Wanda Rogers Certified WBENC WBE Receives the Catalyst Award for Outstanding Leadership and Community Impact

In 2009, Wanda Rogers identified a critical need for job creation within the construction industry. With a mission to enhance the economy while addressing the demand for skilled tradespeople, she established Construction Service Workers. Her pioneering leadership has not only revolutionized her company but has also profoundly impacted her community. 

As a WBENC Certified Womens Business Enterprise (WBE) in Southern California, Wanda Rogers is the owner of SoCal Pre-Apprenticeship Program. This innovative initiative equips individuals with job readiness skills and guides them toward rewarding careers in skilled trades. Through comprehensive training programs, Wanda is committed to “upskilling untapped talent in underserved communities” and facilitating economic stability for individuals. 

 Wanda Rogers’s dedication to empowering underserved communities extends beyond her professional pursuits. She is deeply committed to assisting others in securing meaningful employment and attaining livable wages. As a pillar in her community, Wanda’s influence resonates far and wide, positively impacting countless lives. 

“I am deeply honored to receive the Catalyst Award and am thankful for the opportunity to effect positive change in the lives of others,” expressed Wanda Rogers. “My mission is to empower individuals and communities by providing access to economic opportunities and pathways to success.” 

Dr. Pamela Williamson, President/CEO of WBEC-West, commented, “Wanda Rogers’s receipt of the Catalyst Award is a testament to her exceptional leadership, dedication to diversity and inclusion, and significant impact on both her industry and community. Her visionary leadership and steadfast commitment to making a difference serve as an inspiration to us all.” 

About Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West) 

WBEC-West is a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a coalition of corporations, WBEs, and regionally focused women’s business organizations. As an affiliate organization, WBEC-West implements the certification standards of WBENC throughout Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Hawaii, and Guam. WBENC is the largest certifier of women’s business enterprises in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs. WBENC certification is nationally recognized and accepted by more than 10,000 major corporations. We also support corporations in their efforts to include WBENC Certified WBEs in their supply chain. 

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