Women everywhere continue to find innovative ways to lead and inspire others. For some it means overcoming obstacles. For others it means leaning on a lifetime of lessons learned and the willingness to simply work hard. Whatever the driving factor, its outcome is still the same - the world is a better place for each of us to enjoy.
Each year, the San Antonio Business Journal selects a group of leaders from the Alamo City to receive its coveted Women's Leadership Award. Although 100 nominations were submitted for the 2012 program, only the very best rose to the top - including Denise Bendele, who heads-up the firm's Audit practice. Denise was one of two female business leaders to receive the Corporate Executive award.
"I am proud that I have been with the same company since I graduated from college" - stated Denise. "I have done just about every job here", she continued.
Denise heads-up the firm's construction industry practice, serves on its Executive Committee, and is the partner-in-charge of Padgett Stratemann University - the firm's commitment to continued professional development of its team members. A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Analyst, Denise leads by example in all she does.
John Wright - the firm's managing partner - stated that Denise's devoted commitment to the public accounting industry only scratches the service when it comes to all she has stood for over the decades.
When asked to offer career advice to other women, Denise stated that communication was key to achieving what you desire both personally and professionally.
"Don't wait for others to tell you where you are headed. Instead create your own plan and share it with others so they understand what is important to you." encouraged Denise to women everywhere.
The firm wishes to congratulate Denise on receiving such a prestigious award.