PENTA returns as Presenting Sponsor for Business Forward Females Networking Group

WESTBOROUGH _ PENTA Communications, Inc.’s longstanding commitment to fostering and supporting women’s leadership issues has been prevalent for decades.

It wasn’t a surprise that, for the second consecutive year, PENTA stepped up to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Forward Females (BFF) networking group. PENTA was its inaugural sponsor when the group started in 2013.The BFF networking group for women was developed to encourage, support, educate, and promote business women in the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce region. Last year’s BFF program brought an array of local female leaders to speak to its members, such as Sheila Harrity, Worcester Technical High School Principal, who won the title of National High School Principal of the Year for 2014, Victoria Waterman, CEO of Girls, Inc. of Worcester, and numerous others.

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at the Marriott Courtyard in Marlborough, Colonel Marian McGovern, former Massachusetts State Police Chief, will kick off the BFF 2014-2015 season offering attendees her story as a female leader in law enforcement.

“Last year, Corridor Nine launched the Business Forward Females networking group, and we brought together hundreds of professional women over the course of the year,” said BFF Co-Chair Pam Stevens, Esq., Seder & Chandler, LLP. “The women had a unique opportunity to interact with other professional women and hear speakers relevant to their personal and professional development. We very much appreciate PENTA Communication’s sponsorship support during our inaugural year and look forward to a second successful season with PENTA as our lead supporter.”

Stevens is Co-Chair of the BFF networking group with Denise Kapulka, Sales Manager of Knight’s Airport Limousine.

“Our Company has been a champion of women in business for over two decades, sponsoring and supporting numerous female leadership and mentorship initiatives for both women and girls over the years,” said Deborah Penta, CEO. “As the presenting sponsor for the Business Forward Females Group, we are hoping to continue demonstrating our support of women-owned and female-led businesses in our region.”

As a top-regional integrated marketing firm, PENTA Communications, Inc. is also a 100 percent female-owned business that ranks in the top one percentile nationally. PENTA is a company that has spearheaded and supported women’s leadership initiatives and numerous women’s events throughout the region, helping women start or grow their businesses, and offering them successful marketing to grow their organizations.

PENTA sponsors women’s events such as the WBJ Outstanding Women in Business, the Empowering Women in Business Conference at Nichols College, and, in past years, has helped other initiatives that foster leadership development, mentoring and advancement.

In 2006, Penta developed a nonprofit women’s leadership organization, the Female Leadership Interest Council, Inc., FLIC®, as a way of “paying it forward” to help inspire women through leadership support, mentoring, education and programs designed to empower women in business and in life. Over the years, its volunteer efforts brought many trailblazing, nationally acclaimed female leaders and compelling speakers to hundreds of women throughout Massachusetts.

“Everything that Deborah Penta does, she puts her heart and soul into it, especially for the betterment of women,” said Lydia Goldblatt, Director of Operations at PENTA Communications, Inc.

While PENTA is known to service many of the region’s top-rated companies in specific niche industries, the Company has also helped many start-up businesses, and included in those are women-owned businesses.