Beatriz (Betty) Manetta, CEO of Argent Associates and Asociar, was recently recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses and a leader in women’s business development. The annaual WBE Star Award is the nation’s premier recognition for excellence among women-owned businesses, honoring 14 women from across the country who are leaders in their local business  communities and respective fields.

Manetta was selected by Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS), one of 14 WBENC regional affiliate Councils, for her business acumen, inspiration to other women and successful active role at the helm of two multi-million dollar companies. Manetta represents the more than 1200 WBEs with WBC. She was honored along with 13 other Stars during the 2019 WBENC Summit & Salute gathering of more than 1,800 entrepreneurs and business leaders in Houston, Texas.

“This is a prestigious  award and I am honored to be recognized by WBENC,” said Manetta. “This is reflective of the continuous work and community commitment of the Argent Associates and Asociar teams. We are thrilled to be a part of world-class organizations like WBENC and WBCS that understand women are an important economic driver in this country and worldwide.”

Manetta owns and operates two award-winning certified women-owned companies – Argent Associates and Asociar. Argent Associates, in its 21st year of existence, has evolved into a leading edge technology developer and manufacturer using the latest platforms to enhance customer experiences and business performance. Sister company, Asociar is utilizing its team of engineers and technologists to deploy emerging technologies nation-wide in a variety of industries. Asociar continues transforming asset management, supply chain visibility and network connectivity through innovative, faster, cost-effective solutions.

“We could not be more proud of the 2019 WBE Stars,” says Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. “Each one of the Stars exemplify the vital role women-owned businesses play in our economy. They are outstanding leaders, mentors and innovators.”

The 14 Stars will be jointly displaying  their products and services during the WBENC National Conference scheduled for June 2019. Each of their unique woman-owned business products and services will be featured in a Stars booth on the Expo floor.