The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) recently named Kristena Hackett to the 2021 Top 10. This is an annual award that has been given by the ABWA since 1956. Each year, they recognize 10 members for outstanding achievement in their careers, community involvement and educational development.
Hackett is currently serving her second term as president of the ABWA Humble Artesian League. As a Top 10 award winner, Hackett is now eligible for consideration as the 2021 American Business Woman of ABWA, an award that will be announced Friday, Oct. 16, on the third day of the first virtual ABWA’s 2020 National Women's Leadership Conference.
In a heartfelt message to her league, she said, “This is absolutely incredible! I stand on the shoulders of Top 10s who came before me in our league. They are 2006 Germaine Porché, 2008 Diana Morales Taylor, and 2011 Bonnie Longnion. I am so honored to be one of the Top 10 Business Women of ABWA (Forever 10). It’s in moments like these that you reflect and realize that everything does happen for a reason. Your hard times do not define you; they refine you. Thanks be to God, my mother Valencia Hackett, my family, my league ABWA — Humble Artesian, my friends and to every lesson learned.”
Hackett is currently the owner of Source Media Solutions. For over a decade as the media and IT specialist of a nonprofit organization in Houston, she developed the skills at every level of the industry from videography and editing to writing, interviewing, audio mixing and IT services. She was awarded the 2017 Woman of Excellence award from the Federation of Houston Professional Women and the 2018 and 2020 Woman of the Year from the American Business Women Association of Humble Artesian League.
As a keynote speaker, she shares her knowledge on social media, business apps or even how to keep going through the darkest of times. Hackett 's love for friends and family is what matters most. She learned from her mother how to be strong but loving, tenacious but humble, and hardworking but always willing to help. Hackett was timid, quiet and scared, but was accepted for who she was by her sisters in ABWA Humble Artesian. ABWA caused her to step out of her comfort zone and step into her destiny.
The American Business Women’s Association of the Humble Artesian Chapter has a long history in the area. The Humble Charter Chapter was chartered in 1979 and the Artesian Chapter in 1981. The chapters combined their resources in 1989, becoming the Humble Artesian Chapter. The chapter continues to be a wonderful representation of the many businesses and services offered in the area.
The ABWA Humble Artesian League is part of a national network of businesswomen. Founded in 1949, ABWA is a strong association of chapters and Express Networks nationwide. ABWA provides business skills training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations to enhance career advancement and personal development. ABWA has dedicated more than half a century to women’s education and provided workplace skills and career development for their members.
More information about the leading association for working women and women business owners can be found at abwahumble.org.