AKORBI CEO, CLAUDIA MIRZA, RECEIVES THE DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL’S MINORITY BUSINESS LEADER AWARD One of only three Latinas to receive award this year
PLANO, Texas – February 6, 2015 – Claudia Mirza received the Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader award on February 5, 2015 for her business savvy, which includes building a $15 million global company, and her incredible impact on the D/FW community through her commitment to charitable efforts, volunteering and mentoring. Claudia was one of only three Latinas to receive the highly coveted award this year.
Hundreds of entrepreneurs, community leaders and executives gathered at the Omni Dallas Hotel to honor Claudia and 24 other outstanding entrepreneurs and business professionals from a wide range of industries including staffing, education, legal and economic development, just to name a few.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as a minority business leader in a market that’s home to so many great leaders,” said Claudia Mirza, CEO of Akorbi. “While I’m certainly proud of building a global company, the thing I am proudest of is that I’m able to use my success to give back to my community and also create hundreds of jobs for a wide range of people, including mothers, seniors and veterans.
Claudia turned a home-based translation business into a $15 million global company that employs approximately 200 full-time and 400 part-time people. The company serves an impressive client base, including Fortune 500 companies, such as the largest Internet services company in the world, and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Her company’s success has been recognized world-wide. In June 2014, Akorbi was ranked as one of the largest providers of translation, localization and interpreting services in the U.S. and globally by independent market research firm, Common Sense Advisory.
Akorbi is one of the largest translation, localization and interpreting services providers in North America and globally (as reported by Common Sense Advisory in 2014) and offers multilingual business solutions world-wide in more than 170 languages. The company provides a full range of language, localization and global marketing solutions, including: professional staffing, translation, interpretation, multilingual call centers, business process outsourcing, sign language interpretation, alternate formats, transcription, e-Learning and deployment of bilingual benefit enrollers. Akorbi holds several certifications including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, and Women’s Business Enterprise Certification. For more information, visit www.akorbi.com or call 1.877.4.AKORBI.