as a Top Female Business Owner
For Immediate Release
Rose International CEO Recognized as a Top Female Business Owner
Rose CEO chosen as a top woman entrepreneur in North America
ST. LOUIS (April 27, 2005)- Rose International CEO, Himanshu (Sue) Bhatia, has been recognized as a Top Woman Business Builder by Fast Company and the Women Presidents’ Organization.
This award recognizes Mrs. Bhatia for her success as a female business leader, as well as her innovative business models and leadership skills.
“Woman-owned and operated businesses are increasingly being recognized by Corporate America and government,” said Mrs. Bhatia. “America’s 9.1 million women-owned businesses employ 27.5 million people, and contribute $3.6 trillion to the economy. To ignore these businesses, would be a strategic mistake. It’s exciting to see a magazine like Fast Company put the resources into such a list and it is an honor to be recognized in this list!”
This first annual awards competition for women entrepreneurs received nearly 600 applications. The top 25 applicants made the list of winners. The winners were honored at the annual Women Presidents’ Organization conference earlier this month and featured in the May 2005 issue of Fast Company.
About Rose International
Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing information technology and business services to corporations and government agencies nationwide and in the United Kingdom. Rose has offices and development centers in seven U.S. cities and one in New Delhi, India. Rose’s offshore development center is CMM Level 3 certified, and is in the process of attaining CMMI Level 5 certification. With nearly 1,000 associates and steady revenue growth, Rose is recognized as one of the country's fastest-growing and most successful companies. Rose’s client list includes ChevronTexaco, the Department of Defense, SBC, the State of Missouri and Toyota, among others.
Recently, Rose International partnered with SBC Communications to build and offer MaestroVMS™. The system is a Web-based vendor management tool designed to help companies streamline the internal processes involved in managing contingent workforce contracts.
In 2003, Rose received the SBA National Entrepreneurial Success award, and in 2001, CEO Himanshu Bhatia was named the Missouri Small-Business Person of the Year. The company has been consistently recognized for its success, having been named to the VARBusiness 500, Inc 500, St. Louis Regional Technology Top 50,Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 and Working Woman 500, among many other honors.