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2020 Winner

Wendy Verna, Octo Design, Inc.

For the past 21 years, Octo has helped countless clients develop marketing strategy and messaging needed to ensure businesses success and revenue growth. Octo believes that starting with a detailed strategic plan is key to any marketing and design project. This strategy produces the alignment necessary for coordination, strength, and efficiency.

Octo is a Philadelphia based WBE that has been fortunate enough to work on campaign projects with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, The City of Philadelphia Education Works, Philadelphia International Airport, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, and more. In all cases, our scope included creating an overall brand/strategy, messaging, website development, and campaign execution.

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2019 Winner

Priya Amin, Flexable

Priya Amin holds an MBA from the University of Arizona, and worked as a product and brand manager at corporations such as IBM and Nestle. In 2012, she left her high powered career to be home with her two boys. After successfully launching and running a marketing consulting firm called ROKI in 2014, she began looking for ways to continue fostering opportunities for professional advancement among women.

She launched Flexable, LLC in 2016 with her partner Jessica Strong, and was accepted to the 16th cohort of the AlphaLab Accelerator program. Flexable has gained regional and national attention for providing innovative childcare solutions, most notably on-site childcare at offices and events, in order to drive attendance, inclusivity and productivity at work.

Photo Caption (left to right):
  ▫ Nominator - Barbara Bosha, Bosha Design+Communications
  ▫ Awardee - Priya Amin