Awards

Lindy Huang Werges Honored as ‘Woman of the Year’ by Los Angeles County Commission for Women

Lindy Huang Werges | 2019 Woman of the Year | Business Honoree

Lindy Huang Werges | 2019 Woman of the Year | Business Honoree

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – MARCH 19, 2019 – The Los Angeles County Commission for Women (LACCW) and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors honored Lindy Huang Werges as the Woman of the Year Award | Business Honoree during the 34th Annual Women of the Year Awards & Scholarship luncheon, on March 11, 2019 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown, Los Angeles. Nominated by Ankit H. Brahmkshatri, Manager of Supplier Diversity at The Walt Disney Company, Ms. Werges was one of five Women of the Year | Community-At-Large Awards recipients.  

Widely regarded as the most prestigious honor that can be given to women leaders and advocates, the “Women of the Year” Awards Luncheon recognizes women who are outstanding role models for over 4 million women in the County of Los Angeles. District Awardees are selected by each Los Angeles County Supervisor and Community At-Large Awardees are selected by the Commission for Women in the following six categories: Education, Health, Arts/Media, Business/Labor, Law/Public Safety, Women Veterans.

“Since 1986, LACCW has hosted this event to highlight and acknowledge the work of women in our community and celebrate the work of women throughout our County.” said Ana Maria Garcia, Esq., President and First District Commissioner, “We know that women impact and contribute to our society every day, in every industry, in every city across this county.”

“Beyond managing her award-winning business and family, Lindy has most recently served as Senior Vice-Chair of Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West), is a Founding Advisor for TuesdayNights.org (a non-profit that supports female entrepreneurs and professional women’s network), serves as a mentor for Women’s Accelerator (a high-touch women’s mentor organization), along with serving on the board of Fulfillment Fund. Lindy also supports women and girls’ initiatives by supporting Mount Saint Mary’s University’s research on promoting gender equity, women’s leadership, and being a positive force for social change.

As Senior Vice-Chair of Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West, Lindy has spent a considerable amount of time, effort and resources to identify, engage and mentor women-owned businesses to help connect with business growth opportunities that the women business owners would not typically get. Lindy advocates on behalf of the women business owners for equitable inclusion in the economic growth across multiple industries. Lindy has organized and hosted networking events, match-making events and EXPOs to name a few to help women business owners.

Lindy’s involvement on the board of the Fulfillment Fund offers teens from inner-city to aspire for greater than themselves. Lindy has not only mentored many young women from the Fulfillment Fund but also has provided crucial real-world work training by hiring these young women in her businesses.” – Ankit H. Brahmkshatri

WBEC-West Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Connect Showcase at Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA; August 2018; Photo Credit:  Andrew Chenault Creative

WBEC-West Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Connect Showcase at Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA; August 2018; Photo Credit: Andrew Chenault Creative

“I’d like to thank Ankit Brahmkshatri for nominating and advocating for me,” said Lindy, “It has been an absolute privilege to collaborate with corporate members and serve our community of diverse and women entrepreneurs, and young professionals, as we work towards achieving equity and parity.

I have been so fortunate to have incredible individuals advocate for me over the years, and in turn, that advocacy has inspired and continues to inspire me to do the same. Many of those individuals are here today, the founders of TuesdayNights.org; the Fulfillment Fund; Mount Saint Mary’s University and the Center for the Advancement of Women; as well as my dear friend Diane Reichenberger, thank you for your friendship, for always showing up, and for being such an inspiration to our community.

Most importantly, I want to thank our kids for adopting my passion for volunteering as their passions over the years; and my husband Tom, for the unconditional love and support, and many times the only man in the room. Thank you for being my rock!”

Tom Werges  (Founder,  Slinger Straps ) & Lindy Huang Werges

Tom Werges (Founder, Slinger Straps) & Lindy Huang Werges

 

2019 Honorees

Fourth District Honorees

  • Mone’t Carter, Alison Colacchico, and Andrea Prillwitz, co-participants of Project Light The Way.

District Honorees

  • Alexandra Torres Galancid (Executive Director, Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles (W.I.N.T.E.R.))

