In 2024, get ready to be completely captivated by the WBENC National Conference, the premier event for women-owned businesses in the nation. This year, we’re turning up the volume and bringing an electrifying atmosphere with our inspiring theme: AMPLIFY! This conference is not just an event; it’s a movement, a powerful surge that elevates, empowers, and energizes. Brace yourselves for an experience that promises to AMPLFIY your voice, your business, and your impact.
We are excited to unveil our WBE Co-Chairs, a group of remarkable women who are true pioneers and innovators in their fields. These dynamic leaders stand at the vanguard of championing diversity and propelling innovation forward. With their unparalleled expertise and a fiery passion for empowering women entrepreneurs, they are pivotal in guiding our conference to unprecedented heights. As we gather to celebrate and AMPLIFY the achievements of women-owned businesses like never before, our WBE Co-Chairs embody the spirit of trailblazing leadership and creative brilliance. Join us in this journey of inspiration and empowerment, led by women who are reshaping the business world.
ActOne Group’s mission is to become the business community’s global partner in providing forward-thinking talent and resource-management solutions. By leveraging the expertise of the various companies of the ActOne Group, their clients can access the powerful potential of today’s diverse global workforce.
Janice Bryant Howroyd, fondly known as JBH, is the first African American woman to found and build a multi-billion dollar company. ActOne Group, a $3.4 billion (USD) workforce solutions organization, operates in over 32 countries, engaging some of the world’s best technologies and systems to support organizations of all sizes and provide jobs and careers for millions of workers across the globe. She leads from a culture of humanity, discipline, and excellence instilled by her parents and uses her presence as a connector of humanity, saying, “Never compromise who you are
personally to become who you wish to be professionally!”
Janice shared, “Serving as Co-Chair at WBENC 2024 is an easy decision because it’s the ‘only’ decision! Supporting women to grow businesses and ourselves while enabling customers to receive the best innovative, quality solutions available – Done! “
ALOM is a supply chain management services provider, serving as a strategic partner to its Fortune 500 clients in the technology, automotive, life sciences, and highly regulated industry sectors. Headquartered in Fremont, CA, its teams operate globally from 19 locations.
Committed to environmental and social responsibility, ALOM manages the physical supply chain from procurement, inventory, production/kitting, digital media and print, to omni-channel fulfillment and returns. ALOM seamlessly integrates digital and financial supply chain streams deploying e-commerce and payment solutions, visibility tools, data management, and back-end reporting.
Prior to founding ALOM in 1997 in Fremont, California, Hannah Kain held various management and executive positions dating back to 1983, with a wide range of experience in the packaging industry since 1990.
Ms. Kain has extensive international management experience, membership, and involvement in numerous governmental and educational agencies and business groups. She is a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers, WBEC-Pacific, and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) where she also serves as 1st Vice Chair of the WBENC Forum. She is the board chair of How Women Lead – Silicon Valley and serves on the Advisory Council of Heritage Bank of Commerce. Kain is a member of the exclusive invitation-only Committee of 200 (C200) for executive women.
Hannah shared, “Supply chains are under scrutiny. Do you have reliable suppliers and are they close to where products are needed? Do they have contingency plans and bring needed innovation? Do their business practices support your ESG goals? Some of us have been asking these questions and solving these challenges for years. That is why ALOM has 80% of our U.S. suppliers within 100 miles of our facilities. It is one of the reasons why we have an aggressive ESG program and a history of uninterrupted delivery.
As a WBENC Conference co-chair I look forward to welcoming you to Denver to showcase your accomplishments, write new business, and learn from each other during this important week.”
Ampcus is a global Business, Technology consulting and a staff augmentation firm headquartered in Chantilly VA 25 miles west of Washington DC, with 16 customer support offices in the US, global delivery centers, innovation labs and a workforce of over 2200 employees. Ampcus and Ampcus owned subsidiaries continue to bring positive impact in the lives of over 80 of the fortune 100/1000 companies, agencies and nonprofits. They provide innovative, cost-effective quality and sustainable solutions and services with focus on Intelligent Automation, Cybersecurity & Risk Management, Infrastructure Modernization, Testing and Staffing services.
Ann Ramakumaran is the Founder and CEO of Ampcus Inc. Ann is a technology-savvy entrepreneur with more than 20 years of design, development and delivery of innovative and leading-edge Technology Solutions and Human Capital Management across the globe. Under her leadership, she has cultivated Ampcus and Ampcus group of companies into a fast-growing Consulting and Professional Services organization. For eleven consecutive years she has been recognized as a top Asian American owned business by USPAACC and for over twelve consecutive years has been honored as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned and Women Led Business in the CONUS by the Women Presidents Organization.
