We are proud to share the recognition we receive for our achievements and community service.

AG’s CEO Rebecca Contreras was named a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winner by Enterprising Women Magazine

Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes World’s Top Women Entrepreneurs

Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the winners of the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Honorees will be recognized at the 18th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, March 29 – 31, 2020.

The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship. Award winners were recognized in categories based on the annual sales revenues of their businesses. Finalists for the award, called Champions, were also named to the prestigious list of honorees.

The 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference will bring together dynamic women business owners from North America and around the world for workshops, networking opportunities, corporate sponsor exhibits, and awards presentations. The celebration will shine the spotlight on honorees, with award presentations at the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Gala Dinner, where one woman entrepreneur and one nonprofit leader will be inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame.

AG’s CEO Rebecca Contreras was recently named in the 2019 top 50 “Women 2 Watch” by Women’s President Organization.

This announcement shows WPO’s new ranking of Women 2 Watch annually; the list highlights WPO members from around the world (10,000 members) and bases the nomination on a mathematical formula for growth. The majority women owned companies are asked to submit their story with financials and revenue growth to validate their nomination. Our CEO is honored and humbled to have made the list of distinguished women and attributes AG’s success to the AG team who work so hard to help the company grow.

May 2018 – AvantGarde wins Women Owned Small Business of the Year – SBA San Antonio Texas – MED week

AvantGarde was recently awarded the 2018 Women-Owned Small Business of the Year, for the San Antonio Texas Region of SBA during Small Business Week. Our team is proud to be selected for this award! Rebecca Contreras quote upon accepting the award “We are only able to achieve success through the hard work of each individual AG team member who serves our clients with excellence every day. I am proud to accept the award on behalf of our team and know that behind any good business or leader stands a great team who fuel our success and overall growth!”

Anthony Ruiz SBA SA District Director presents Rebecca with the award
Women Profiles In Power Awardee August 2017 – Central Texas

Austin Business Journal’s released their “Women Profiles in Power” Nominees for 2017, a list of 85 amazing business women and entrepreneurs in the Central Texas area. AG President & CEO, Ms. Rebecca Contreras was on the list nominated and selected as one of five award winners. To read more click here.
MED Week 2017 Minority Federal Contractor Award TX

AG CEO Rebecca Contreras with Anthony Ruiz, SBA Director and SBA Specialist Eric Spencer, Texas Regional Office  – Covering Austin, San Antonio and surrounding cities

Minority Contractor of the Year for 2017

AvantGarde received in September 2017 the “Minority Contractor of the Year for 2017 from the -Minority Enterprise Development Consortium, Department of Commerce, San Antonio Texas”

Latina Entrepreneurial Excellence Award 2015

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in conjunction with the Texas Small Business Forum, honored AG President & CEO, Ms. Rebecca Contreras, with the Texas “Latina Entrepreneurial Excellence Award” for 2015.
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