We are pleased to announce that Paula Lombard, president of WEXCO Industries, is being honored by Leading Women Entrepreneurs of New Jersey. Paula's company creates private label wiper blades for a wide range of companies, most notably, the AutoTex PINK wiper blades we are so fond of here at AskPatty.“The women we recognize are amazing role models for women in entrepreneurship and business everywhere,” Linda Wellbrock, founder, said. “Their tremendous accomplishments are representative of the increasing impact women are making in the world of business. Every year, we continue to be blown away by how many successful women are nominated for the Top 25.” Together these LWE finalists are generating millions, employing thousands, and supporting hundreds of non-profits.
After losing someone close to her to a battle with cancer, Paula decided she wanted to give back, so she did it in the only way she knew: "Everybody needs wiper blades," she's fond of saying. Armed with an idea and a tagline ("Wipe Out Breast Cancer"), Paula created AutoTex PINK wiperblades -- a high quality blade emblazoned with the pink Breast Cancer ribbon, in distinctive packaging, and declared that the maximum allowable percentage from each sale would go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the US, and to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. We always talk about "Going Pink" in October, but Paula's doing it every day, and so are her distributors. That's pretty attractive in a product like wiper blades.
Paula's accomplishments, as well as the other 24 women being honored, will be recognized at the 5th Annual Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs event, “Embracing the Future,” on November 16 at the Liberty House in Jersey City. Hundreds of New Jersey’s business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs will be in attendance to network and honor these businesswomen.
Founded by Wellbrock in 2011, Leading Women Entrepreneurs is a business resource and quasi-public relations agency for women business owners. Its member organization regularly hosts networking events, investor dinners, educational opportunities and global retreats. For more information about Leading Women Entrepreneurs or the event, please visit www.lweworld.com, call us or email [email protected]