2016 Applause Award Recipient

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.

In 2016, WBENC bestowed the Applause Award to Jessica Narvaez in recognition of her exceptional accomplishments in expanding opportunities for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs).

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, which is well above the industry expectation of 10 to 15 percent.

Narvaez attributes this success to their three-pronged approach of supplier mentorship, community engagement, and client advocacy.WBENC presented the awards during its 2016 National Conference & Business Fair in Orlando. Read the full story in the WBENC Blog.


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