Alphapointe Foundation Executive Director and Alphapointe Vice President of Program Services and Development Gina Gowin was honored by the Kansas City Business Journal as a member of the 2022 class of “Women Who Mean Business” during a luncheon award ceremony Aug. 19.
The Women Who Mean Business program honors those top-ranking women in Kansas City businesses who also take an active role in the community and in helping other businesswomen succeed. Since the program began in 2000, it has recognized 550 women from throughout the metro.
“When I was growing up, women weren’t CEOs or directors in the 1960s, and to see how things have changed has been amazing,” Gowin said in an interview with the Kansas City Business Journal. “I’m a staunch supporter of women, and I love that I have and am able to empower other women through my leadership position.”
One of 25 honorees, Gowin was recognized for achievements in a career spanning more than 30 years in the non-profit sector. With Alphapointe, Gowin successfully leads a team that provides life-changing services to thousands of people of all ages who are blind every year.
Since starting her career at Alphapointe more than 10 years ago, Gowin has spearheaded the organization’s development efforts and raised millions of dollars in the process – all of which is used to pursue Alphapointe’s mission of empowering people with vision loss to achieve their goals and aspirations.