Newton, MA, March 25, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Kari Heistad, CEO of Culture Coach International (CCI), a leading company in the areas of diversity and cross-cultural education, has been awarded a “Rising Star” by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) for 2010.
Kari was chosen by the Center for Women in Enterprise (CWE) as the “Rising Star” from New England, one of fourteen regions across the country. Susan Rittscher, President and CEO of CWE explained, "The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is proud to announce that our selection for the 2010 Women's Business Enterprise Star is Kari Heistad, CEO of Culture Coach International. Just as CWE helps woman owned New England companies to gain the skills to succeed, Culture Coach International is helping companies to gain the cultural competency skills that are vital when functioning in a diverse marketplace. These skills help companies to work effectively in a global environment and to leverage the power of diverse teams to improve the bottom line. CWE is proud to have Kari Heistad as an ambassador of CWE and to have watched Culture Coach International grow throughout the years. We look forward to our continued collaboration and to watching our 2010's Women's Business Enterprise Star rise to the occasion."
WBENC is the leading advocate for and authority on women's business enterprises as vendors and suppliers to the nation's leading corporations. “Our 2010 Women’s Business Enterprise Stars represent the best that our country offers in terms of innovation and long term success,” said Linda Denny, WBENC President and CEO, the leading advocate for and authority on WBEs. “They continually discover ways to meet their corporate clients’ complex needs in today’s environment.”
The award will be given on Thursday, March 25, 2010, when 1,000 corporate executives, women business owners and government and nonprofit VIPs will acknowledge the tenacity, drive and inventiveness demonstrated by women’s business enterprise at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
Culture Coach International provides companies with key insights into cultural and diversity issues that can impact their ability to work effectively in a diverse environment. CCI also provides customized training programs, consulting, and business tools that help companies and business people thrive in the global business environment.