Bell Partners’ COO Named as a Top Woman in Business in Triad Region
- Apr 29, 2015
Greensboros, N.C.—Bell Partners Inc. announced that the company’s chief operating oficer, Gwyneth Coté, was named as one of the “2015 Women in Business” honorees by the Triad Business Journal.
Coté was named as a top woman in business not only for her accomplishments in the multifamily industry, but also for her community service and demonstrated leadership qualities. With more than 25 years in the industry, Coté has become a pioneer and role model in the multifamily sector where women are typically under-represented in senior positions. While building an impressive professional career, Coté has always found time for extensive civic and philanthropic activities, including working with the United Way, HomeFirst, an agency focused on ending homelessness, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and hosting an international student studying at Greensboro Day School.
Coté joined Bell in January 2013 and serves as chief operating officer. She serves on the Executive and Investment Committees. As COO she is responsible for the daily operations of nearly 70,000 apartment homes. Coté is responsible for guiding the company’s operational strategy to drive performance and overseeing operating platforms and infrastructure, including Property Management, Revenue Management, Human Resources, Training, Marketing, Operations Initiatives and Sales Support. Coté earned her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and her BA from Swarthmore College, where she was an All-American lacrosse player.
The Triad Business Journal and sponsor First Community Bank hosted an awards luncheon on April 24th at the Greensboro-High Point Airport Marriott. For the second year in row, the event featured a special partnership with The Queen’s Foundation, which serves middle and high school girls of diverse backgrounds who will be the first in their families to earn a four-year college degree. The foundation provides leadership, mentoring, internships and scholarship opportunities to help them attain their higher education goals. Several mentees attended the Women in Business luncheon to learn firsthand what it takes to become a leader from Coté and the other honorees career experiences’ related to climbing the corporate ladder while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance.