BELLEVUE, WASH. – Jean Floten, President of Bellevue College, was celebrated yesterday at the BPW Bellevue monthly luncheon at The Harbor Club in Bellevue as she was announced as the 2009 Woman of The Year.
Christine Addison, BPW Bellevue Chapter President, made the announcement and presented Floten with a plaque and proclamation and said Floten is a “true gift to the city of Bellevue and Eastside Communities.”
Other finalists included Heija Nunn and Helena Stephens.
Ms. Floten was selected by a panel of judges because of her outstanding leadership, achievement, contribution to her community and support of other woman in business throughout her career.
The award, given during National Business Women’s Week, October 19-23, 2009, is part of the ongoing nationwide campaign recognizing women who have made significant contributions toward improving opportunities for women in the workplace and her enrichment of her business and personal communities.
Since 1928, National Women’s Business Week has honored the contributions of working women across the country. For additional information on BPW Bellevue’s Woman of the Year and National Business Women’s Week, contact Christine Addison, BPW Bellevue President or visit www.bpwbellevue.org.
Founded in 1919, Business and Professional Women (BPW) promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. With 1,500 local chapters nationwide and members in every congressional district, BPW is the leading advocate for millions of working women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. We provide members with professional development programs, networking, participation in grassroots activism, and opportunities to support scholarships for disadvantaged women.