The Bioengineering Group, Inc.
Company: The Bioengineering Group, Inc., Salem, MA
Company Description: BioGroup is a pioneer in the field of ecosystem restoration and application of sustainability principles to site planning and development, transportation, and stormwater management.It provides a full range of scientific, engineering, landscape planning, design, and construction services. BioGroup is guided by their mission statement-building sustainable communities on an ecological foundation.
Nomination Category: Company/Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Women Helping Women Award
Nomination Title: Wendi Goldsmith - A Woman Helping Women - Locally, Nationally and Internationally
Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated individual or organization during the eligibility period (up to 500 words):
Wendi is proud to serve as a federal appointee on the National Women’s
Business Council (NWBC). NWBC is a bi-partisan federal advisory council
created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the
President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic
issues of importance to women business owners. The Council's mission is to
promote bold initiatives, policies, and programs designed to support women's
business enterprises at all stages of development in the public and private sector
marketplaces -- from start-up to success to significance.
Over the past year, Ms. Goldsmith has been an invited participant in meetings at
the White House through the White House Council on Women and Girls where
subjects of great importance to women are addressed.
Wendi is national advocate for educating young women in science, math,
technology, engineering, and entrepreneurship, where she donates her time to
speak to grade schools, high schools, and universities towards this goal. She
prides herself in helping girls and women understand their potential, especially in
these normally male-dominated fields. Ms. Goldsmith also serves as a Director
of the nonprofit Girls, Inc. of Greater Lynn. Girls Incorporated is a nonprofit
organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through a
network of local organizations in the United States and Canada. With local roots dating to
1864 and national status in the U.S. since 1945, Girls Inc. responds to the
changing needs of girls and their communities through research-based programs
and advocacy that empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand,
value, and assert their rights.
Recognition of her outstanding efforts and contributions has come recently in the
form of several awards, including being recognized by Fortune Magazine's Most
Powerful Women as one of America’s Ten Most Innovative Entrepreneurs; as
one of four finalists in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2010 contest;
and as an invited attendee and speaker at one of the world’s most prestigious
women in business forums - Women's Global Meeting for the Economy &
Society - “Change: Make it Happen,” to name just a few.
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Provide a brief biography of the nominated person, or of the person or persons who lead the nominated organization (up to 100 words):
Wendi Goldsmith is founder and CEO of Bioengineering Group, whose mission
is "To build sustainable communities on an ecological foundation." She is known
for building consensus among stakeholders to help advance some of the largest
public infrastructure projects in history. She has extensive experience in all
phases of project design/ implementation for ecological restoration, as well as
for stabilization of lakes, rivers, and coastal areas.
Ms. Goldsmith holds an MS in plant and soil science from UMass, an MA in
landscape design from the Conway School, and BAs in geology and geophysics
and studies in the environment from Yale University.
If the nominee in this category is an organization rather than an individual, choose one (even if both apply):
The CEO (or other principal manager) of this company is a woman, and at least 40% of the management team is comprised of women.