EcoPlum Founder Gia Machlin is a 2020 Enterprising Women Award Winner
NEW YORK, NY, January 22, 2020—Today EcoPlum®, a sustainable promotional products and media company, announced that Gia Machlin, EcoPlum President & CEO, is a recipient of the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women, a global magazine for women entrepreneurs, announced Gia as an honoree along with other women named this year.
The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Honorees for 2020 will be recognized at the 18th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, to be held from Sunday, March 29 to Tuesday, March 31 at the Wyndham Grand in Clearwater Beach, Florida. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses; mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship; and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship. Award winners are recognized in categories based on annual sales revenue of their businesses.
Gia Machlin, EcoPlum President & CEO, said, “It is a great honor to be named an Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winner for 2020 and to join so many successful women who are honored with me in all stages of their business growth.”
A successful entrepreneur, Gia founded EcoPlum in 2007 with the goal of inspiring and motivating people to live more sustainably and practice conscious purchasing. EcoPlum sells its Sustainable Swag® line of promotional products as alternatives to conventional merchandise that is produced without considering the environmental impact in materials or processes. EcoPlum, a for-profit company, is committed to a triple-bottom line focus on people, planet and profit.
“The recipients of the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards represent an amazing group of women entrepreneurs from across the United States and as far away as Japan, India, Turkey, Kenya and the UAE,” Smiley said. “We are so proud to recognize their accomplishments as CEOs of fast-growth companies, community leaders, and role models and mentors to other women and girls. We look forward to shining the spotlight on them at our 18th annual awards event in March.”
The 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference will bring together dynamic women business owners from North America and around the world for two-and-a-half days of top-notch workshops, networking opportunities, corporate sponsor exhibits, and awards presentations. The celebration will shine the spotlight on honorees, with award presentations at the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Gala Dinner.
EcoPlum® is an environmentally focused business-to-business, media, and e-commerce company. EcoPlum Business Gifts (EBG) is its primary service, offering branded marketing solutions and selling eco friendly promotional products to companies, universities and organizations. EcoPlum brands and customizes its Sustainable Swag® product line for clients with their logos, taglines or messages. The EcoPlum Biz Blog covers the topic of sustainability with information, news and lifestyle articles primarily for business decision-makers.
As a for-profit company, EcoPlum has a strong social mission to help combat environmental issues and is committed to a triple-bottom-line strategy focused on people, planet and profit. EcoPlum hopes to inspire, inform and empower its clients and readers with consciousness of their daily habits, purchases and impact on the world’s limited resources. The company is on a path to transform the promotional products industry with more environmentally sound products to eliminate harmful waste and reduce dependency on plastic.
EcoPlum sells unique, innovative, high-quality, best-in-class promotional merchandise that combines both style and function. Products are sourced using rigorous standards for environmental and social sustainability using transparent criteria such as organic, vegan, recycled, reclaimed, renewable, upcycled, fair trade, fair labor, Made-in-the-USA, energy-efficient, ethically sourced, and third-party certification. EcoPlum product categories include apparel, kitchen, office, bags, wellness, outdoors, schools and food. Sustainability. Meet Style.®
EcoPlum is a member of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The company earned the Green America Business Seal of Approval and is certified nationally as a women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Sustainable Swag® solutions at EcoPlum.com https://ecoplum.com. For more information: info(at)ecoplum(dot)com, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EcoPlum, on Twitter via @ecoplum, and on Instagram via @ecoplum.