Marla Carter Honored for Transformative Leadership at Doorways

CBIZ Announces Honorees for Fourth Annual Women Transforming Business Awards

Powered by CBIZ Women’s Advantage, the Awards honor visionary leaders throughout the nation.

CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE: CBZ), a leading national provider of financial, insurance, and advisory services, has announced the honorees of its fourth annual Women Transforming Business Awards powered by CBIZ Women’s Advantage. Honorees for these awards are being announced today in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The awards celebrate leaders nationwide acknowledging their significant contributions in five key categories: financial strength, innovation, culture, community impact, and the newest addition, emerging leader.

“The Women Transforming Business Awards recognize current and future leaders in multiple industries who are making a difference and impact in their organizations and communities,” said Jerry Grisko, President and CEO of CBIZ. “Each honoree shows the spirit of innovation, resilience and compassion, inspiring others to strive for excellence and drive positive and transformational change.”

Doorways is proud to share that the agency’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Marla Carter, SHRM-SCP, has been selected as an honoree in the Culture category. As a key member of Doorways’ leadership team, Carter directs the organization’s comprehensive human resources strategy. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, she is passionate about supporting people’s personal growth and development, and cultivating a culture of belonging, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

“By recognizing the invaluable contributions of these leaders, we can celebrate their achievements and pave the way for future generations. Congratulations to this impressive group of honorees,” said Lori Novickis, National Leader of CBIZ Women’s Advantage.

Carter and her fellow honorees will be celebrated at a free virtual awards event on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. ET. For more information and to register for the event, visit the Women Transforming Business Awards page.

About Doorways

Since 1978, Doorways has provided Arlington’s only emergency shelter for survivors of intimate partner violence. Today, Doorways’ dual state-accredited response to domestic and sexual violence includes community-based, shelter, and housing programs, as well as youth-driven prevention programing which empowers young people to stop abuse before it starts. For more information, visit

About Marla Carter

Before joining Doorways, Marla Carter spent more than 13 years overseeing many aspects of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’(NFWF) Human Resources Department. At NFWF, Carter held many HR positions, including Manager and Senior HR Manager. In her last position, she served as the organization’s first Director of Diversity and Inclusion. She has also worked with small businesses as an HR consultant. Additionally, Carter is the founding president of The Compass Rose Foundation, a program dedicated to the mentorship of under-represented youth. Carter earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Hampton University and is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP). 

About CBIZ, Inc.

CBIZ is a leading provider of financial, insurance, and advisory services to businesses throughout the United States. Financial services include accounting, tax, government health care consulting, transaction advisory, risk advisory, and valuation services. Insurance services include employee benefits consulting, retirement plan consulting, property and casualty insurance, payroll, and human capital consulting. With more than 120 offices in 32 states, CBIZ is one of the largest accounting and insurance brokerage providers in the U.S. For more information, visit

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