Each year at WBENC’s National Conference & Business Fair, we recognize individuals who go above and beyond for the development of women business owners.
This year Jessica Narvaez, Chief Diversity Officer at Pinnacle Group was surprised with an Applause Award for her passion and commitment to advancing the mission of WBENC and women owned businesses.
Under her leadership as Chief Diversity Officer, the Pinnacle Group tripled its spending with diverse suppliers. In addition, one third of the suppliers they use are diverse certified—well above the industry expectation of 10 to 15 percent.
Narvaez attributes this success to their three-pronged approach:
- supplier mentorship
- community engagement
- client advocacy
She is a driving force for diversity in her role – and truly lives what she believes in every day.
All I can say is that I love what I do. We have grown, yes. We have learned to be good at what we do, as our CEO says. Crazy good. I just want to thank the WBENC family for always being so supportive of us WBEs, for creating such a wonderful conference, and for always advocating [not only] for us--but also that we work together: WBE to WBE!