connection Award – Stackable Sensations
WBE Done Deals Champion Award – CorAnet Corporation

WPEO Awards

NY Region
Outstanding Corporation – Merck
Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Beth Canning, Prudential
Star Award – Margaret Marcucci, Coranet Corporation
President’s Award – Sue Darago, MetLife

DC Region
Outstanding Corporation – Sodexo
Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Joan M. Hairston, Washington Gas
Star Award – Michelle Bell, 1st Choice LLC
President’s Award – Alicia Thompson, Capital One

Done Deals Awards

NY Region
Corporate Opportunity Awards – New York Life Insurance Company and Time Warner Inc.
Corporate Champion Award – AT&T
WBE Connection Award – Daystar Promotions, Inc.
WBE Done Deals Champion Award – Corporate Diversity Solutions
Access New York City Award – CorAnet Corp.
Access New York State Award – Copy Graphics
Access New Jersey Award – Copy Graphics

DC Region
Corporate Champion Award – Dominion
Corporate Opportunity Award – Sodexo and Pepco Holdings, Inc.
WBE Champion Award – Leap Frog Solutions
WBE Connection – Soft Stuff Distributors Inc.

WPEO Awards

NY Region
WPEO Star – Hallie Satz, HighRoad Press
Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Jaymie Mitchell, Bank of America
Outstanding Corporation – PepsiCo
President’s Award – Mary Nittolo, The Studio

DC Region
WPEO Star – Jacqueline Smith, New Kent Coatings, Inc.
Outstanding Corporation – Exxon Mobil Corporation
President’s Award – Carol O’Riordan, The O’Riordan Bethel Law Firm, LLP

Done Deals Awards

NY Region
Corporate Opportunity Award – Time Warner Inc.
Corporate Champion Award – IBM
WBE Connection Award – cSUBS
WBE Done Deals™ Champion Award – Coranet Corp.
Access New York City Award – Coranet Corp.

DC Region
Corporate Opportunity Award – Freddie Mac
Corporate Champion Award – Bank of America
WBE Connection Award – Exhibit Edge, Inc.
WBE Done Deals Champion Award – MCPADNET, Inc.
WBE to Public Sector Award – The O’Riordan Bethel Law Firm, LLP

WPEO Awards

WPEO Star – Karen Sutter, The Sutter Group

NY Region
Outstanding Corporation – Pfizer Inc.
Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Cathy Kane, Rosenberg & Associates, Inc.
President’s Award – Judie McCloskey, Johnson & Johnson

DC Region
Outstanding Corporation – Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Aline Presley, Exxon Mobil Corporation
President’s Award – Ronnette Anderson, Dominion Resources, Inc.

Done Deals Awards

NY Region
Corporate Opportunity Award – Bank of America
Corporate Champion Award – Time Warner, Inc.
WBE Connection Award – DayStar Promotions, Inc.
WBE Done Deals™ Champion Award – Big Apple Car
Access New York City Award – Eriksen Translations, Inc.
Access New York State Award – Mrs. Paper

DC Region
Corporate Opportunity Award – Accenture
Corporate Champion Award – Pepco Holdings, Inc.
WBE Connection Award – Soft Stuff Distributors, Inc.
WBE Done Deals™ Champion Award – Reston Limousine Services, Inc.

WPEO Awards

NY Region
Outstanding Corporation – Pfizer Inc.
Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Ann Ortolano, Venture Insurance Brokerage
WPEO Star – Jacqueline Cleary, Atlas Data Systems, LLC
President’s Award – Karen Sclafani, Karen C. Sclafani LLC

DC Region
Outstanding Corporation – Marriott International, Inc.
Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Etmara Smith, CSC
WPEO Star – Bev Gray, Exhibit Edge Inc.
President’s Award – Ashley Bell, McCormick & Company, Inc.

