Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2011
Cecelia McCloy, President and CEO of Integrated Science Solutions, Inc., has been named Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology from Contra Costa County. The award is given by Bay Area nonprofit Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment and recognizes women business owners in the Bay Area who:
- Have been successful despite the barriers that exist for women business owners
- Exemplify how business ownership and leadership is beneficial for women
- Have a positive impact on the local community or the community at large
- Advance their business through innovation.
“I am honored to be recognized by the Women’s Initiative”, said Cecelia McCloy, CEO of ISSi. “There are many deserving entrepreneurs and I am thrilled to be included in this fine class of nominees.”
In recognizing these businesses, Women’s Initiative celebrates the power of small businesses in transforming communities through job creation and economic revitalization. In fact, recent research from Women’s Initiative shows that their graduates created more than 2200 jobs in 2009 alone. The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes these women entrepreneurs and their businesses for their leadership and positive contributions to their communities.
Cecelia McCloy will be recognized at the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Ceremony on Monday November 14, 2011 at Round Hill Country Club, Alamo, CA.
A total of 600 women were nominated for the award throughout the Bay Area and 42 women were honored with the award. For more information about the awards and a complete list of winners, go to http://www.womensinitiative.org.
For more than 22 years, Women’s Initiative for Self Employment has been providing low income, high potential women with the business training, funding and ongoing support to start their own business and becoming financially independent. The women who go through our training significantly increase their income and assets while launching businesses, creating jobs and stimulating the local economy.
Integrated Science Solutions, Inc. (http://www.issi-net.com) is a successful, certified, woman-owned small business, providing cost-effective professional and engineering services to a variety of federal, state, and commercial clients. ISSi offices are located in Walnut Creek, CA; Sunnyvale, CA; Pensacola, FL.; and Lancaster, CA.