KNF&T’s Beth Tucker named a “2015 Women’s Business Enterprise Star”

Staffing Leader one of 14 women to be honored before 1,500 attendees at “Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises”

Beth TuckerBoston, MA – January 15, 2015 – KNF&T Staffing Resources, the Boston area’s trusted staffing partner, today announced CEO Beth Tucker will receive the nation’s premier award for excellence among women’s business enterprises (WBEs), bestowed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), at its Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises. The gala, which will take place March 19, 2015, is the concluding event to WBENC’s annual Summit & Salute, convening more than 1,500 corporate and government executives, WBEs and members of WBENC’s Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Since 1983, KNF&T has served the needs of Boston-area businesses and job seekers, while giving back to the community. Beth co-founded KNF&T to address the need for a more consultative approach to identifying talent for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, while serving as an extension of their HR departments. This mission has led to the company’s ongoing growth and leadership status in the industry.

“Beth Tucker is an outstanding leader who demonstrates how women’s businesses can drive innovation and fuel economic growth,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, the nation’s leader in women’s business development.

“I am honored to receive this recognition by WBENC – a well-respected organization focused on motivating women to achieve their goals, while contributing to the business and economic landscape within their own communities,” said Tucker. “I take pride in leading the great employees of KNF&T as we continue to make a positive and important impact in the Boston area.”

Beth Tucker will be recognized for her business accomplishments, her inspiration to other women, and her active role leading KNF&T and driving the ongoing success of Boston’s leading staffing firm. She was selected for this national honor by Susan Rittscher, president and CEO at the Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE), one of WBENC’s 14 RPOs that process WBENC’s world-class certification of WBEs, in addition to providing skills-building educational programs and business development opportunities in their regions.

“Beth Tucker is an exceptional leader who consistently delivers value to her company, clients and the Boston community at large,” said Susan Rittscher. “She should be proud of her contributions and the example she is setting for other women in business.”

Under the banner of the organization’s theme “Join Forces. Succeed Together. , WBENC’s Summit & Salute is designed to drive business development and collaborative success among WBENC’s Corporate and Government Members and WBEs. Sponsored by Accenture and EY, the two-day event provides vital access to the thought leaders, business intelligence and senior-level networking opportunities creating the foundation for sustainable growth.


 

About WBENC
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with nearly 13,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC-Certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.

About KNF&T STAFFING RESOURCES
Founded in 1983, KNF&T Staffing Resources has consistently provided high-quality staffing programs to businesses ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500 to assist with their diversity recruiting and talent acquisition efforts. KNF&T Consultants focus on the areas of Accounting & Finance, Administrative & Office Services, Executive/Management, Healthcare, Human Resources, Legal & Compliance and Sales & Marketing, and utilize their multi-industry expertise in Diversity Search, Direct Hire, Temporary, Contract and Contract-to-Hire staffing solutions. KNF&T’s success stems from its strong commitment to listening to client needs and providing the best talent to help them grow and succeed. Headquartered in Boston, MA, KNF&T is dedicated to finding “The Right Fit” for its clients, while also giving back to the community. More information can be found at: www.knft.com.
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