Hunter International Recognized as Progressive Organization by Smart Business Magazine

(Avon, Ohio), September 24, 2020 – Hunter International will be recognized as one of the region’s two progressive organizations by Smart Business Magazine at the 2020 Smart Women Awards Breakfast on October 9. The program will address today’s issues facing women in the workplace and recognize the achievements of leading businesswomen and effective advancement programs.

The awards program will be held virtually from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and is free to attend. In addition to progressive organizations, the program will honor advancing female entrepreneurs, inspiring male advocates and rising women in business.

The “Progressive Organization” award recognizes organizations that support or promote women-based initiatives, develop specific programs that provide opportunities for advancement and/or create family-friendly workplaces.

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of Hunter,” says Gabrielle Christman, Founder and CEO of Hunter International. “As a women-owned business, we strive to create a positive and inclusive culture for all of our employees, one in which advancement opportunities are equitable and abundant as we continue to grow our national footprint.”

Inside and outside of the office, Christman has made it her priority to lift other women up. This is demonstrated by her many commitments to women-led organizations, her involvement locally and her dedication to creating an encouraging and transparent culture at Hunter International.

Hunter is a women’s business enterprise (WBE) certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. Both Hunter International and Christman have been repeatedly recognized for their efforts in supporting other diverse businesses. Hunter is also a member of Paradigm for Parity (P4P), a coalition compromised of business leaders, board members and academics committed to addressing the corporate leadership gap and reaching gender parity in executive leadership teams by 2030.

Locally, Hunter International supports the American Heart Association’s STEM Goes Red For Girls event in Northeast Ohio, which encourages young women in the community to consider pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event includes interactive activities and provides the attendees with the opportunity to meet role models in STEM fields.

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