Wolak recognised for firm-wide mentoring of women; Riesenberg recognised as a Rising Star
MENLO PARK, Calif., November 5, 2020 — The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) has named two employees of global consulting firm Protiviti as 2020 Women of Excellence. Naomi Wolak, a Protiviti managing director, is honoured in the Mentor Maven category, and Sarah Riesenberg, a senior consultant, is named a Rising Star. The annual NAFE Women of Excellence awards honour women who ‑ while succeeding in their own right ‑ also support the success of other women.
Wolak is a leader in Protiviti’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practise, delivering internal audit and financial reporting consulting services to clients across various industries. Based in Protiviti’s Washington D.C. office, she is a champion of diversity within the firm and serves on its global diversity and inclusion committee. NAFE is recognising Wolak for her efforts to promote the development and advancement of women, including leading Protiviti’s global employee networking group focused on the Initiative for the Growth and Retention of Women in the Workplace, which supports and mentors the firm’s employees by addressing issues relevant to women through various forums and facilitating networking events and community service activities.
Riesenberg serves clients in Protiviti’s Technology Consulting practise and is based in Denver, CO. She is a founding member of the firm’s employee networking group for Gender Equality in Tech, which now has a network of champions and an active membership of more than 350 employees globally, including male colleagues who participate as allies.
“Protiviti continually strives to provide a workplace for women employees that is nurturing and supportive of their goals, helping to ensure they have what they need to achieve the highest levels in their careers and finding innovative ways to help them,” said Susan Haseley, an executive vice president of Protiviti and global leader of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “Naomi and Sarah have been unrelenting champions for this effort and all our people have benefited from their exceptional accomplishments. They are indeed women of excellence!”
Wolak, Riesenberg and all the NAFE 2020 Women of Excellence will be recognised during a virtual celebration on November 13.