PHILADELPHIA, PA — Arbill, a privately held safety products distributor, manufacturer and service provider headquartered in Philadelphia, has announced that CEO Julie Copeland has been selected as one of the Inaugural Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Women of Distinction. Julie will be honored during the 20th Anniversary celebration at WBENC’s annual Summit & Salute event taking place March 21-23, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.
“As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we are so proud of the inaugural group of the Women of Distinction, including Arbill’s CEO, Julie Copeland for her leadership and commitment to our organization and the business community”, shared WBENC President and CEO Pamela Prince-Eason.
Julie is proud to be included as one of the 25 women leaders who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the organization and to breaking down barriers for women owned businesses in the corporate and government supply chains. The Women of Distinction program was established to create a strategic role for highly successful and dedicated Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) as advisors to WBENC, supporting the growth and success of all WBEs. WBENC is honored to showcase the Women of Distinction as they celebrate 20 years of success.
“I am thrilled to receive this honor and be a part of such an incredible collection of leaders” Copeland said. “It is amazing to see that my actions in leading by example and my words of inspiration are having a multiplier effect."
Copeland has been a strong advocate for women-owned businesses throughout her career and has been a member of WBE, since 2005. In 2014, she served as Co-chair of the WBE National Conference & Business Fair and Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Leadership forum. Copeland is passionate about engaging WBEs in the robust educational and networking opportunities available to them and was part of the first Envoy program reaching out to the WBE community for the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) of PA-DE-NJ.