Cheryl Watkins Snead Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Following the premature death of Cheryl Watkins Snead on January 22, 2018, the Center for Women & Enterprise instituted this award in her name. It is presented to a WBENC certified business owner who is a passionate advocate for the empowerment of women. The recipient of the award reflects the spirit of Cheryl, a pioneering and inspirational person who never stopped giving back.
2023 Suzanne Foley, Port City Pretzels
2022 Ann Ramakumaran, Itech Solutions
2019 Sandy Lish, The Castle Group
2018 Doreen Blades, US Eco Products Corporation
CWE Corporation of the Year
This award is given to the corporation leading the way to opening up pathways for women-owned businesses.
2023 Eastern Bank
2018 Amica Mutual Insurance Company
2017 Textron Inc.
2016 TD Bank
2015 CVS Health
2013 Bank of America
CWE Community Partner of the Year
This award is given to the organization that supports the growth and expansion of the Center for Women & Enterprise.
2023 Ernst & Young
2022 Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
2019 City of Providence
2018 City of Cambridge
2017 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office
2016 U.S. Small Business Administration - Women Business Centers
2015 The Rhode Island Foundation
2014 The Boston Foundation
2013 U.S. Small Business Administration
2012 Goodwin Procter
CWE Advocate of the Year
This award is given to a professional or community leader whose efforts support women's economic empowerment.
2023 Jerry Epps
2022 Carole Sears
2019 Janet Dunlap
2018 Jacqueline Gonzalez Taylor
2017 Susan Loconto Penta
2016 William Schawbel
2015 Maria Abernethy
2014 Karen Copenhaver
2013 Joel Adler
2012 Ellen Hoffman
2011 Pamela Lenehan
CWE Volunteer of the Year
This award is given to an individual who tirelessly and selflessly supports CWE and its mission.
2023 Debra Thomas
2022 Liora Stone
2019 Daylana Ervin-Parker
2018 Cristine Hammer
2017 Daniel Holmander
2016 Pam Stevens
2015 Martha Sloan-Felch
2014 Julie Levin
2013 Jerry Johnson
2012 Debra Thomas
2011 Hank Greenberg
CWE Supplier Diversity Team of the Year
This award is given to a supplier diversity team exhibiting outstanding efforts in supplier diversity.
2019 Retail Business Services
2018 Iron Mountain Inc.
2017 TJX Companies
2016 CVS Health
2015 Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
2014 United Technologies Corporation
2012 RBS Citizens
2011 Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
CWE WBENC-Certified Women's Business of the Year
This award is given to a WBENC-Certified women-owned business that has exhibited growth through innovation or strategic partnership.
2017 Polaris Direct LLC, Judith Maloy, Director & CEO
2016 Banneker Industries, Cheryl Snead, President & CEO