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Jacoby honored with “Women of Influence” award

The Women of Influence Steering Committee has selected Mary Lou Jacoby as the second recipient of the Joan Strewler-Carter Women of Influence award. The Kansas Women’s Business Center hosted the fourth annual Women of Influence event on September 12, 2007. The Women of Influence event celebrates women’s entrepreneurship and raises proceeds to develop entrepreneurial programs for the Kansas Women’s Business Center.

Mary Lou Jacoby has been selected by the Women of Influence Steering Committee based on her involvement and leadership in several women’s organizations in our metropolitan community.  Her most recent initiative as a champion of the Million $ Mentoring Program, a collaborative effort between the Kansas Women’s Business Center and Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program, affords women entrepreneurs advisory panels to mentor them through high growth strategies and challenges. Jacoby also is an advisor to the Circle of Influence program, serving high growth and accomplished clients of the Kansas Women’s Business Center. She also continues to independently mentor several women business owners throughout the metropolitan community.

Although the Kansas Women’s Business Center has been a fortunate recipient of Jacoby’s involvement, several other organizations have benefited as well. Jacoby has served as a long time member and past board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Kansas City Chapter.

She is one of the most successful woman entrepreneurs in our region and has won numerous awards personally and for her company, warehouse1.

warehouse1 is an international provider of materials handling equipment and systems. A certified woman-owned, small business, the company provides full project development and management including application design and installation of moving and storage systems for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.