Houston, TX, May 10, 2017 – Sharon Birkman, President and CEO of Birkman, received The Mary Lehman MacLachlan Economic Empowerment Award at the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) 20th Annual Conference last week in Orlando, FL. This award honors women who exemplify qualities of economic independence, run financially-sound businesses, provide positive financial benefits for staff, and support other business women in the community.
This award is the most prestigious honor granted by WPO and was created as a tribute to Mary Lehman MacLachlan, a former leader in the business community. She believed in the importance of economic empowerment and was an inspiring advocate for women in positions of leadership. As one of the first WPO advisory board members, she also helped facilitate the growth of WPO into a global organization.
Sharon explains, “I am honored to receive an award that celebrates such an inspirational role model for women entrepreneurs, and I am truly grateful to have been recognized amidst so many incredible leaders. At Birkman, we aim to help others be the best version of themselves both personally and professionally, and that desire is reflected in everything that we do. Looking to the future, we will continue to find innovative ways to help people, including women in business, further their careers through better self-awareness.
WPO, which is comprised of successful women entrepreneurs, is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Since the organization’s inception, it has helped empower women to be better business leaders through a community of support, inspiration, and motivation, allowing them to embrace the inherent challenges women face in the modern business landscape.
Sharon has been an avid member of WPO since 2011, and her active involvement in the organization has helped shape her into the successful leader she is today. Since becoming President and CEO of Birkman International in 2002, Sharon has facilitated exponential growth and modernization of the company while maintaining strict standards for assessment quality, and supporting of a worldwide network of Birkman users. This award comes just one year after Sharon was named as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2016 Gulf Coast Area award winner for Family Business.
About Birkman International
Birkman is a behavioral and occupational assessment company dedicated to helping people and organizations improve communication and performance. The Birkman Method provides insights into a person’s Interests, Usual Behaviors, Needs, and Stress Behaviors in memorable report formats that are both empowering and constructive. Birkman is a favorite choice of organizational development and HR professionals, life coaches, career counselors, educators, and consultants. The Birkman Method has decades of proven scientific validity and continues to stay at the forefront of the personality assessment field.
About Women Presidents’ Organization
The Women Presidents’ Organization is the ultimate affiliation for successful women entrepreneurs (presidents, CEOs, managing directors) of privately help multi-million dollar companies. The WPO’s mission is to accelerate business growth, enhance competitiveness, and promote economic security through confidential and collaborative peer-learning groups.
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