TAMPA - Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the nation's largest bipartisan women's business group, recognized Tampa business leader Lauren Weiner, president and founder of Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC, with the Member to Watch Award. The award recognizes a WIPP member who has taken a leadership role in elevating the voice of women business owners in the national public policy arena. It was presented at WIPP's annual leadership conference in Washington, D.C.
Wittenberg Weiner Consulting serves as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies in a number of areas, including management, communications, regulatory compliance, metrics, policy and financial management. Weiner founded the firm when she had difficulties securing a job as a military spouse.
Weiner has extensive experience in government management from her time in the Office of Management and Budget. She managed policy development and performance metrics implementation for multiple federal agencies.
Weiner, who was a Business Observer 40 under 40 winner this year, is also one of the founders of In Gear Career, a non-profit organization serving professionally driven military spouses. She currently serves as chairwoman of the board.
“Women business owners contribute $1.2 trillion to the economy and employ 7.6 million,” WIPP President Barbara Kasoff says in a press release. “Lauren is one of thousands of women business owners who are leading our nation's economic recovery. Her continual hard work, dedication and desire to be the change agent for identifying opportunities to grow women-owned businesses is an inspiration for all.