  • Araceli Campos (Executive Director, Miguel Contreras Foundation; Chair, Women and Girls Initiative Governing Council)

  • Ann Reiss Lane (Founder and Chair Emeritus, Women Against Gun Violence)

  • Peggy Edwards, M.P.A. (President, Bridge to Home)

President’s Award

  • Julie A. Su (Secretary, California Labor and Workforce Development Agency)

Community-At-Large Honorees

  • Arts and Media Honoree - Karen Mack (Founder, LA Commons)

  • Business Honoree - Lindy Huang Werges (Founder and Principal, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Co-Founder, Zen Yoga Strap, Inc.)

  • Education Honoree – Wendy Spinner (Vice President, UBS Financial Services)

  • Health Honoree – Janette Robinson-Flint (Executive Director, Black Women for Wellness)

  • Labor Honoree – Lilia Garcia Brower (Executive Director, Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund

About Lindy Huang Werges

Lindy Huang Werges is a high-performing executive, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate for women’s initiatives, gender equity & parity, and college access & success for economically disadvantaged & under-resourced students. She is a master connector of people + community, which have resulted in countless collaborations, partnerships, and friendships.

Lindy possesses 25+ years of executive search and corporate finance & accounting experience. She began her career with global, publicly-traded corporations before entering the start-up world in 2005. Lindy is the founder of Integritas Resources, Inc., an award-winning full-service executive search and talent acquisition firm specializing in the finance & accounting industry; and the co-founder of Zen Yoga Strap, Inc., an ecommerce company and creator of the unique 3-loop tiered progress | yoga strap.

Lindy attributes her career and company successes to her “pay it forward” mentality. She believes communities thrive because of a symbiotic relationship between its people and its communities, and the best way to stimulate our economy is by connecting its people in supporting its local, diverse businesses. 

 

About the Los Angeles County Commission for Women

  • First District Commissioners: Ana Maria Garcia, Esq. (President), Irma Archuleta, & Barbara Kappos, LCSW (Treasurer)

  • Second District Commissioners: Maria Calix & Dr. Regina Smith

  • Third District Commissioners: Karriann Farrell Hinds (Vice President), Julie Friedman, & Vanessa  Thompson 

  • Fourth District Commissioners: Allison Castellanos, Dr. Caren Grisham, & Amy Howorth

  • Fifth District Commissioners: Alice S. Petrossian (President), Becky A. Shevlin & Bridgett Amis

 

About the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

  • Janice Hahn (Chair, Fourth District)

  • Hilda L. Solis (Supervisor, First District)

  • Sheila Kuehl (Supervisor, Third District)

  • Mark Ridley-Thomas (Supervisor, Second District)

  • Kathryn Barger (Supervisor, Fifth District)

  • Celia Zavala (Executive Officer, Board of Supervisors).

 

Interview with Catherine Gray of Live Love Thrive | Women's Empowerment Podcast

360Karma’s Live Love Thrive Show Host Catherine Gray interviews Lindy Huang Werges, Principal & Founder of Integritas Resources, Inc. Lindy is a high-performing executive, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate for women’s initiatives and gender equity and parity. Lindy is also the Principal & Co-founder of Zen Yoga Strap, Inc. The Zen Yoga Strap™ is the perfect yoga strap to help you progress to your deepest stretches within a wide variety of poses.

Watch the interview on YouTube or iTunes!

Integritas Resources Awarded 2018 Supplier of the Year Award (Class I) by SCMSDC

INTEGRITAS RESOURCES, INC. AWARDED SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARDS (SOTY) FROM THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

(Left to Right) Richard Chiera + Jannie Chiera + Athena Chiera, Athena Engineering, Inc. – SOTY 2018 Class II Awardee; Lindy Huang Werges, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Zen Yoga Strap, Inc., – SOTY 2018 Class I Awardee; Tom Werges, Slinger Straps, LLC. (Source: SCMSDC)

(Left to Right) Richard Chiera + Jannie Chiera + Athena Chiera, Athena Engineering, Inc. – SOTY 2018 Class II Awardee; Lindy Huang Werges, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Zen Yoga Strap, Inc., – SOTY 2018 Class I Awardee; Tom Werges, Slinger Straps, LLC. (Source: SCMSDC)

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – AUGUST 6, 2018 – The Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) announced the winners of the Supplier of the Year (SOTY) Awards during the 34th Annual Supplier of the Year Awards luncheon, sponsored by American Honda Motor Co. on July 25, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Integritas Resources, Inc., nominated by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as an exemplary partner, was awarded as the 2018 Class I Supplier of the Year during the luncheon.

