Transforming Women Entrepreneurs Awards IP UtiliNETís Vernicka Mack with Woman of the Year Award
Atlanta, GA, March 19, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Vernicka Mack,Director, Sales and Principal, IP UtiliNET Academy for Industry, was awarded the Woman of the Year Award by the Transforming Women Entrepreneurs (TWE) for her efforts in transforming the lives of young people. Mrs. Mack provides guidance and training to members of the Club Entrepreneur-College Park Youngpreneurs (YES) program, which teaches business skills to at-risk youth, as well as managing business courses.
TWE is an educational organization designed to encourage and empower women to excel in business while aspiring to do what they are called to do. The organization is led by motivational speaker Nancy J. Lewis, owner of Progressive Techniques and author of “Things To Do To Be A Better You,” as well as co-author of two additional books. TWE Woman of the Year award criteria includes determining whether the candidate has been a role model in her community or career, and whether she demonstrates leadership capabilities through the transformation of the lives of women and young girls.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized among my esteemed colleagues as TWE’s choice for Woman of the Year,” said Mrs. Mack. “I believe in the importance of inspiring our young people to build a strong foundation in which to create a better future. Club Entrepreneur College Park is a public-private partnership resulting in the launch of 33 new companies in less than a year, while inspiring hundreds of young people to learn new skills while developing their abilities.”
Mrs. Mack received her Master’s Degree in Leadership and B.A. in Business Management from Shorter University. She is a doctoral candidate for a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University. Her 16-year professional management career at Hewlett Packard was highlighted with an MVP award for outstanding service in 2000. She started her own business, Lloyd/Mack Consulting, in 2007 for the purpose of educating small companies on new technical opportunities. She joined IP UtiliNET in 2013.
“This is a faith walk,” Mrs. Mack said. “It’s about moving people beyond who they are to where they want to be.”
Club E, where Mrs. Mack oversees management of the Academy of Industry, also serves as a technology showcase for IP UtiliNET. The Atlanta-based emerging technology company incorporates DC-microgrids, LED lighting and renewable forms of energy, Passive Optical Network (PON) technology, and onsite state-of-the-art facial recognition and other security tools combined on a centralized platform to create a next-generation solutions facility.
Mrs. Mack believes: “Nothing is really too hard that a solution can’t be created. Hard is only a state of mind; therefore practice positive thinking so words of wisdom may flow from you, to change and motivate yourself and others.”
About Academy for Industry
Academy for Industry is a 501(c)3 next-generation educational institute created to help people discover what they are passionate about by enabling exploration of new careers in emerging energy and technology. The Academy will offer hands-on and classroom-style training in skill areas designed to put our citizens back to work in the emerging energy field, microgrid technology, passive optical network (PON) technology, security services, and other subjects including Spanish Language for Business (Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels). Certification will be offered for specialty services within broad categories such as security, operations, maintainability and loyalty. Academy for Industry is a non-profit educational services organization and wholly owned subsidiary of IP UtiliNET.
About IP UtiliNET
IP UtiliNET is an Atlanta based, veteran-owned professional services firm specializing in centrally managed communications, energy networks and security solutions. Offering site service solutions in 145 countries and 392 cities worldwide, IP UtiliNET partners with its clients to streamline operations, lower costs and enhance profitability for long-term environmental, social and financial benefit. Service offerings include single mode fiber LANvisn™ Passive Optical Networks (PON), facial biometric security, sustainable and renewable energy (SustaNET©) including LED lighting systems, and technology lifecycle services.
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