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Arlene Wube Wins Washington Business Journal Diversity in Business Award

Washington, DC (February 4, 2022) – Arlene Wube, President and COO of Arlo Solutions, was listed as a Washington Business Journal Diversity in Business Awards Honoree.

The Diversity in Business Awards recognize the Washington region’s top business leaders of color in the Greater Washington area based on demonstrated success over the past 12 to 18 months. Nominations are judged based on professional accomplishments, community leadership and philanthropy, as well as awards and milestones.

Arlene’s win reflects her exceptional business leadership and dedication to empowering youth through education. Arlene has been instrumental in helping Arlo Solutions compete in the federal market by strategically analyzing, developing, and implementing the company’s functions, such as day-to-day operations, contract compliance, financial, and human resources activities. Under Arlene’s leadership, Arlo continues to experience rapid growth in both its operations and revenue – valued today at over $7 Million.

In her personal and professional life, Arlene places a high value on giving back to the community. Growing up in Camden, NJ, Arlene was involved in the nonprofit, UrbanPromise, which equips young people with the skills and resources needed for academic achievement. She founded UrbanPromise’s Ambassadors for Hope scholarship campaign and served as a board member from 2010-2018.

Today, Arlene serves as Co-Chair of UrbanPromise’s Rooted to Grow campaign, a bold effort to raise $6 Million to enhance all youth programs, strengthen staff, and invest in the organization’s sustainability and leadership for the next thirty years of service to youth in Camden. She has also rallied her colleagues to join this effort, holding a birthday party fundraiser in 2021 for Tesfa ‘Taz’ Wube, Arlo’s Chief Growth Officer, which raised $50,000 for youth education. Arlene has also brought Lonye Ford, Arlo Solutions CEO, to speak to program participants and give career advice.

Arlene has shared her passion for improving the lives of young people with everyone she can, inspiring others to give their time and money to a worthy cause.

Arlene and other winners will be honored onstage at the 15th Annual Diversity in Business Awards reception on March 24, 2022, at the Four Seasons in Washington DC. View the complete list of honorees here.