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 – New York Life Insurance Company Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Jay Sheldon Wesley, Head of Global Supplier & Diversity, Pitney Bowes President’s Award – Kate Kleyman, Supplier Diversity Manager, Guggenheim Partners DC Region Outstanding Corporation – Capital One Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate – Ann Ramakumaran, Ampcus President’s Award – Darlene Fuller, Senior Director Supplier Diversity, Sodexo

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