WBENC Honors Gabrielle Christman as a 2020 Women’s Business Enterprise Star

(Avon, Ohio), January 24, 2020 – Gabrielle Christman, Founder & CEO of Hunter International has been recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses and leader in women’s business development. The WBE Star Award is the nation’s premier recognition for excellence among women-owned businesses, honoring 14 women from across the country who are leaders in their local business communities and respective fields.

The 2020 WBE Stars will be honored during the 2020 WBENC Summit & Salute, a gathering of more than 1,800 entrepreneurs and business leaders taking place March 16-18, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2006, Christman utilized her scientific background to identify a gap in the staffing industry and founded Hunter International, a workforce solutions provider with expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Today, Hunter employs over 300 professionals across the U.S. and is an innovation partner to numerous Fortune 500 corporations. As CEO, Christman oversees Hunter’s operations and advances the vision for future growth. She cultivates a motivating and inclusive culture, where Hunter’s core values of harmony, integrity, respect and excellence are upheld. 

“We could not be more proud of the 2020 WBE Stars,” says Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. “Each one of them exemplify the vital role women-owned business play in our economy. They are outstanding leaders, mentors and innovators, and we look forward to honoring them in March.”

“I am honored to receive this recognition by WBENC and look forward to empowering the next generation of women in business,” said Christman.

Christman will be recognized for her business acumen, her inspiration to other women, and her active role at the helm of Hunter International. She was selected for this national honor by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBENC ORV) 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 respective regions.

“Gabrielle’s energy and passion for promoting and building relationships within WBENC’s community is unmatched,” says Sheila Mixon, Executive Director of WBEC ORV. “Her strategic thinking and passion for giving back to the community makes her a valuable business leader in our region.”

Learn more about the WBE Star Award and WBENC Summit & Salute at http://summit.wbenc.org.


WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities for member corporations, government agencies and more than 15,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more at www.wbenc.org

About Hunter International

Founded in 2006 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hunter International offers STEM-focused recruitment solutions to complex corporations in a variety of industries. Hunter connects talented individuals with some of the most innovative companies in the world and has impacted the careers of over 1.3M candidates. Hunter is a Women’s Business Enterprise certified by WBENC and a member of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition. For more information about Hunter, visit our website www.hirecruiting.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.