Avnet Celebrates Female Leader of the Year at Rise Event

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:22 pm MST


Avnet’s Rise program provides career and leadership development and celebrates achievements while promoting diversity of women in the workplace. Each year, the Rise committee celebrates and honors the company’s women through networking opportunities, recognition, events and more. Recently the Avnet Rise committee hosted a celebration and award ceremony for this year’s selection of the 2019 Female Leader of the Year Award and first-ever recipient of the Shining Star Award.

The Female Leader of the Year Award is an honor bestowed on a leader who inspires her peers and demonstrates true responsibility, discipline and innovation in her role. This year, Heather Fulara, Head of Supplier Management at Farnell was honored with that recognition for embodying all it stands for and more. The recipient of the inaugural Shining Star Award was Shannon Busch, Inside Sales Manager at Avnet.

This year’s award ceremony, and the recipients of the two awards, signify something else beyond Avnet’s commitment to recognizing and honoring women in the workplace. As employees of Newark/Farnell and Avnet, both Heather and Shannon’s much deserved accolades represent the talent, expertise and knowledge that is the Avnet ecosystem. 


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image of Avnet Female Leader of the Year Award, Heather Fulara (center)