Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI), a non-profit organization that provides opportunities, education, and mentorship for women in the fastener industry, recognized a few important women at the Match & Meet by IFE today — the International Fastener Expo’s virtual event.
Sponsored and organized by WIFI, the recipients of these awards are celebrated for the continuous contributions to promote and support women within the Industry. WIFI congratulated this year’s award receipts:
Woman of the Year — is an award that recognizes exemplary leadership and success in the fastener industry. The recipient will have a long and distinguished record of advocacy for the professional advancement of women.
Congratulations 2020 Woman of the Year, Rosa E. Hearn, global marketing / product manager — Proferred Rivets, with Brighton Best International. (BBI).
“Thank you so much for this honor. I would like to thank WIFI and its members for considering me and my accomplishments in supporting women as something to be awarded,” said Hearn. “I am grateful and passionate about this industry and I will always do my best to best to help and support others.”
Woman in Business — is defined as a champion and advocate who contributes and supports her own organization and community by sharing knowledge, ideas, insights, and strength. They are women who are dedicated to empowering more women to achieve full potential in all aspects of life.
“We are absolutely honored to be chosen for the WIFI Women in Business awards,” shared Young and Kleinhandler. “Both of us have always shared a passion for small business and especially helping to lift other women business owners to meet their potential. We love the industry we serve and the family legacy that we keep alive.”
Man Up — may be awarded to an individual male or a company that has demonstrated a commitment to supporting women and the WIFI organization. The recipient is a partner that provides tools and resources that empower the women in their organization or industry.
Congratulations BTM Manufacturing. “What a great honor! Thank you to WIFI, You are all an amazing group of dedicated fastener women!” said Jake Davis, president of BTM Mfg.