National Association of Professional Women Announces Jean M. Ford, Director of Business Consulting, Sapient Global Markets, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Jean M. Ford is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

After 20 years as a consultant and solutions provider, I have become a master at understanding how a business is run and how to make it run even better.

NAPW honors Jean M. Ford, Director of Business Consulting at Sapient Global Markets, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Ford is recognized with this the prestigious distinction for leadership in business. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

“After 20 years as a consultant and solutions provider, I have become a master at understanding how a business is run and how to make it run even better,” says Jean Ford, a self-made woman who succeeded in making her mark on the world of business consulting in the energy industry.

Ms. Ford’s professional career began when she took a job as an accounting assistant for a large independent oil and gas company and grew to love the industry. Fueled by a desire for career success, Ms. Ford beat the odds and became known throughout the industry as the ultimate problem solver. For the past five years, she has been self-employed as an expert program/project/change senior professional in regulated, de-regulated and retail energy markets in the entire supply chain of the natural gas sector. Her roles are varied and complex, each one requiring unique and cutting edge solutions. The turning point of her career happened in 1995 when Ms. Ford and her team were nominated by Steve Jobs for the ComputerWorld/Smithsonian Institution Award for Innovator of the Year for the Energy Sector. The project resides in the Natural History books of the Smithsonian. Ms. Ford also has the distinct honor of being recommended by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) to assist the Australian Government in the deregulation of their natural gas industry.

For her demonstrated leadership in strategic technology and business intelligence consulting in which her perseverance and success exemplifies exceptional determination and intellectual creativity, Jean Ford is a role model and inspiration for all women seeking success in their chosen field. She is eager to meet the exciting challenges that lie ahead as she continues her pursuit of leading edge projects within the energy industry.

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