Woman of Influence Award

October 30, 2015

Rep. Miller with Paola Hernandez (owner of TropiGlace and winner of the WBDC's Deb Ziegler Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence) Jill Humel (President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and winner of the WBDC Impact Award) and WBDC President Fran Pastore.

I want to thank the Women's Business Development Council for honoring me with this incredible Woman of Influence Award for my support of women entrepreneurs and business owners. I also want to thank them for all of the hard work they do, helping women succeed in the business world each and every day. The WBDC is an amazing organization doing critically important work.

I was honored for my "guidance, generosity of spirit and tremendous leadership in restoring the state line item for WBDC in the FY '15-'17 budget," according to WBDC Chair Kim Rodney.

Founded in 1997, the WBDC helps women and men to become thriving employers and more effective employees through workshops, one-on-one coaching and training programs. For more information visit www.ctwbdc.org.