PENTA Awarded Best Woman-Owned Business by Worcester Business Journal

WESTBOROUGH _ PENTA Communications, Inc., recognized within the top one percent of all female-owned businesses nationwide, has been exclusively awarded the Best Woman-Owned Business by the Worcester Business Journal’s (WBJ) annual Best of Business Awards, announced on January 11. Founded by CEO Deborah Penta, the leading East Coast integrated marketing firm, located in Westborough, Massachusetts, has been 100 percent woman-owned and operated dating back to its inception over 30 years ago. 

PENTA has been the only business honored to receive the Best Woman-Owned Business award, since the category was introduced in 2019. The leading marketing firm was named the 2021 Best Advertising Agency, marking PENTA’s five-year milestone achievement in the category. PENTA has also earned the WBJ’s Best Web Design award.

With nearly 2,000 online votes received in 52 different professional categories, the Worcester Business Journal celebrated the 2021 award winners in a virtual event online on January 21. The annual contest is a trusted resource for businesses to identify those designated the very best of the best throughout Central Massachusetts.

Penta, widely recognized as an innovative leader, is an influential proponent for the advancement of women and is dedicated to making a difference in the community. Her decades of community leadership have enriched economic development, education, the lives of children and those underserved, as well as jobs and the economy. She has led the charge to strategically navigate the firm’s clients and supported local CEOs through the global pandemic, helping their organizations survive and thrive. Her Emerging Stronger™ Podcast series brought some of the world’s top experts together across a myriad of leading industries. She pivoted the firm to take client service beyond the next level, offering innovative services, forward-thinking consulting, and unprecedented on-demand, seven-days-a-week access to coaching, helping clients navigate through the pandemic.  

In recognition of her deep commitment to community giveback, Penta has been awarded the Boy Scouts of America Good Scout Award in 2017, YMCA’s The Katharine F. Erskine Award in Business & Law in 2013, an Inaugural Outstanding Woman in Business Award from the WBJ in 2009, the Eli Whitney Award from the Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2005, and a Girl Scouts of America Woman of Distinction Award in 2002, amongst other significant achievements over the years. 

PENTA is a partner of the United Nations Global Compact, and is considered among an Elite Group of U.S. companies transforming the world.