Smart CEO magazine selected Janet Amirault, Software Consortium’s CEO, from a group of 250 nominated women business leaders to win the distinguished 2011 Brava! Women Business Achievement Award. The award recognizes exemplary leaders who encourage local philanthropy, mentoring, and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth.
Amirault was recognized at the Brava! Awards ceremony held July 13th at the American Visionary Art Museum and in the July edition of Smart CEO magazine. Amirault remarked at the event, “Women-owned businesses are putting people back to work and leading our nation out of the recession! I am proud to be among this extraordinary group of women.”
“The Brava! Awards honors women who embody the true meaning of leadership within their business and community at large,” said Georgia Thomas, Programs Manager, SmartCEO Publishing. “Janet is a shining example of what this award stands for and serves as an inspiration to women leaders across the Mid-Atlantic. We are thrilled to have recognized her!” Highlighted at the awards ceremony was Amirault’s remarkable recovery from a health issue, which put her on a course as a health resource and fitness advocate for others.
Software Consortium, an information technology solutions firm, has built a reputation for providing end-to-end software solutions that have created highly successful outcomes for over 100 government, enterprise, and mid-market clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. Known for deep technical expertise and a long-standing cultivation of emotional intelligence (EQ) in their consultants, they have a track record for solving difficult problems and leading innovation through emerging technologies.
Amirault’s deft management of Software Consortium has won accolades from leaders in the financial arena for its 20-year record of well-managed growth, at consistent fifteen percent year over year rate. “Janet is remarkable in her ability to read the dynamics of a team, shape a consensus, and coach all on its execution,” said Newt Fowler III, of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg.
About Software Consortium
Software Consortium is the twelfth largest of Baltimore’s woman-owned firms, is recognized as a top Minority Business Enterprise in Maryland, and is the fifth largest software development firm in the Baltimore area. Software Consortium’s 20 year success record in supporting both the public and private sector with solutions demonstrating technology leadership, management best practices, and deep subject matter expertise, has produced outstanding results for its clients and partners. Women-owned businesses have grown at a rate of one and a half times the national average (by 50% vs. 34%) for the last 14 years.
About SmartCEO Magazine
Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine is a regional business publication for growing companies, aimed at providing features, analysis and case studies each month to educate and inspire Greater Baltimore’s thought leaders. Readers range from young, dynamic companies to established multi-generational family owned firms.