2005 Applause Award Recipients
William J. Alcorn, Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Procurement Officer, JC Penney recognized for his personal contributions and commitment to the advancement of women business enterprises within corporate America.
Sharon Avent, President and Chief Executive Officer, Smead Manufacturing, recognized for her accomplishments as a trailblazing woman business owner of one of the leading providers of office products worldwide.
Ginger Conrad, Founder and Publisher, Minority Business Entrepreneur, MBE Magazine, recognized for her commitment and contributions to the women's business community by bringing their stories to the spotlight.
William Kirk, Partner, Preston, Gates, Ellis and Rouvelas Meeds LLP, recognized for his contribution of expertise and counsel that have aided in the growth and viability of WBENC. worldwide.