Awards and Recognition

Photo of Ingrid Accepting GLAAAC Award

Photo of Ingrid Accepting GLAAAC Award

We’re tingling with pride to announce that our Ingrid Merriwether has won the Small Business Advocate Award from the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce. Presented in March, the award was given in recognition of MWIS’s bonding and finance programs that address the most difficult barriers faced by small and minority contractors seeking to work in the public sector.

The accolade was presented at the 19th Annual Economic Awards Dinner, which recognizes corporations and individuals that have provided scholarships, mentoring, jobs, and subcontracting opportunities for students and businesses in the Los Angeles area that strengthen the African American community.

A big congratulations to Ingrid, our staff, and our sponsors! Click here for more information about GLAAACC and the 19th Annual Economic Awards Dinner.

Ingrid Merriwether accepting 100 Black Men of the Bay AwardIn June, over 100 people gathered at the San Francisco City Club to honor President and CEO Ingrid Merriwether with the 2011 Women of Color Achievement Award. The award, sponsored by the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. and Women Presidents’ Organization, recognized Ingrid’s impressive record of success as a distinguished business leader and community visionary.

More accolades came our way this summer. Out of over 2,000 nominations, MWIS was selected for the Inner City 100 List, which was published in the May issue of FortuneIngrid Merriwether accepting ICIC award. CEO and President Ingrid Merriwether was acknowledged for this achievement at the Inner City Advisors Brunch in Oakland. In May, our COO Rick Williams accepted the award at a Gala Awards Dinner in Boston, with more than 600 people in attendance.

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine partnered together to create the Inner City 100 List, which spotlight and support growing companies in urban areas; highlight the importance of a healthy economy in developing healthy urban communities; explore how the advantages of inner cities, such as a diverse workforce and strategic location, can combine to create explosive growth; and change perceptions about inner city business.

Congratulations to our hard-working team for making a huge impact on communities and lives. We’re proud to get acknowledgement for our efforts in business and the community.