2008 Applause Award Recipients

In 2008, WBENC bestowed its Applause Award to its 13 Regional Partner Organizations that implement WBENC's Gold Standard of certification to Women's Business Enterprises: 

Left to Right: Linda Denny, WBENC President and CEO; Michelle Richards, President, Women's Business Enterprise Council – Great Lakes; Diane McClelland, President, ASTRA Women's Business Alliance; Linda Paugh, Board Vice Chair and Acting Interim Director, WBEC – West, Debbie Hurst, President, Women's Business Council – Southwest, Geri Swift, President, WBDC – PA-DE-sNJ; Carol Dougal, Co-President, WBDC – Chicago; Camille Burns, Vice President, Operations, Women Presidents' Organization; Nancy Allen, President and CEO, Women's Business Development Center – Florida; Susan Repka, Interim Executive Director, WBEA; Blanca Robinson, Executive Director; Women's Business Enterprise Council – South; John D. Harris, II, Vice President, Contracts & Supply Chain, Raytheon Company; and Liz Cullen, Women's Presidents' Educational Organization.

Left to Right: Linda Denny, WBENC President and CEO; Michelle Richards, President, Women's Business Enterprise Council – Great Lakes; Diane McClelland, President, ASTRA Women's Business Alliance; Linda Paugh, Board Vice Chair and Acting Interim Director, WBEC – West, Debbie Hurst, President, Women's Business Council – Southwest, Geri Swift, President, WBDC – PA-DE-sNJ; Carol Dougal, Co-President, WBDC – Chicago; Camille Burns, Vice President, Operations, Women Presidents' Organization; Nancy Allen, President and CEO, Women's Business Development Center – Florida; Susan Repka, Interim Executive Director, WBEA; Blanca Robinson, Executive Director; Women's Business Enterprise Council – South; John D. Harris, II, Vice President, Contracts & Supply Chain, Raytheon Company; and Liz Cullen, Women's Presidents' Educational Organization.

Michelle Richards, President
Women's Business Enterprise Council – Great Lakes
Roz Lewis, Executive Director
Georgia Women's Business Council and Host Council for the 2008 Women in Business National Conference and Business Fair
Diane McClelland, President
Astra Women's Business Alliance
Linda Paugh, Board Vice Chair and Acting Interim Director
Women's Business Enterprise Council – West
Debbie Hurst, President
Women's Business Council – Southwest
Geri Swift, President
Women's Business Enterprise Council – PA-DE-sNJ
Carol Dougal, Co-President
Women's Business Development Center – Chicago
Marsha Firestone, President
Women Presidents' Educational Organization – NY
Nancy Allen, President and CEO
Women's Business Development Center – FL
Susan Repka, Executive Director
Women's Business Enterprise Alliance
Blanca Robinson, Executive Director
Women's Business Enterprise Council-South
Donna Mullen Good, CEO
Center for Women & Enterprise
Liz Cullen, Executive Director
Women Presidents' Educational Organization – DC