The Home was recently honored at the 22nd Awards for Excellence by the Better Business Bureau. The agency was one of the finalists selected in the category of Houston non-profits. These awards were begun in 1992 as a joint effort of the BBB Education Foundation and the University of Houston Bauer College of Business Administration. It was the intent to recognize area businesses for their commitment to quality. Initially they were named the Spirit of Texas Awards and were modeled after the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. They continue, today to highlight local business for their acheivements and commitment to overall excellence and quality in the workplace.
Board President Brenda White, Board member Jo Reid, Executive Director, Paula Paust and Director of Resource Development, Marcia Tapp were on hand with a packed house of 985 buisness leaders representing the finalists at the Westin Galleria on Wednesday, May 7. Friend of The Home, mistress of ceremonies, Deborah Duncan entertained the guests as winners were announced.
“The distinction of this particular recognition is thrilling”, said Paust, the 23 year veteran leader of The Women’s Home. “We are indeed honored to be recognized in such esteemed company.”
The core values adopted and in place at The Home go a long way to providing a framework for excellence.
Dignity: Respect for the worth of every person.
Integrity: Honesty, justice, consistency and ethical practice in all relationships.
Inclusiveness: Diversity in those we serve, our staff and leadership.
Stewardship: Wise use of talents and resources in the service of others.
Wholistic Growth: Empowerment of individuals to adapt creatively to changes in life.