Raleigh, N.C. – Heather Hesketh was presented the 2006 Women in Business Award by Triangle Business Journal in recognition of her success and dynamic leadership in the Triangle’s business community. The award, presented at a ceremony on August 10, 2006, comes on the heels of recognition in April as a 40 Under 40 Leader.
The Women in Business event honored 25 businesswomen, and lifetime achievement award winner Elaine Marshall, for their excellence and accomplishments. The 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards annually recognize the Triangle’s most influential and highly accomplished young leaders. Hesketh received the special distinction of being the only person named to both lists in 2006.
“I’m especially happy about being named a member of both groups, simply because it will further strengthen my ties to other community leaders so that we can work together to give back to others,” says Hesketh. Over the past decade, Hesketh has ensured that communities, both on the web and the Triangle area, are nurtured by hesketh.com and its services. The company’s recent emphasis on enabling non-profits and higher education to cultivate and sustain their own communities is a natural outgrowth of that thinking. “In one sense, it allows us to exponentially grow our contribution to community,” she said.