Rebecca Boenigk of Neutral Posture named a "2011 Women’s Business Enterprise Star"
Bryan, TX, January 18, 2011 – Rebecca Boenigk, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Neutral Posture, Inc., will receive the nation’s premier award for excellence among women’s business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The award ceremony will take place at WBENC’s Annual Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, before 1,000 corporate executives, WBEs and government and nonprofit VIPs at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
"Rebecca Boenigk is a role model of innovation and drive for women’s businesses everywhere," said Linda Denny, WBENC President and CEO, the leading advocate for and authority on WBEs as suppliers to the nation’s top corporations.
"I am proud to receive this recognition by WBENC," said Boenigk. "As a longtime WBENC-certified women’s business enterprise, I know that WBENC’s standards are unparalleled and to be named a Star in its galaxy is truly an honor."
Neutral Posture is the leading manufacturer of ergonomic seating products and accessories for office, lab, manufacturing, and industrial spaces. Founded in 1989, Neutral Posture has been a pioneer in designing state-of-the-art furnishings that improves employee health and well-being. From the original Neutral Posture® chair reducing physical stress to the new N·tune® Stand/Sit Seating System encouraging greater movement and weight loss, Neutral Posture transforms the modern workplace to benefit its clients and their employees.
Boenigk will be recognized for her leadership in the business community, her inspiration to other women business owners, and her active role at the helm of Neutral Posture. The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) selected Boenigk for this national honor. It is one of WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations.
"Rebecca has played an active role in WBEA and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council since the organizations inception. Rebecca is always willing to mentor new WBEs and to speak with corporate and government officials concerning the needs of women owned businesses. She has been instrumental in helping to create policies to provide the resources and opportunities needed for women to grow their businesses," said Susan Repka of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance.
WBENC’s Summit & Salute is part of a comprehensive two-day strategic educational program showcasing thought leaders and key business trends, and providing WBEs with vital access to WBENC Corporate Members. This year’s sessions will include ways in which WBEs can expand their businesses in alliance with prime suppliers and other WBEs.
"The Summit & Salute illustrates why WBENC is The Opportunity Connection for women’s business enterprises," Denny added. In delivering sophisticated resources and senior-level networking opportunities, WBENC enables the long-term success of women’s businesses and the corporations they serve.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the leading advocate for, and authority on, Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) as suppliers and vendors to the nation’s corporations. Founded in 1997, WBENC is also the nation’s leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with over 10,000 WBENC-certified WBEs and WBENC certification accepted by more than 1,000 corporations, representing America’s most prestigious brands. Throughout the year, WBENC and its RPOs provide opportunities for interactions between more than 250 member corporations and certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.
About Neutral Posture, Inc.
Neutral Posture was founded in 1989 by Jaye Elizabeth Congleton and Rebecca Congleton Boenigk to manufacture ergonomic office seating using the pressure-reducing seat design developed by Dr. Jerome Congleton. From ergonomic seating products and accessories to state-of-the-art workstations, Neutral Posture is the new corporate seating standard for ergonomic-conscious employers and organizations throughout North America. Neutral Posture is now a top diversity supplier for the U. S. Government and Fortune 500 companies worldwide as a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. For more information, please go to www.neutralposture.com.