Texas Woman Recognized Among Top Ten Business Women of the Year

Germaine Porché of Kingwood, Texas, has been selected as one of the 2006 Top Ten Business Women of ABWA, an annual award that has been given by the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) since 1956.  Each year ABWA recognizes 10 members for outstanding achievement in their careers, community involvement and educational development.  Those who are selected represent ABWA during a year of travel, public speaking and mentoring.

 

As a Top Ten award winner, Porché is now eligible for consideration as the 2006 American Business Woman of ABWA, an award that will be announced Thursday, Nov.10 at the Opening Session of the Association’s 2005 National Women's Leadership Conference in Grapevine, Texas.

 

The winners of this year’s Top Ten Business Women of ABWA honors were selected for their many career and philanthropic achievements, as well as for their ability to demonstrate how their involvement in the Association has contributed directly to significant career achievements.

 Porché, who is president/owner of Eagle’s View Consulting, also is co-author of Coach Anyone About Anything: How To Help People Succeed in Business and Life. The book has been translated into four languages in eight countries and made Amazon.com’s list of Top 100 Business Books for 2003. Her fellow ABWA members helped her network and promote her book. “They are ready to lend a helping hand in any way possible,” she said.

Porché, joined ABWA in 1992. “These women accepted me with open arms,” she says. “The support system is a luxury that I never expected to happen, and I’m thrilled that it did.”

 

Porché, is serving her second term as president of the Humble Artesian Chapter, in Humble, Texas, where she designed and initiated the “Buddy System” program where seasoned members mentor new members. 

A panel of judges for the 2006 Top Ten Business Women award selected the following women, who have all been active in ABWA at the local or national level:

  • Vicki Brown    ……………………..Principal……………………………………………...Peculiar, Mo.
  • Pamela Dingman……………………CEO……………………………………..…….…..….Omaha, Neb.
  • Kerri Lynne Dunton….…………….Parts Manager…………...…….……………………Goodrich, Mich.
  • Linda Goodman….…….…………...Vice President……………………………….…..Hartford City, Ind.
  • Sherrie L. Kincaid….……………….Owner/sole proprietor…………………………...Cedar Hill, Texas
  • Tammy K. Overcash………………..Controller………………………………………..Kernersville, N.C.
  • Germaine Porché……………………President/Owner……...…………………………Kingwood, Texas
  • Barbara Torres…………….………...Division Director……….……………………………Tijeras, N.M.
  • June Unrein………………………….Associate Director………………………..Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Louise A. Walsh……………………..Vice President……………………………………..Littleton, Colo.

 “Germaine Porché and each of the other 2006 Top Ten Business Women are an inspiration to all ABWA members,” says Carolyn Elman, chief executive officer of ABWA.  “The American Business Women’s Association seeks to promote and recognize career accomplishments and community involvement.  In earning one of ABWA’s highest honors, these women personify the excellence toward which we all strive.”

For more information on the American Business Women’s Association, the Top Ten Business Women of ABWA, the American Business Woman of ABWA or the 2005 National Women's Leadership Conference, visit www.abwa.org or call Mary Solis at (816) 361-6621 ext. 246.

Background

Founded in 1949 by Hilary A. Bufton Jr., a Kansas City, Mo., businessman, ABWA is a 45,000 member strong association that provides business training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations and backgrounds.  ABWA has dedicated more than half a century to women’s education and provided workplace skills and career development training for more than 545,000 members.  ABWA has also awarded more than $43 million in women’s scholarships.