Widely regarded as the most prestigious honor that can be given to a certified minority business enterprise, the SOTY Awards are determined by a panel of procurement and supplier diversity leaders who represent SCMSDC’s corporate membership. That membership includes, among others, The Walt Disney CompanyAmerican Honda Motor Co., Southern California EdisonSouthern California Gas CompanyNBCUniversalAmgenSony Pictures Entertainment and AEG.

This year’s evaluating committee members comprised of Charles Harmon, Chair of SCMSDC and Senior Manager, Administration Division at American Honda Motor Co.;  Brian Butts, Manager, Office of Inclusion and Diversity, American Honda Motor Co.; Michelle Chieks, PSEP Supplier Diversity, SoCalGas; Michelle Smith-Ballard, Vice President of Community and Citizenship, Turner Construction; Mario Munoz, Staff Vice President, Procurement and Accounts Payable, AnthemVicky Harper-Hall, Sector Manager, Global Supplier Diversity Programs and Government Relations, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman; Dennis Thurston, Program Manager, Supplier Diversity and Development, Southern California Edison; and Ben Tubuo, Supplier Diversity Manager, The Walt Disney Company.

“The Supplier of the Year Awards celebrate the unique relationships that develop between our MBEs and corporate members,” said Virginia Gomez, president and CEO of SCMSDC. “It reinforces the value these relationships bring and the positive impact they have on both of their businesses.”

(Left to Right) Ken Ashford, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Amanda Ma, Innovate Marketing Group; Virginia Gomez, SCMSDC; Lindy Huang Werges; Charles Harmon, American Honda Motor Co. (Source: SCMSDC)

(Left to Right) Ken Ashford, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Amanda Ma, Innovate Marketing Group; Virginia Gomez, SCMSDC; Lindy Huang Werges; Charles Harmon, American Honda Motor Co. (Source: SCMSDC)

Lindy Huang Werges, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Zen Yoga Strap, Inc. (Source: SCMSDC)

Lindy Huang Werges, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Zen Yoga Strap, Inc. (Source: SCMSDC)

 

“It is with great honor that we receive this award,” said Lindy Huang Werges.“Thank you to Ken Ashford and Metropolitan Water District for nominating and believing in us; to the Council and American Honda for your dedication and service to our community. It was a game changer for us to certify and meet the many dedicated members of the Council and the SCMSDC community, to know you are all here to support each one of us and that we are not alone in our journey. Special thanks to Ankit Brahmkshatri for the mentoring and guidance.”

As the Class I awardee, Integritas Resources, Inc. receives a complimentary full conference registration to the National Minority Supplier Development Council (“NMSDC”) annual business conference in Austin, Texas in October. Along with the awardees from Class II, III and IV, IntResInc will move forward to compete in the regional and national competition of the NMSDC SOTY Awards, which will culminate at the national conference on October 17, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

About Integritas Resources, Inc. (“IntResInc”)

IntResInc is a Southern California based executive search, recruitment, and staffing firm specializing in the placement of finance and accounting professionals. IntResInc provides strategic diverse staffing solutions on a direct hire, contract, contract-to-hire, and on a project basis.

Integritas Resources, Inc. believes in being an active participant in stimulating our economy through grassroots efforts by supporting small and diverse businesses including Women Owned businesses (WBE), Minority Owned Businesses (MBE), LGBTQ Businesses, and Veteran Owned Businesses in our local communities.

Along with the support garnered to minority initiatives, IntResInc believes in making the world a better place by giving back to the community through fundraising and volunteer efforts. IntResInc’ philanthropic efforts are intertwined within the company’s culture and core values. At IntResInc we strive to connect our local community with its people by bringing awareness to locally owned businesses and by supporting community-based volunteer efforts for under-resourced teens and young professionals with education and mentoring programs, career counseling, professional internships, professional development, and women’s initiatives.

IntResInc is honored to be a part of the SCMSDC bringing together diverse business initiatives and celebrating the success of diverse suppliers through the Supplier of the Year Awards. 

