2011 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island winner
Embolden was named one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island in a competition sponsored by Providence Business News. The award was based on employee responses to a questionnaire about workplace culture, benefits and flexibility.
2009 RI Small Business Person of the Year
Embolden President and Founder Ann-Marie Harrington was named the 2009 RI Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration and honored with a reception at the White House.
Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program
The website Embolden developed for The Rhode Island Foundation in 2001 and 2002 was honored at the Council on Foundations’ Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program. In 2011, another Embolden-developed website, that of the MetroWest Health Foundation, received two top Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for excellence in communications. The program recognizes and encourages excellence in communications by foundations and corporate giving programs.
Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence
Embolden is a three-time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, taking the honor in 2006, 2007 and 2008, respectively.
As a winner of the Sloan Award, Embolden ranks as one of the country's leading practitioners of progressive workplace policies.
The Sloan Award is part of When Work Works, a nationwide initiative to highlight companies that have made real commitments to using workplace flexibility as a tool to enhance the success of businesses and employees.
SBA RI Minority Business Enterprise of the Year Award
Embolden was awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration Rhode Island Minority Business Enterprise of the Year Award for 2008.
As part of a Rhode Island salute to small businesses, Embolden, a woman-owned business, received the Minority Business Enterprise of the Year Award for 2008 “in recognition of your success within a highly competitive industry, and your efforts in fostering the development of other minority and women-owned enterprises by having demonstrated a willingness to assist these firms whenever possible.”
Northern Rhode Island YWCA Woman of Achievement
Embolden President Ann-Marie Harrington was awarded the Northern Rhode Island YWCA Woman of Achievement Award for 2008.
The YWCA’s Women of Achievement Awards are recognized nationally and are intended to increase awareness and appreciation of the diverse contributions of women. The 15 award winners were selected for their work toward the economic empowerment of women.
The YWCA said of Harrington: “She practices an entrepreneurial spirit.” It also cited her achievements in winning the Sloan Award for Business Excellence.