Lisa Zaken/Leadership Gwinnett (Outstanding Organization Award)
Leadership Gwinnett is an award-winning community impact organization that has been a part of the fabric of the Gwinnett community for 36 years. Their mission is to educate, equip, and engage diverse leaders and inspire civic involvement. They do this through innovative programming including the signature nine-month Leadership Gwinnett cohort, Glance Gwinnett, a two-and-a-half-day snapshot event, and a robust Alumni network comprised of over 2,000 program graduates.
Maria Uribe/Junior Achievement of Georgia (On the Rise Award)
Junior Achievement (JA) of Georgia is transforming the student experience by bringing relevance, authenticity, and application into everyday learning to energize students around academics and their future possibilities. In partnership with the education and business communities, JA of Georgia’s dynamic learning solutions bring career readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy to the students of Georgia, empowering them with the knowledge, capacity and motivation to thrive. Through programs, such as 3DE, JA BizTown®, JA Finance Park® and JA Finance Park Virtual, JA of Georgia impacts more than 170,000 students in an average school year, with concentration in the Atlanta, Dalton, Gainesville and Savannah markets.
Leigh Gant/Georgia United Credit Union (Enlightened Employer Award)
Georgia United Credit Union is full-service financial institution open to anyone who lives or works in Gwinnett County. Since 1958, Georgia United’s mission has been to improve the lives of our members and the communities they serve. As a member-owned not for profit organization, they keep their member/owners at the center of everything they do. From great rates on mortgage and vehicle purchase and refinance loans; to free checking with the ability to earn 1% interest; to their Money Masters youth accounts which Pay for A’s; as well as community service. Their branch network includes a convenient location on Satellite Blvd. and 100,000 surcharge-free ATMs across the globe.
About the Moxie Awards:
Built for women who are bold in business, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce honored more than 90 finalists and seven winners at the 2021 Moxie Awards on Friday, Aug. 27. The Moxie Awards recognize women and organizations that are making it happen. Organizational awards highlighted companies that support the advancement of women, as well as those that are women-led. Individual awards honored those who are trailblazers in a male-dominated field, Gwinnett County champions, emerging leaders, professionals who are at the peak of their career and those who are generous with their time, talent, or resources.