Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Judy Bradt Honored as SBA 2011 Women in Business Champion

To Receive Award May 11th

The United States Small Business Administration has just chosen me as the SBA 2011 Women in Business Champion, Washington Metropolitan Area.
With Candice Bennett, Liz Cullen & Bev Gray of WPEO-DC
MBE100 Awards

The Small Business Administration's Women in Business Champion is awarded to an individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of women’s business ownership. They appreciated my years of service commitment to businesswomen, at the regional, national and international levels.

Top business leaders who were my nominators appreciated the value of my contributions including as partner and educator with Women Impacting Public Policy, volunteer and speaker for the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and WEConnect Canada, and leader of special programs on government contracts for the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Judy interviews Bridget Bean about the new 8(m) Program
for Women As Veteran Entrepreneurs Conference
“We are proud to honor Judy Bradt with a 2011 Small Business Award. Her tireless efforts on behalf of her fellow women in business are just what these awards were created to recognize. The Washington Metro Area is a better place to do business because creative and enterprising people like Judy work so hard to make it that way,” said Bridget Bean, District Director, SBA Washington Metropolitan Area District Office.

I am deeply humbled to win this award. The Washington DC area is home to so many of the nation's top public and private sector advocates for businesswomen. It's an extraordinary honor to be chosen as the torch-bearer for women in business in this region. SBA's choice of a procurement expert as 2011 Women in Business Champion underscores the importance of the new 8(m) program right now.

Government contracts can make -- or break -- a thriving business, and can really hurt a fragile one. The new 8(m) program opens the door to women business owners for high growth government business. My passion remain strong: to give all business owners the tools and support they need to make good decisions on that road to government contract success.

My husband, JJ Gertler, will join me -- and I hope you and other friends will too -- for the award ceremony May 11th at a 3 pm at the Women in Military Service to America Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.

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Anita Campbell said...

Judy, congratulations on your award. That's positively awesome -- helps make all your hard work worthwhile.

- Anita

Elliot Volkman said...

Congratulations Judy! It makes a great deal of sense for you to get such a meaningful award.

-Elliot Volkman

Lindley Ashline said...

Congratulations, Judy!

Glenda MacDonald said...

Congratulations Judy. I posted the news on my blog as I focus on 'empowering women of all ages everywhere'. You are an inspiration!