But when I found out that I, Debra Jo Chiapuzio President of the Emma Zen Foundation, was nominated for this title I also found out who nominated us! The who was as impressive; Denise Fleck of Sunny-Dog Ink and our Treasurer and head of Safety Council and two of out TEAM programs. See I have no idea how this foundation ended up with a board such as we have. It has three absolute incredible women of business on it. Women I admire. Women I look up to and Women I am awed by. I have always surround myself with those a step ahead of myself, gives you something to stride forward to. But that is also how I have always seen it as they are on a level above myself. So when one of them reached out to the Women in the Pet Industry Network to say I was as impressive as they were, well I don't how to put into words my emotions.
Making to the finalists I became one of the Top Women of the Year in 2014 and still I believe the reason that looks so good is because of the women that surround me!
Thank you for your confidence, your believe, your respect in where I what I have done to take this organization where it is at and thank you for the nomination!
Debra Jo Chiapuzio
Important Note: Denise Fleck was then nominated and made it to be named one of the Top Women in the Pet Industry by one of her peers! The Emma Zen Foundation is the first nonprofit to have two women on their board who are both finalist!! Now how is that for powerful presentation! Go EZF!!!