MBA Alumna, Dallas Entrepreneur Recognized for Philanthropy

Date Published: May 23, 2016

Gail Warrior SpeakingRecognizing a Business Leader

Gupta College of Business alumna Gail Warrior, MBA '99, was recognized at the 2016 Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony for receiving the Medallion for Entrepreneurship.

Warrior was one of only four recipients for the international business society's award acknowledging business leaders who contribute to the needs of society through their professional lives.

"The Medallion for Entrepreneurship is awarded annually to outstanding individuals who combine innovative business achievement with service to humanity and we are pleased to present this award to Gail Warrior," said Christina Carosella, CEO of Beta Gamma Sigma, which has more than 560 collegiate chapters and 30 alumni chapters worldwide.

Building a Legacy of Service

In 2007 Warrior founded the Heart of a Warrior Charitable Foundation, an educational program created to combat summer learning loss in underserved neighborhoods. The foundation provides free half-day STEM programs to children in an active, engaging learning environment.

Motivated by her personal journey of building her own business, Warrior launched the Warrior Small Business Academy and the Warrior Women's Luncheon Group in 2010. Both organizations provide mentorship to Dallas-area entrepreneurs, providing opportunities to motivate and empower new business owners.

Entrepreneurial Ventures

Professionally, Warrior has achieved several entrepreneurial successes; primarily founding and spearheading one of the country's largest general contracting firms, The Warrior Group. In 2014, Warrior expanded her projects into the health and fitness industry by launching Warrior Elements. As a former bodybuilder, Warrior is passionate about healthy living and has created a program named Warrior360Way to help others lead healthier lives.

"No one is more deserving of this award than Gail Warrior," said Interim Dean Brett J. L. Landry, Ph.D. "Gail epitomizes the ideals of the university. As CEO, Gail has guided her company's strategic plan and the corporate guiding principles, creating a company culture that celebrates superior customer service, empowerment and excellence."

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