I ran across this press release today, and I wanted to share it with you. Here are the highlights:
The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners presented High Point Auto Insurance's Chief Financial Officer, Linda Schwabenbauer, with their Women Leader Award at NJAWBO's Salute to Women Leaders Award Dinner celebrating Women's History Month. This award honors women who have demonstrated leadership by supporting women through their corporate diversity efforts to help women succeed.
"High Point is proud to have such a strong leader as Linda Schwabenbauer as our Chief Financial Officer who embodies the spirit and culture of our company," said Jim Tignanelli, President, High Point Auto Insurance. "She is a role model who takes the time to facilitate opportunities for growth for the women in her department and throughout the company."
Read the rest of the press release here.
Women aren't as much of a scarcity in APD as they were 20 years ago, but this is still an industry primarily made up of men. So it's nice to see strong women role models honored for their contribution to the industry, and their mentorship of other women.
In that same vein, please be sure to visit the Women's Industry Network site, and see what WIN is doing to recruit and mentor women. Also, see who was honored as Akzo Nobel's Most Influential Women for 2008.