Florida Business Leader Barbara English Receives 2011 WIPP "Give Me 5 Award" in Washington, DC

4:20 PM November 14, 2011

More than 150 leading women business owners from Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) gathered at the Annual Conference to celebrate the recipients of this year's prestigious WIPP 2011 Awards. Barbara English, president of English Solutions, Inc., based in Jacksonville, Fla., was the recipient of this year's WIPP "Give Me 5 Award," for her leadership in elevating the voice of women business owners in the national public policy arena.

"Barbara's continual hard work, dedication and desire to be the change agent for identifying opportunities to grow women-owned businesses is an inspiration for all.  As one of our Give Me 5 instructors, she has worked with thousands of women business owners seeking to successfully compete for federal contracts," said WIPP President Barbara Kasoff.

English Solutions consults with and provides effective marketing strategies to small businesses to optimize their ability to win contracts with federal agencies. In addition, has served as Director of Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

English started her career as a contract specialist in 1975 and ascended through the ranks on the fast track to become the Defense Contract Management Agency's Director of Small Business Programs. She was responsible for facilitating, monitoring and providing insight into activities aimed at increasing the participation of small business concerns.

The WIPP Awards Ceremony was part of WIPP's three-day Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, that ran from October 11th - 13th. The conference agenda included important economic briefings on current policy issues impacting women business owners growth, a very special high level briefing by The White House, a Congressional Luncheon and the exciting unveiling of WIPP's updated Economic Blueprint  used as the organization's call to action to the Administration, Congress and Federal Agencies.

WIPP is a national nonpartisan public policy organization, advocating on behalf of nearly 1 million women-owned businesses representing 59 business organizations. For more information, please visit www.wipp.org


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