Ranjini Poddar Honored at the International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Conference and Named as 2017 IWEC Award Winner

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Ranjini Poddar, Co-Founder and CEO of Artech Information Systems LLC (“Artech”) receives the 2017 IWEC Award during the organization’s 10th annual conference, held on November 12-14, 2017 in Redmond, Washington.

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L to R: HRH Princess Noor Asem of Jordan; Ranjini Poddar, Co-Founder & CEO of Artech Information Systems; Ruth A. Davis, Chairwoman, IWEC; Nancy Pawlik, Market Development Executive, IBM

IWEC understands that providing access, resources, and support to help enable the success of female entrepreneurs is key to ensuring women’s active, sustainable participation in the global economy, and contribute to close the gender gap

Artech is proud to announce that Ranjini Poddar, Co-Founder and CEO of Artech Information Systems LLC (“Artech”) has received the 2017 IWEC Award during the organization’s 10th annual conference, which was held in Redmond, Washington. The conference, titled ‘Connecting Women Businesses Globally: Accelerating Growth Through Innovation & Technology’ was sponsored by Microsoft, who hosted the event at their global headquarters in Washington State, November 12-14, 2017. This year’s conference had a strong focus on technology, cyber security and innovation, issues that are pivotal to IWEC’s sophisticated global network of women-owned businesses, whose combined revenue exceeds US $25 billion per year.

Ranjini Poddar stated, “I was honored to be named as a 2017 IWEC Award winner and recognized at their 10th annual conference in Washington. I was able to meet with other women entrepreneurs from across the world, and learn from their experience, challenges and success. This year’s conference was doubly important given the very timely topics surrounding technology as it applies to Artech’s growth and sustainability.”

“IWEC understands that providing access, resources, and support to help enable the success of female entrepreneurs is key to ensuring women’s active, sustainable participation in the global economy, and contribute to close the gender gap. We provide a global forum to exchange knowledge, experience, and connectivity among women business owners, setting the stage for education, disruptive business opportunities, roads to joint ventures, and promoting social dialog among women entrepreneurs and business leaders,” said Ruth A. Davis, Chairwoman, IWEC.

ABOUT ARTECH INFORMATION SYSTEMS LLC
Artech is a certified minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) that provides workforce solutions, IT consulting, and SOW-project services. Headquartered in Morristown, NJ, Artech employs over 7,500 professionals and maintains over 25 locations across the U.S., India, and China. Artech was founded in 1992 and today is a Tier-1/Preferred Supplier to more than 70 Fortune 500 companies and numerous federal and state government agencies. Artech is the #1 Largest Women-Owned IT Staffing Firm in the United States and the #11 Largest IT Staffing Firm overall. Artech is a WBENC member, NMSDC Corporate Plus® Member and recipient of the 2009 NMSDC National Supplier of the Year award — the highest honor a minority supplier can receive. Recently the company also won the 2015 Supplier of the Year Award from the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council. Artech is also ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001 and SEI-CMM Level 2 certified. For more information, visit: http://www.artechinfo.com.

ABOUT IWEC
IWEC is a New York-based international economic empowerment organization exclusively for women business owners, formed in 2007 with the assistance of the U.S. Department of State. In addition to the State Department, its founders include the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC), FICCI/FLO Chamber in New Delhi. IWEC’s mission is to develop a global business network for successful women entrepreneurs, helping them gain and expand access to international markets by presenting a platform to exchange knowledge, experience and connections, and to promote dialogue among women entrepreneurs and business leaders throughout the world. For more information, visit: https://iwecawards.com/

Artech Media Contact
Sundari Pai Luts, Manager – Strategic Communications, PR & Supplier Diversity
pr(at)artechinfo(dot)com

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