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NAFE Announces 2014 “Women of Excellence” Awards, Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, Wins for Outstanding Business Achievement and Service

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) announced the 2014 Women of Excellence Award recipients, and Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), was bestowed recognition as a “Woman of Achievement” for her proven success in business and in serving others in her workplace and around the globe.

The announcement was made by Dr. Betty Spence, president of NAFE, who describes the winners as “women who have overcome obstacles in achieving heights in their own careers. But not satisfied with that, they then have turned adversity to advantage, working with vision and generosity to ensure that the women who follow are successful.”

“We at WBENC are so proud to collaborate with the most passionate corporate executives and the most talented women’s business enterprises across the country in fueling women’s business growth. We thank NAFE for its leadership in preparing and supporting women’s excellence in both the corporate and entrepreneurial realms,” said Prince-Eason. WBENC is a leading third party certifier of Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) providing executive education, robust business development and MatchMaking opportunities for its WBEs and Corporate and Government Members.

Here is a list of the 2014 NAFE Women of Excellence winners. A full list with biographies can be found here: http://workingmother.com/WOMEX.

Woman of Achievement: Pamela Prince-Eason, President & CEO, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Activist: Susan Alexander, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Biogen Idec
Community Service — Corporate: Doris Gonzalez, Director, Americas, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM
Community Service — Education, Jo Kirchner, President & CEO, Primrose Schools
Corporate Women’s Champion: Kerrie MacPherson, Partner, Ernst & Young
Digital Trailblazer: Susan Penfield, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Entrepreneur–Americas: Patricia Maldonado, Owner/Manager, NANAY SRL, Bolivia
Entrepreneur—Europe and Asia: Barbara Schonhofer, Senior Vice President & CEO, Executive Search, Jacobson Group, UK
Global Women’s Champion: Sharon D’Agostino, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Johnson & Johnson
Healthcare Champion for Women: Dr. Robina Smith, Breast Cancer Surgeon, St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
Mentorship: Tammy Weinbaum, Senior Vice President, General Manager, American Express, Americas North
Rising Star: Tanneasha Gordon, Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP
NAFE Ace: Vivian Haire, Rancho Cucamonga, CA NAFE

WBENC: www.wbenc.org

SOURCE National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)

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