Awards & Recognitions
Brown is the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Carolinas Program Award, 2010-2011 Deputy Co-Chair of WIPP; featured in Mary Cantando’s book ‘Leading with Care’; featured on page 84 of July’s Black EOE Journal; featured in 2011 Woman’s Advantage Calendar; named as Greater Women’s Council Board of Directors (GWBC); winner of CMSDC Supplier of the Year 2010 Award; participant on The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) Panel; selected as Fortune: Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs of 2010; guest speaker on a panel at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2010 in Washington, D.C. along with President Barack Obama, the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, business tycoon Warren Buffett, and many other notable business leaders; and featured in News & Observer and Bloomberg news. Additionally, Leah received the 2010 Women Extraordinaire Award from Business Leader Media.
A10 ranked first on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies’ list of the Top 10 Black-Run Companies in the country and placed in the top 500 of the list of Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America at number 92 overall, with an extraordinary three-year growth rate of 2,714.3%. Within its own industry segment, Health, A10 ranks fifth in the country. And finally, A10 placed tenth in the list of Top 10 Woman-Run Companies in the country.
In addition, Brown is an awareness writer and speaker for workforce issues impacting clinical research. She has authored several articles including “Retention: An important Factor of Minority Subjects in Research” and “Taking Clinical Research Careers to a new ‘Life’.”
Brown’s industry leadership roles include: Co-Founder and Board of Directors Vice President for Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc.; Pharmaceutical/Bio-Tech Industry Chair – Carolinas Minority Development Council (CMSDC); American Heart Association Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team; Member, Association of Clinical Research Professionals; Forum-At-Large Women Business Enterprise National Council; Advisory Board for Enterprising Women Magazine; Deputy Co-Chair for Healthcare Committee for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) in Washington, D.C.; Board of Directors of Greater Women’s Business Council; Board of Directors on the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; and International Affairs Council member.