AKORBI IS RECOGNIZED AS THE 30TH FASTEST-GROWING WOMEN-OWNED/LED COMPANY BY THE WOMEN PRESIDENTS’ ORGANIZATION
PLANO, Texas – May 4, 2015 – Akorbi’s impressive 200% growth in recent years was celebrated during the Women Presidents’ Organization’s (WPO) 2015 Annual Conference. On May 1st, hundreds of business owners and executives from around the world gathered at the dinner and award’s ceremony at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona to celebrate the impressive growth and success of the 50 fastest-growing women-owned/led companies around the world. The award’s ceremony was part of the WPO’s 3-day conference, which took place April 30th to May 2nd.
According to the WPO, “Participating companies were ranked according to a sales growth formula that combines percentage and absolute growth. To be qualified for the ranking, businesses are required to be privately-held, woman-owned/led companies with annual revenue of at least $500,000 by year end 2009.”
Hundreds of companies competed for the highly-coveted recognition, which also took into account several other factors, including how candidates supported their staff both financially and personally, as well as how they supported other women business owners.
“Akorbi’s growth and success wouldn’t be possible without an amazing team of hardworking and dedicated people, including my phenomenal partner, Azam Mirza,” said Claudia Mirza, CEO of Akorbi. “We’re very grateful for the Women Presidents’ Organization recognition, and the support of my fellow WPO members who are incredibly valuable resources.”
Akorbi employs approximately 200 full-time and 400 part-time people around the world. The company serves an impressive client base, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and many Fortune 500 companies.
Akorbi’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.
About the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
The WPO is the ultimate affiliation for successful women entrepreneurs worldwide. In monthly meetings across the world, women from diverse industries invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential setting. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit www.womenpresidentsorg.com.
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