Ann stated, “Ampcus has been Co-Chairing this national event for many years now. We see a lot of benefit as we get an opportunity to network and build a continuous relationship with the corporate decision makers. At this event we have also met other Woman and Minority business leaders with who we have formed not only a mentor-protege relationship but we have also done business with them. The schedule of WBENC is packed and is full of information. I would strongly recommend my WBENC sisters to attend and avail the opportunity to do business with each other and with corporates.”
M. Davis is a 5th generation industrial construction company that is leading the way as a new breed of industrial provider for global corporations, regional leaders and government agencies.
With a focus on safety and quality workmanship, their complete construction, fabrication and maintenance capabilities produce customized, turnkey solutions for mechanical, electrical and control systems. Their comprehensive engineering and technology solutions ensure quality, enhance output and achieve efficiencies. M. Davis is headquartered in Delaware with additional manufacturing plants in the Mid-Atlantic region, that allow for global reach in fabrication and manufacturing.
After over 20 years of leadership positions with M. Davis & Sons, Inc., Peggy Del Fabbro assumed the role of CEO in 2008. She is the 5th generation of the Davis family to lead M. Davis, which is now in its 153rd year in business. Peggy works to distinguish the construction company in the marketplace through an unwavering commitment to safety and quality, and through a forward-thinking approach to sustainability and the future of construction.
In 2009 Peggy made the decision to pursue certification as a Woman Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) to set her company apart from other contractors. Peggy promotes diversity by participating in a wide variety of roles in support of WBENC, most recently as Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Forum for WBENC. She has been recognized on the regional and national level as a leader in the women owned business community.
“The power of the WBENC National Conference is undeniable. Year-after-year we continue to see value in the connections we make. By co-chairing it allows us the opportunity contribute to and benefit from the amazing WBENC network.”
The Pinnacle Global Network boasts a team of highly accomplished CEO mentors complemented by an exceptional support staff. Together, they share a common dedication to assisting established business owners in refining their strategic vision, optimizing cash flow, nurturing team-managed enterprises, fostering world-class leadership, and streamlining operations with precision. Their unwavering commitment, extensive experience, and unwavering support are exemplified by a proven track record, having successfully guided thousands of companies in scaling their businesses to new heights.
Allison Maslan, CEO of Pinnacle Global Network, is the Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of, Scale or Fail, which is endorsed by Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank. Allison’s built 10 successful companies starting out at age 19. Her client list has included Ben & Jerry’s, Supercuts, Merrill Lynch and Allstate.
For the past 13 years, in her company, Pinnacle Global Network, ranked by Inc.5000 as one of America’s Fastest Growing companies, Allison and her team of high-level business mentors pay it forward by helping CEOs and Founders scale their companies, fast-track their success and create a more meaningful life with their proprietary process, The SCALEit Method®. Allison has shared the stage with noted business leaders such as Richard Branson and Magic Johnson; and has been featured in Inc., Success, Fortune, Fast Company and Forbes Magazines, is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and a featured expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox across the US.
“We, at Pinnacle Global Network, are so delighted to Co-Chair the 2024 WBENC Conference in Denver. WBENC has been an intrinsic part of our own support system over the past several years so we are excited to do our part to help them create the most memorable conference ever. Amplify is the perfect theme because it signifies growth, visibility, relationships and scaling, exactly what we love to do most! If you are ready to start opening doors to bigger opportunities than you ever though possible, you will not want to miss WBENC Conference 2024!”
Pinnacle Group is the largest Latina-owned and led global workforce solutions provider. Founded by Nina Vaca in 1996, Pinnacle Group’s core services include talent acquisition and management, managed services (MSP), and employer/agent of record services.
With an unwavering commitment to client service and a specialty in analytics and emerging technologies, Pinnacle Group provides transformational outcomes to primarily Fortune 500 clients and other large buyers of contingent workforce solutions. Pinnacle Group was named one of the fastest-growing companies in the US 13 times and was named the fastest-growing women-owned/led company in the country by the Women Presidents’ Organization twice.
Nina Vaca personifies the American Dream as a trailblazing Latina entrepreneur, a world-changing philanthropist, and a dynamic global leader.
Nina founded Pinnacle Group in 1996 and has served as its Chairman and CEO for over two decades. During those two decades Pinnacle has grown rapidly. What started as a one-woman IT staffing firm has grown into a workforce solutions powerhouse providing multiple service lines to industry leaders in the telecommunications, financial services, transportation, and technology industries. In 2007, Pinnacle began providing services nationwide and in 2009 entered the Canada market. Today Pinnacle is expanding internationally to serve clients in Europe, Latin America, the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Pinnacle has been included in the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies 13 times and in 2015 and 2018 it was named the fastest-growing women-owned/led company by the Women Presidents’ Organization.
“The WBENC National Conference is an amazing opportunity for women-owned businesses to gain information and inspiration and to truly AMPLIFY their ability to connect with new opportunities! Attending the WBENC National Conference has been a pillar of Pinnacle Group’s annual calendar for many years and is one of the keys to our success in becoming the largest Latina-owned provider in our industry.”