Enterprising 2011 Woman of the Year Announced

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Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes Top Women Entrepreneurs

Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the 2011 winner of the Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Sue Burnett, president of Burnett Staffing Specialists based in Houston, TX, was named this year’s winner. Ms. Burnett was honored at a gala dinner held during the 9th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration, March 10-11, 2011 at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, FL. Her award was presented by Helen Hann, president of NAWBO.

Criteria for the award included demonstrating leadership of a fast-growth business, mentoring or actively supporting other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and standing out as a community leader. Smiley called the 2011 Enterprising Women of the Year Class “an amazing group of women.”

Sue Burnett led her company to over $64 million in 2010 annual sales revenues and is ranked by diversitybusiness.com as Texas 7th largest woman-owned business. With the recent establishment of an ESOP for her employees, Burnett’s company is now Texas’ largest employee-owned business according to the National Center for Employee Ownership. Ms. Burnett will continue as president of the company she founded in 1974.

About Enterprising Women Magazine
Enterprising Women, headquartered in Cary, NC, is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum, and an international stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. http://www.enterprisingwomen.com

About Burnett Staffing Specialists
Burnett Staffing Specialists has been helping careers and companies grow since 1974. Burnett is a Texas certified HUB and a nationally certified woman-owned business specializing in temporary staffing and direct hire placement. Skill specializations include: Accounting, Administrative/Clerical, Convention Support, Engineering, HR, IT, Legal, Light Industrial, Sales/Marketing and TeleSkills/Call Centers. Burnett provides strong Texas market coverage from offices in Houston, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, and in Dallas, where they operate as Choice Staffing Services. Burnett also provides payrolling, VMS, vendor-on-premise and MSP services. Additional information on this company may be found at: http://www.burnettstaffing.com.

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