The Greater Women’s Business Council’s 2015 Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence (LACE) Awards Names the Clorox Company Corporation of the Year

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SPARK Publications, PeopleSourcer and PS Energy Group Among Certified Women Business Enterprises to Win Big

The Greater Women’s Business Council, Inc. (GWBC), the leading provider of certification and development resources for certified women business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, hosted its annual LACE Awards in November at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The annual black tie affair was hosted to honor women-owned businesses and corporations for their high-spirited commitment and outstanding contributions to supplier excellence.

Hundreds of business leaders gathered to honor and celebrate the nominees and winners in a variety of categories. While The Clorox Company won Corporation of the Year, SONOCO snagged the coveted VOICE Award and Deborah Mackins of Georgia Power was named Corporate Advocate of the Year. Also with Georgia Power, Angela Ferguson won Buyer of the Year. SPARK Publications received the Category I Trailblazer Award, PeopleSourcer took Category II Trailblazer Award and Category IV Trailblazer Award went to PS Energy. XIOSS’ Susie Galyardt was named Volunteer of the Year for Georgia and Innolect’s Kamie Wickham was named Volunteer of the Year for the Carolinas.    

The gala began with the popular LACE Pre-Show Red Carpet Reception and the ‘Not-So-Silent’ Silent Auction. The excitement continued with a special Motown Revue performed by the Infinity Show Band and recognition of GWBC Legacy Partners who have been certified women business owners for 10 years and 15 years. This year’s festivities helped close-out GWBC’s 15th anniversary celebration. Founding partners AT&T, Delta Air Lines, Georgia Power and UPS among others received special tributes for their time-honored support of GWBC and women business owners.

To learn more about GWBC, visit Media should contact Nichole Taylor at taylor(at)taylorcommunicationsgroup(dot)com for photos/video and information.    

The Greater Women’s Business Council, Inc. (GWBC®) is a not-for-profit women’s organization that provides nationally-recognized certification through its Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) network, innovative programming and value-driven events customized to the unique needs of women business owners (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. GWBC®’s constituency is comprised of more than 900 certified WBEs, dozens of corporate member partners, government entities and business alliances united to inspire, engage and empower women-owned businesses. A Regional Partner Organization of WBENC, GWBC® is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with a satellite office that services the Carolinas. Learn more and join us at, and

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