March 23, 2017 - Women entrepreneurs are one of America’s most powerful forces of economic growth. Contributing to America’s business success, women run over 11.4 million businesses with thousands more starting every week. Championing these businesses is the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest organization for women-owned businesses in America. With a twenty-year track record of development and success, WBENC is considered America’s most effective and respected advocate for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, WBENC is launching the highly-anticipated Women of Distinction Program. The Women of Distinction Program has been created to recognize an elite group of women leading WBEs, during WBENC’s annual Summit & Salute. These women have demonstrated a deep commitment to WBENC and to breaking down barriers for WBEs across America. A long-time supporter of WBENC and a vocal advocate for women in business, Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca has been named to the inaugural class of 25 outstanding women. In her role as a WBENC Woman of Distinction, Vaca will serve as a strategic advisor to WBENC, supporting the growth and success of all WBEs.
“As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we are so proud of the inaugural group of Women of Distinction, including Nina Vaca, for her leadership and commitment to our organization and the women’s business community,” says WBENC President and CEO Pamela Prince-Eason. “The Women of Distinction program allows leaders like Vaca to give back to a community they feel passionate about, while playing a key mentorship role.”
“I am honored to be named alongside this powerful group of WBE champions,” says Vaca. “Pinnacle Group is a living example of what happens when women are empowered to achieve without limits. Holding key leadership roles and making up over 60% of our corporate workforce, we are women-led and women-fueled. For over a decade, we’ve been ranked among the fastest-growing companies in America, and we have valued our partnership with WBENC at every step along the way. We are delighted to invest in the future of WBENC and do our part to support other women-led companies on their path to greatness.”