During National Business Women’s Week (NBWW), October 20-24, 2014, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation honors and salutes the following five outstanding military/veteran business women and the employers who support them. NBWW awards are given in honor of these courageous and creative women and employers who are making a difference in their military/veteran communities. Today we honor:
Dr. Scena B. Webb: A BPW Arizona local member, small business owner, and federal worker, Dr. Scena Webb is a proud U.S. Navy Veteran, who now dedicates much of her time to helping other veterans transition out of the military. In addition to her full-time professional career as a program manager with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire Arms and Explosives, where she helps write ATF legislation and policy, Dr. Webb owns a consulting firm, Celebrate Incorporated, which coaches transitioning veterans. She and her team of professionals at Celebrate Incorporated help veterans learn coping skills, goal setting, and bench marking. She also volunteers as a BPW Foundation Joining Forces Mentoring Plus mentor.
During her 21-year military career, Dr. Webb was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and eight Navy Achievement Medals. She has continued her service to her country with her work at the ATF, where she continues her passion of protecting our safety by influencing gun policy that will “keep the guns away from bad guys.” While at the ATF she has worked as a field investigator and at the ATF National Academy. She is an adjunct instructor at Indiana Wesleyan University where she coaches doctoral students in public administration who are working on their dissertations, helping them understand the importance of keeping public safety at the forefront of their work in public policy. Finally, by coaching and mentoring veterans, Ms. Webb continues to pay it forward by helping those who have served our country find success in the civilian workforce.
As an entrepreneur, a veteran, a scholar, a practitioner, and a citizen, Dr. Webb believes that reaching out to veterans and budding scholars is her way of serving others. Her passion for helping others is a gift.