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Great Lakes Women’s Business Council Recognizes WBEs and Corporates for their Leadership and Dedication at WEsucceed


Carmel, Indiana (June 22, 2022) – The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council‘s hosted WEsucceed and the Awards of Distinction, which exhibits our history of commitment and dedication to leadership and excellence. These awards are for outstanding members who go above and beyond to support the Great Lakes WBC. Their leadership and support inspire all members, partners, and friends.

“Great Lakes WBC is proud to be able to honor corporate individuals that stand out in their support and dedication of women business owners as well as women business entrepreneurs WBE that are exceptional members of our network.” Michelle Richards, Founding Executive Director

Indiana WBE Role Model/Mentor of the Year 2022
Thresette Briggs, Performance 3, LLC

  • Demonstrates extraordinary leadership
  • Serves as a role model
  • Encourages women business owners
  • Shares knowledge and experience with other women business owners

Indiana WBE Volunteer of the Year 2022
Janie Goldberg, OmniSource Marketing

  • Involved in Great Lakes WBC Programs/Projects/Committees
  • Volunteers on committees
  • Encourages others to participate in Great Lakes WBC
  • Is current on industry trends and incorporates best practices in business operations

Indiana WBE of the Year 2022
Hannah Kain, ALOM

  • Offers exemplary customer service
  • Proactive in addressing/servicing customer needs
  • Conducts business with other women entrepreneurs
  • Possesses good business skills
  • Is current on industry trends and incorporates best practices in business operations

Corporate Advocate of the Year 2022 Indiana
Mark Sebree, Franklin Energy

  • Advocates on behalf of individual women business owners or as a group
  • Identifies procurement opportunities for women business owners
  • They represent women in the procurement process

Corporate Champion of the Year 2022 Indiana
Shirley Tang-Audritsh, Eli Lilly and Company

  • Encourages corporate involvement in Great Lakes WBC and support of women business owners
  • Demonstrates extraordinary leadership in championing women business owners
  • Champions the cause of women’s business ownership

Significant Contribution 2022 Indiana
Roger Hassenzahl, Ball State University

  • Has contributed time, talent, or resources beyond that of others
  • Has responded to a need the organization has not been able to address
  • Has gone above and beyond expectations

WE Succeed the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council’s transformational education and development program equipping certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBEs) with the tools and knowledge to maximize growth opportunities and grow sustainable businesses.

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council is committed to empowering women business owners economically through access to capital assistance programs, business development training, vendor certification, and business-to-business networking. We provide effective business tools and remove barriers that hinder the development of successful, sustainable businesses. Our work strengthens the community by building collaborative partnerships and leveraging resources that increase equitable business growth opportunities.

For all media and event inquiries, please contact
Shelly Hyland

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