Done Deals Awards

NY Region
Corporate Leadership Award – AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company
Corporate Leadership Award – Pfizer, Inc.
WBE Leadership Award – CorAnet Corp
WBE Partnership Award – cSubs
Access New York City Award – CorAnet Corp
Access New York State Award – Mrs. Paper
Access New Jersey Award – CQ Fluency

DC Region
Corporate Leadership Award – Marriott International
WBE Partnership Award – Judy Bradt, CEO Summit Insight, LLC
WBE Leadership Award – Lois Gamerman, President , Soft Stuff Distributors

WPEO Awards

NY Region
Women’s Business Advocate – Joy P. Crichlow, Consolidated Edison of New York, Inc.
Outstanding Corporation – PSEG
WPEO Rising Star – Beverly Rossi, Graphic Matter, Inc.
WPEO Star – Julie Auslander, cSubs
WPEO President’s Award – Diana Domenech Mott

DC Region
Women’s Business Advocate – Bunni Wheeler-Young, Freddie Mac
Outstanding Corporation – ExxonMobil
WPEO Rising Star – Judy Bradt, Summit Insight LLC
WPEO Star – Mary Moslander, LiveHealthier
WPEO President’s Award – Catherine Thomas, Kinetix Technology Partners, LLC

Done Deals Awards

NY Region
Corporate Leadership Award – Time Warner Inc.
Corporate Leadership Award – Consolidated Edison Company of New York
WBE Leadership Award – Big Apple Car, Inc.
WBE Partnership Award – Daystar Promotions Inc.
Access New York City and New York State Award – Eriksen Translations, Inc.

DC Region
Corporate Leadership Award – Capital One
Corporate Leadership Award – Bank of America
WBE Leadership Award – MCPADNET
WBE Partnership Award – The Sutter Group

WPEO Awards

Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Lynne Marie Finn, Superior Staff Resources, Inc.

NY Region
Outstanding Corporation – Pfizer, Inc.
Outstanding WBE – Rosalie Edson, Meadows Office Furniture Company
WPEO President’s Award – Avis Yates Rivers, Technology Concepts Group

DC Region
Outstanding Corporation – Capital One
Outstanding WBE– Candice Bennett, Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc.
WPEO President’s Award – Lisa Sanford

Done Deals Awards

NY Region
Corporate Leadership Award – Pfizer, Inc.
Corporate Leadership Award – Time Warner Inc.
WBE Leadership Award – cSubs
WBE Partnership Award – Graphic Matter Inc.
Access New York City and New York State Award – Camelot Communications Group, Inc.

DC Region
Corporate Leadership Award – Exxon Mobil Corporation
Corporate Leadership Award – Marriott International, Inc.
WBE Leadership Award – Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc.
WBE Partnership Award – Patty’s Gifts and Baskets, LLC

2014

WPEO Awards

NY Region

  • WPEO Star – Hallie Satz, HighRoad Press
  • Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Jaymie Mitchell, Bank of America
  • Outstanding Corporation – PepsiCo
  • President’s Award – Mary Nittolo, The Studio

DC Region

  • WPEO Star – Jacqueline Smith, New Kent Coatings, Inc.
  • Outstanding Corporation – Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • President’s Award – Carol O’Riordan, The O’Riordan Bethel Law Firm, LLP

Done Deals Awards

NY Region

  • Corporate Opportunity Award – Time Warner Inc.
  • Corporate Champion Award – IBM
  • WBE Connection Award – cSUBS
  • WBE Done Deals™ Champion Award – Coranet Corp.
  • Access New York City Award – Coranet Corp.

DC Region

  • Corporate Opportunity Award – Freddie Mac
  • Corporate Champion Award – Bank of America
  • WBE Connection Award – Exhibit Edge, Inc.
  • WBE Done Deals Champion Award – MCPADNET, Inc.
  • WBE to Public Sector Award – The O’Riordan Bethel Law Firm, LLP

2013

WPEO Awards

WPEO Star – Karen Sutter, The Sutter Group

NY Region

  • Outstanding Corporation – Pfizer Inc.
  • Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Cathy Kane, Rosenberg & Associates, Inc.
  • President’s Award – Judie McCloskey, Johnson & Johnson

DC Region

  • Outstanding Corporation – Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  • Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Aline Presley, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • President’s Award – Ronnette Anderson, Dominion Resources, Inc.

