United Way Worldwide Honors Tulsa Business Leader Frauke Peterson


Tulsa entrepreneur and philanthropist Frauke Petersen has received recognition for her work in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at a United Way Worldwide event in October. 
Petersen is CEO and owner of LUXA Enterprises, a Tulsa-based company that provides accounting and human resources services to small and mid-sized companies. LUXA facilitates Courageous Conversations Luncheons as part of their diversity and inclusion initiative. Through this initiative, LUXA engages people in the Tulsa area on various diversity and inclusion topics that may have a negative impact on employment practices and the workplace as a whole. 
“These conversations are not easily held in an open forum, but Frauke and her team have made it possible to bring challenging topics to the table and discuss them in a safe and welcoming environment,” said Alison Anthony, president and CEO of Tulsa Area United Way. “We are so grateful for business owners like Frauke who courageously take the lead in developing workplaces where everyone can succeed.”
Peterson is well known for her efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. In 2017, the Tulsa Regional Chamber honored Petersen as Small Business Diversity Advocate; and in 2018, she received the Governor’s Commendation as State Diversity Champion. Peterson volunteers over 10% of her time working with nonprofits to help develop sound financial strategies. She currently serves on the board of Tulsa Area United Way and is a member of the United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society.