The Women Business Collaborative (WBC) Trailblazer Award celebrates individuals accelerating women’s leadership
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was honored by the Women Business Collaborative’s (WBC) Trailblazer Award. The award was presented at the organization’s annual summit to recognize her leadership supporting women in business and female entrepreneurs.
The Women Business Collaborative is an alliance of over 41 national professional women’s organizations collaborating together to achieve equal position, pay, and power for women in business. The alliance includes tens of thousands of diverse professionals, business organizations, public and private companies, and media dedicated to accelerating change through collaboration, advocacy, action, and accountability.
“The theme of this Summit—“Weaving a Movement”—is so important right now. Women need to be front and center in the movement that will drive our country forward to a better place,” Klobuchar said. “Women like all of the innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders watching today...how can we help ensure that women are leading the way forward? We do it by ensuring they are represented equally in business and our economy by supporting women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.”
"We are so incredibly grateful for the passionate support to move collectively and faster together for the advancement of business women and our commitment to women of color is of major importance. We have seen drastic uptakes in women represented on Boards in 2020, and we continue to see important promotions in the C-Suite with women CEOs; we must stand bold and steadfast.” said Edie Fraser, CEO of WBC. "We are grateful to our sponsors and partner organizations – for their leadership and continued commitment to our values. We have much to do together and much to celebrate.”
Klobuchar was recognized alongside other Trailblazer award recipients, Bonnie St. John, Former Paralympic Skier, Author and Public Speaker; and Judith M. von Seldeneck, Founder and Chair of Diversified Search and founding sponsor of WBC.