|April 25, 2003|
Avis Wins Two Prestigious Awards From Women's Groups
|Avis Rent A Car System, Inc. has announced their appointment to the Women's Business Enterprise National Council's (WBENC) fourth annual listing of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises. The 2002 list recognizes the "Elite Eight" corporations that not only have instituted programs to offer equal access for women-owned suppliers, but also have attained world-class quality in their supplier diversity programs featuring women's business enterprises.|
In addition, Avis received the 2002 "Outstanding Corporation of the Year" award, presented by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization (WPEO). The plaque presented to Lynn Boccio, vice president of supplier business alliances for the Cendant Car Rental Group, the parent company of Avis, recognizes the company's continued support in training and assisting women-owned businesses.
"Avis is proud to receive each of these acknowledgments," said Lynn Boccio, vice president of supplier business alliances for the Cendant Car Rental Group. "Avis embraces diversity and is committed to enhancing opportunities for women's business enterprises."
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for women's business enterprises in America's major business markets. In partnership with women's business organizations throughout the United States, WBENC provides access to a national standard of certification and information on certified women's businesses to purchasing managers through an Internet database - WBENCLink. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.
Women Presidents' Educational Organization is a regional partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and an affiliate of the Women Presidents' Organization, a national business development and peer advisory organization for female presidents and CEOs of companies with revenues of over $1 million, if service based, or $2 million, if product based. For more information, visit www.womenpresidentsorg.com.