(Left to Right) Tom Werges, Slinger Straps, LLC.; Lindy Huang Werges, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Zen Yoga Strap, Inc.; Andrea Carrillo

(Left to Right) Tom Werges, Slinger Straps, LLC.; Lindy Huang Werges, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Zen Yoga Strap, Inc.; Andrea Carrillo

(Left to Right) Caron Ng, Nu-Set, Inc.; Athena Chiera, Athena Engineering, Inc.; Lindy Huang Werges, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Zen Yoga Strap, Inc.; Stacia Kato-Takayesu, Toyota North America (Source: SCMSDC)

(Left to Right) Caron Ng, Nu-Set, Inc.; Athena Chiera, Athena Engineering, Inc.; Lindy Huang Werges, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Zen Yoga Strap, Inc.; Stacia Kato-Takayesu, Toyota North America (Source: SCMSDC)

Lindy Huang Werges, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Zen Yoga Strap, Inc.; Ken Ashford, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Source: SCMSDC)

Lindy Huang Werges, Integritas Resources, Inc. + Zen Yoga Strap, Inc.; Ken Ashford, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Source: SCMSDC)

Founder and Principal Lindy Huang Werges Nominated for LA Business Journal’s 25th Annual Women’s Summit & Awards 2017

Integritas Resources is honored to announce that our Founder and Principal Lindy Huang Werges has been nominated for two LA Business Journal’s 2017 Women’s Summit & Awards:  Philanthropist of the Year and Business Owner / CEO of the Year. The Women’s Summit, now in its 25th year, was designed to recognize and honor outstanding businesswomen in Los Angeles County who have made significant achievements and contributions.

The event will be held on Friday, June 23rd from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the JW Marriot at LA Live in Los Angeles. From 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., there will be six forum sessions featuring successful female executives, on topics ranging from leadership, female empowerment, and perseverance, after which the Awards Luncheon will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The award categories include Business Owner / CEO of the Year, Executive of the Year, Rising Star, Volunteer of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, and Corporate Advocate.

“It is an incredible honor to be nominated along with such an accomplished group of women executives, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 25th Annual Women’s Summit,” said Lindy. “Now more than ever, women are breaking barriers across all platforms by driving innovation, social good, job creation, and the development of our next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. It is a distinguished privilege to celebrate the positive socioeconomic impact these women have contributed to our local and global communities!”

Lindy Huang Werges | Founder |  Integritas Resources  +  Zen Yoga Strap  | 2017 | Photo Credit:  Andrew Chenault Creative

Lindy Huang Werges | Founder | Integritas Resources + Zen Yoga Strap | 2017 | Photo Credit: Andrew Chenault Creative

With 20 years of specialized finance and accounting executive search experience, 15 plus years of experience developing start-up divisions within new markets, and nine years of corporate finance and accounting experience, Lindy has successfully helped some of the world’s most recognizable and distinguished firms acquire talent. By combining excellence, integrity, as well as a unique consultative and strategic approach, she has provided her clients with the highest quality service and resources, to ensure their finance and accounting departments remain whole and balanced.

In addition to establishing an impeccable reputation within the specialized executive search and staffing industry, Lindy is also the Co-Founder of Zen Yoga Strap, Inc., a specialized yoga strap company. Philanthropically, she is an active and committed volunteer, advocate, and supporter of non-profit organizations that support teen education in under-resourced communities, women’s professional development, and the development of the next generation of leaders. A dedicated board member of Fulfillment Fund’s Scholar Bridge, Lindy also proudly supports Tuesdaynights as a Founding Advisor, Women’s AcceleratorStep Up,  Mount Saint Mary’s UniversityThe Empowerment ProjectTrue Colors Fund, as well as What a Pair!.

 About Integritas Resources, Inc.

Integritas Resources, Inc. is Southern California based award-winning executive search, recruitment, and staffing firm specializing in the placement of finance and accounting professionals. Our industry specialties span from entertainment, digital advertising and marketing, technology, start-ups, financial services, professional services, real estate, to consumer products.

Through our consultative and strategic diverse sourcing solutions and belief in business and financial integrity, we have consistently exceeded expectations and fulfilled our clients’ short-term and long-term staffing needs. We strive to provide our clients with the highest quality service by focusing on corporate culture, fully vetting candidates with 360o professional references, and engaging with clients and candidates continuously post-placement, which have resulted in lower industry turnover and overall costs for our clients.

At Integritas Resources, we also believe in doing our part to make the world a better place by giving back to the community through fundraising and volunteer efforts. We continuously strive to connect our local community with its people by bringing awareness to locally owned businesses, and by supporting community-based volunteer efforts for under-resourced teenagers and young professionals with education and mentoring programs, career counseling, and women’s initiatives.