The Charlotte Business Journal names Lash Group’s Karen Rice to the 2017 "Women in Business"

February 10, 2017

Now in its 21st year, the Charlotte Business Journal’s “Women in Business” awards honors 25 outstanding businesswomen from the Charlotte region who have made significant contributions to their professions and to their communities during the past year.

On March 16th at the Hilton Charlotte Center City in uptown, a ceremony was held to celebrate the achievements of each honoree. This year's class demonstrates the caliber of professional women who are guiding the Charlotte region's development as a major business center.

Among the 2017 recipients is Lash Group’s Karen Rice, Group HR Business Partner. Karen leads Lash Group’s Human Resources department. The HR team executes on a wide range of business needs and supports an organization that has grown to over 4000 associates in just a few short years. Her team is committed to improving the Lash Group associate’s experience through a variety of programs and initiatives, which in turn leads to continued success for our company, our clients and the patients we serve. 

Karen has been with Lash Group for a few short years, but already has a long list of impressive achievements. She has completely transformed the Human Resources department – building and reorganizing her team to ensure that they are fully prepared to provide support and meet the rapidly increasing needs of an organization that is experiencing tremendous growth and change. Within the last year, Lash Group has built new offices and relocated to Fort Mill; we have expanded our business portfolio and workforce; and now we are in the midst of a transformational initiative that will change the way we do business and how associates approach their work. To meet the challenges associated with such change, Karen has led the development of new processes, procedures, and programs to not only attract a highly skilled workforce, but also to retain and continue to develop and engage top talent.

The organization has benefitted not only from Karen’s broader contributions to major initiatives, but also from the traits that make her an exceptional leader. She embodies our core values of accountability, collaboration, customer focus, innovation, integrity and passion. She is committed to developing others – helping them to improve their abilities and grow their careers. Karen also personifies Lash Group’s commitment to “work with purpose”. She is truly committed to this idea, and it is reflected in the way that she approaches the many initiatives under her responsibility, and how she manages her team. Karen leads with integrity and authenticity, and displays a passion for the organization, its people and its purpose. Congratulations Karen on this well deserved accomplishment!