George Wins HBJ Award “2019 Women Who Mean Business”
By Brittani Wright
On Thursday, Oct. 3, Dr. Beena George, chief innovation officer, was recognized as an “outstanding leader in technology and education” at the 2019 Women Who Mean Business Awards, hosted by the Houston Business Journal.
This honor comes shortly after George was appointed as a judge for the 2019 Fast 100 and Innovation Awards where businesses are assessed on company-wide fiscal growth from 2016 through 2018.
“These awards aim to showcase innovation throughout all facets of business, not just technology,” Olivia Pulsinelli, HBJ Senior Web Editor, said. George was on the judge’s panel with five other executives, including Pierpont Communications’ President and CEO, Phil Morabito.
With back-to-back recognition, George is a trailblazer for UST, bringing forth innovation and excellence.
“As we continue to grow,” Dr. George said. “We make lots of new relationships and friends in the innovation space. It’s going to take all of us working together to leverage the full potential of this city, and we want to be a part of the conversation to recognize those who are doing great things.”
George holds inspiring expectations for the future, both for UST and the city of Houston.
“This is just the beginning,” George said, “of a five-year growth plan that sees the university more than doubling in size by 2023, as it provides the skilled workers and leaders that continue to build this city’s workforce.”