Wednesday, December 4, 2013
On November 10, CEO of Reston Limousine, Kristina Bouweiri, along with 26 women from 12 countries, accepted the 2013 International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge Award at the Seventh Annual IWEC Conference in Lima, Peru. The award honors successful female entrepreneurs throughout the world, and the conference celebrates the contributions of women within a diverse range of businesses.
Over 300 people attended the conference this year, and the collective turnover of women-led companies that participated exceeds $4 billion dollars and employs 17,300 people. Issues discussed at the conference included topics like challenges of the global economy, women's leadership in growing businesses, mentoring, leadership and management issues. IWEC was formed in 2006 to form a global business network for women business owners with the goal of promoting access to international markets.
"Representing the United States in showcasing the achievement of entrepreneurial women is a great honor for me," says Bouweiri, "because I am a woman working in a male-dominated industry." She notes the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit in women, and its role in evening the gender gap in business.
For more information about Reston Limousine visit www.restonlimo.com.
For more information about the IWEC Awards visit www.iwecawards.com.
Congratulations to Kristina Bouweiri and all the women honored at this year's conference!