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WEST Ensures Visibility for Board Members: CEO Kip Hollisteris the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award winner in NewEngland
Wed, 27 Jun 2012, 13:24:19 EDT
BOSTON, Mass., June 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) --WEST,Advancing Women in the Business of Science and Technology, continues itsmission to bring visibility to woman leaders by nominating Kip Hollister asEntrepreneur of the Year in Service and Kip was awarded the honor. WESTdemonstrated its key success factor of Visibility by nominating two advisoryboard members: Kip Hollister, CEO Hollister, a leading staffing firm, andBarbara Lynch, James Beard Award Winning Chef and serial restaurateur; tothe Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year.Both Kip and Barbara were chosen as finalist for the Ernst & YoungEntrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2012 Award. During a special gala honoring all ofthe finalists, Kip was selected by an independent panel of judges and theaward was presented at a special gala on Thursday, June 21, 2012.The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellenceand extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businessesand communities."It was a very exciting night for WEST having two advisory board members as finalists for the Ernst & Young New EnglandEntrepreneur of the Year -and having Kip win the New England award in service," said Ilene Fischer, said Ilene FischerExecutive Director of WEST. "It was a demonstration of WEST's commitment to ensuring visibility for its entrepreneurialwomen.""I am humbled by this award and am always seeking to improve as a leader and entrepreneur," said Kip Hollister. "It is my staffI have to thank who are always up for the challenges I put in front of them when it comes to leadership development, andexcellence in service delivery." Kip is committed to creating a workplace based on values, and building a corporate culture tolast. She is also dedicated to the community and workforce development initiatives, which led to developing a training divisionwithin Hollister to deliver Leadership and Communication programs.WEST, Advancing Women in the Business of Science & Technology's focus on key success factors in STEM to be successfulin their career, as researched through studies by Catalyst, Harvard Business School and the Anita Borg Institute: They arePerformance, Visibility, Leadership experience and Sponsorship.Both finalists were honored at the evening gala with a video created to highlight their work. WEST plans to nominate BarbaraLynch again to continue to support her extraordinary work in nutrition, and in hospitality.Barbara said, "I was so honored to be with so many entrepreneurs, and I am a thrilled WEST will nominate me next year, nowI am in it to win it."
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