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Top Honors for Louise Phipps Senft '88L

Louise Phipps Senft, founder of Louise Phipps Senft & Associates/Baltimore Mediation, received a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. This is the second Top 100 MBE Award for Louise, who was also honored in 2009.

A 1988 graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law, Louise founded her firm in 1993, and, at the time, it was the first to offer private mediation in Maryland. She has become one of the region’s leaders in the field of alternative dispute resolution and has pioneered the use of transformational and relational approaches to mediation in the U.S. and abroad.

She received her award from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler and MBE Award Founder/Program Director Sharon Pinder during ceremonies hosted by the mayor’s office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development on Oct. 23, in Baltimore.

The Top 100 MBE Awards were created to recognize those enterprising women and minority entrepreneurs who fuel the country’s economy through their innovation, sacrifices, and dedication. The awards also celebrate entrepreneurs for their significant and inspiring contributions to their clients, professions, industries and communities.

Louise has served on the boards of numerous organizations, from community associations to professional organizations and international non-profits, to advocate for safety, the environment, religious integrity and women’s rights, among other causes.

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