SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Riviera Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award acknowledges outstanding contributions from women in the Santa Barbara region. ONTRAPORT's COO Lena Requist, along with humanitarians, non-profit leaders and community activists, was a proud recipient of this year's award. Nominees included Kathy Ireland, Oprah Winfrey and Anne Towbes.
Upon receiving the award, Requist said, "It's such a privilege to receive this award and to be associated with this group of amazing women. Honestly, I wouldn't be here today without the support of all the women who came before me and their vision that we would one day be leaders in business."
Requist established herself as powerful force in business before joining ONTRAPORT as COO in 2009. Her background in corporate finance and successful business building has helped to grow the ONTRAPORT organization 5,000%, landing ONTRAPORT at #102 on the 2012 Inc. 500 list. The secret to Requist's success is the combination of her passion for business and her unique style of self-directed management.
She has fostered a culture of productivity, empowerment and free thinking at ONTRAPORT. Requist is also the founder of The Professionistas, an online community to support women in business. To date, the group has over 300 members.
The American Riviera Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (ARWEY) Awards are a product of Tia Walker (The Inspired CEO) and her passion for female entrepreneurial leadership.
Walker, who for over 20 years has traveled the entrepreneurial path has said, "I felt a deep desire to acknowledge women who are committed to changing their communities and the planet." The ARWEY Awards promote economic empowerment of women and their influence throughout the globe. The ARWEY Awards' sponsored events and gatherings are a direct link to women leaders with a philanthropic commitment to creating positive impacts in communities.
ONTRAPORT provides a comprehensive business and marketing automation platform targeted to the specific needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses. With ONTRAPORT as their partner, entrepreneurs and small business owners can quickly and easily start, systemize and scale their businesses on a powerful platform integrating the marketing, sales and business applications they need, when they need it. To date, ONTRAPORT has been the technology powering the success of more than 4,000 companies around the world. For more information, please visit www.ontraport.com.