Done Deals Awards

NY Region

  • Corporate Opportunity Award – Bank of America
  • Corporate Champion Award – Time Warner, Inc.
  • WBE Connection Award – DayStar Promotions, Inc.
  • WBE Done Deals™ Champion Award – Big Apple Car
  • Access New York City Award – Eriksen Translations, Inc.
  • Access New York State Award – Mrs. Paper

DC Region

  • Corporate Opportunity Award – Accenture
  • Corporate Champion Award – Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  • WBE Connection Award – Soft Stuff Distributors, Inc.
  • WBE Done Deals™ Champion Award – Reston Limousine Services, Inc.

2012

WPEO Awards

NY Region

  • Outstanding Corporation – Pfizer Inc.
  • Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Ann Ortolano, Venture Insurance Brokerage
  • WPEO Star – Jacqueline Cleary, Atlas Data Systems, LLC
  • President’s Award – Karen Sclafani, Karen C. Sclafani LLC

DC Region

  • Outstanding Corporation – Marriott International, Inc.
  • Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Etmara Smith, CSC
  • WPEO Star – Bev Gray, Exhibit Edge Inc.
  • President’s Award – Ashley Bell, McCormick & Company, Inc.

Done Deals Awards

NY Region

  • Corporate Leadership Award – AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company
  • Corporate Leadership Award – Pfizer, Inc.
  • WBE Leadership Award – CorAnet Corp
  • WBE Partnership Award – cSubs
  • Access New York City Award – CorAnet Corp
  • Access New York State Award – Mrs. Paper
  • Access New Jersey Award – CQ Fluency

DC Region

  • Corporate Leadership Award – Marriott International
  • WBE Partnership Award – Judy Bradt, CEO Summit Insight, LLC
  • WBE Leadership Award – Lois Gamerman, President , Soft Stuff Distributors

2011

WPEO Awards

NY Region

  • Women’s Business Advocate – Joy P. Crichlow, Consolidated Edison of New York, Inc.
  • Outstanding Corporation – PSEG
  • WPEO Rising Star – Beverly Rossi, Graphic Matter, Inc.
  • WPEO Star – Julie Auslander, cSubs
  • WPEO President’s Award – Diana Domenech Mott

DC Region

  • Women’s Business Advocate – Bunni Wheeler-Young, Freddie Mac
  • Outstanding Corporation – ExxonMobil
  • WPEO Rising Star – Judy Bradt, Summit Insight LLC
  • WPEO Star – Mary Moslander, LiveHealthier
  • WPEO President’s Award – Catherine Thomas, Kinetix Technology Partners, LLC

Done Deals Awards

NY Region

  • Corporate Leadership Award – Time Warner Inc.
  • Corporate Leadership Award – Consolidated Edison Company of New York
  • WBE Leadership Award – Big Apple Car, Inc.
  • WBE Partnership Award – Daystar Promotions Inc.
  • Access New York City and New York State Award – Eriksen Translations, Inc.

DC Region

  • Corporate Leadership Award – Capital One
  • Corporate Leadership Award – Bank of America
  • WBE Leadership Award – MCPADNET
  • WBE Partnership Award – The Sutter Group

2010

WPEO Awards

Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Lynne Marie Finn, Superior Staff Resources, Inc.

NY Region

  • Outstanding Corporation – Pfizer, Inc.
  • Outstanding WBE – Rosalie Edson, Meadows Office Furniture Company
  • WPEO President’s Award – Avis Yates Rivers, Technology Concepts Group

DC Region

  • Outstanding Corporation – Capital Onee
  • Outstanding WBE– Candice Bennett, Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc.
  • WPEO President’s Award – Lisa Sanford

Done Deals Awards

NY Region

  • Corporate Leadership Award – Pfizer, Inc.
  • Corporate Leadership Award – Time Warner Inc.
  • WBE Leadership Award – cSubs
  • WBE Partnership Award – Graphic Matter Inc.
  • Access New York City and New York State Award – Camelot Communications Group, Inc.

DC Region

  • Corporate Leadership Award – Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Corporate Leadership Award – Marriott International, Inc.
  • WBE Leadership Award – Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc.
  • WBE Partnership Award – Patty’s Gifts and Baskets, LLC