Rebecca Boenigk Honored as one of Inaugural Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Women of Distinction
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) proudly celebrates their 20th Anniversary year by recognizing an exclusive group of WBENC-Certified women business owners known as Women of Distinction. Rebecca Boenigk, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Neutral Posture, Inc. is proud to be included as one of the 25 women leaders who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the organization and to breaking down barriers for women owned businesses in the corporate and government supply chains.
The Women of Distinction program was established to create a strategic role for highly successful and dedicated Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) as advisors to WBENC, supporting the growth and success of all WBEs. “As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we are so proud of Rebecca Boenigk for her leadership and commitment to our organization and the women’s business community,” commented WBENC President & CEO, Pamela Prince-Eason.
“I am truly honored to be recognized as one of WBENC’s Women of Distinction. To be recognized alongside such an amazing, talented, inspiring group of ladies for the work we have done on behalf of business women, makes the recognition more meaningful,” said Boenigk. Boenigk was honored along with 24 other Women of Distinction during the 20th Anniversary celebration at WBENC’s annual Summit & Salute event that took place March 21 – 23, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.
Boenigk co-founded Neutral Posture, Inc., a leading women-owned small business seating and systems furniture manufacturer, with her mother in 1989. With a focus on providing solutions to customers’ office furniture issues, Boenigk has grown Neutral Posture to an internationally recognized ergonomic leader with numerous award winning patented products.
Boenigk is a director of the PureColor Board, the WebTuner Board, and the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Board. She serves as an advisory board member of the Belizean Grove and is a past director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas Board. She is an active member of the Committee of 200 (C200), served as the first woman President of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) and is a current director, is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), is a National Founding Partner of WIPP and served on the Board of Directors of the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women. In 2006, Rebecca was appointed by Hector Barreto to serve on the National Women’s Business Council, which serves as advisors to the President, Congress and U.S. SBA.
To learn more about the event or the WBENC Women of Distinction, visit http://summit.wbenc.org/women-of-distinction/.
About Neutral Posture
Like other great American companies, Neutral Posture started out of a garage. It was there that the mother daughter team of Jaye Congleton and Rebecca Boenigk first began manufacturing Dr. Jerome Congleton’s concept for the Neutral Posture® Chair. From these humble beginnings Neutral Posture has grown into the largest international WOSB company providing a complete line of worker centric office furniture and accessories made in the U.S.A. which features numerous award-winning products. For more information, please go to http://www.neutralposture.com.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with over 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 http://www.wbenc.org