One of Arizona’s largest female-owned companies is awarded the WBENC’s world-class standard certification.
Scottsdale, AZ — June 6, 2012 –Evans Newton Inc. (ENI) has been awarded certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest third-party certifier of businesses that are owned, controlled, and operated by women in theU.S.
Headed by CEO Jamie Piotti, ENI is a company of education professionals who are experts in school transformation. Since 1973, ENI has worked one-on-one with thousands of schools and districts to help them achieve dramatic improvements in teacher and student performance. The company’s mission is deeply rooted in the transformation of American education and children’s lives, particularly in underserved schools.
“We are extremely pleased with ENI’s certification by WBENC, a group with an outstanding reputation, and one that goes the extra mile to advance the position and status of the female entrepreneur in today’s competitive business environment,” said Piotti. “With the WBENC certification, ENI can now serve even more school districts, especially those districts that have M/WBE requirements for projects awarded through the bid process. We look forward to continuing the good work that warranted the WBENC certification, and to serving its constituents for many years to come.”
Under Piotti’s leadership, ENI has grown into one of the nation’s leading providers of curriculum, consulting, and coaching aimed at bringing schools across the country up to national standards. ENI currently employs employees nationwide and ranks as one of the nation’s leading school-improvement K-12 education companies.
In addition to ENI’s work, Piotti has personally gone beyond the school setting to help disadvantaged students pursue their dreams of higher education by founding The Foundation for Educational Opportunity, which awards annual scholarships to under-privileged students and ensures equal education opportunities for a wide range of pupils across the nation. Since 2000, the foundation has awarded more than $52,000 in scholarships to deserving students nationwide.
Founded in 1997, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. A national 501(c)(3) non-profit, the WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. Learn more about the WBENC at www.wbenc.org.
About Evans Newton, Inc.
Since 1973, ENI has been a trusted partner for K-12 schools and districts, collaborating with education’s leaders to measurably enhance student achievement. Through a highly collaborative process of goal setting, standards alignment, curriculum and assessment development professional development and coaching, ENI empowers teachers and school leaders to transform their schools and get results. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. More information can be found at www.evansnewton.com.