Honored before 1,500 at “Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises”
PHILADELPHIA – Vivian Isaak, President and Founder of Magnum Group, Inc., received the nation’s premier award for excellence among women’s business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises. The gala, which took place March 19, 2015, is the concluding event to WBENC’s annual Summit & Salute convening more than 1,500 corporate and government executives, WBEs and members of WBENC’s Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Magnum Group, headquartered in Philadelphia, is an award winning full-service multilingual communications company with a global network of linguists and subjectmatter experts in 30 countries. We take your voice across cultures and make sure that your message is universally understood, in print, video and on the web. “Vivian Isaak is an outstanding leader who demonstrates how women’s businesses can drive innovation and fuel economic growth,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, the nation’s leader in women’s business development. “I am honored to receive this recognition by WBENC and look forward to serving as an advocate to other women in business,” said Isaak. Isaak was recognized for her business accomplishments, her inspiration to other women, and her active role at the helm of Magnum Group. She was selected for this national honor by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council of PA-DE-sNJ (WBEC PA- DE-sNJ), one of WBENC’s 14 RPOs that process its world-class certification of WBEs, in addition to providing skills-building educational programs and business development opportunities in their regions. “Vivian established Magnum Group in 1992 as a single mom creating a space for herself in a new homeland. In today’s increasingly diverse business landscape, Magnum’s expertise in removing cultural barriers and its status as a trusted partner with global presence is an essential component of any strategy for success,” said Geri Swift, President WBEC PA-DE-sNJ. Under the banner of the organization’s theme “Join Forces. Succeed Together.,” WBENC’s Summit & Salute is designed to drive business development and collaborative success among WBENC’s Corporate and Government Members and WBEs. Sponsored by Accenture and EY, the two-day event provides vital access to the thought leaders, business intelligence and senior-level networking opportunities creating the foundation for sustainable growth.
About WBENC Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with nearly 13,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC-Certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of 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 s