A10 Clinical Solutions, Inc., is an enterprise borne of adversity and made strong through the challenges it faced while still in its infancy. Leah Brown started A10 shortly after experiencing what many might describe as a week from hell. "I was probably at the worst stage in my life," she says. "I went through a divorce after 18 years of marriage. I had been downsized from a company that I put my heart, soul, and tears into for 15 years. This all happened in the same week."
John Lewis, principal at Thash Advisory LLC, attended Stanford University and began his academic career studying civil engineering. But somewhere along the way, he decided to follow his personal passion and make environmental engineering his focus. It was a decision that would set the course for his career...
Nestled within the tapestry of Washington, D.C.'s rich history and stately architecture are communities ripe with buildings that hold the stories of generations of minorities who helped knit the fabric of the city. No one is more committed to preserving those buildings and influencing the community than D.C. architect, educator and native son, Ronnie McGhee.
"My interest is in doing something that, long term, affects many people's lives and neighborhoods. Architecture [is] probably one of the more long-term activities that would affect people and the way they live," McGhee says.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has a new Secretary, Penny Pritzker, who has put forth what she describes as a bold vision for the future. Pritzker was sworn into office in the summer of 2013, with only a single dissenting Senate vote at her confirmation.
Secretary Pritzker, a billionaire real estate mogul and daughter of one of the founders of Hyatt Hotels, has prior experience working with President Obama's administration. Before taking the helm of the Commerce Department, she was a member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
Do diversity suppliers make an effort to do business with each other?
That's the question a member of the Alliance of Supplier Diversity Professionals LinkedIn group asked about three months ago. The question intrigued me, so I posed it to MBE's LinkedIn group members as well as our local Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) LinkedIn group. A consensus emerged in the responses...Read more...
WBE Gains New PartnerLeslie Saunders Insurance, Inc., a certified woman business enterprise (WBE) with more than 25 years of experience in the industry, has announced a strategic partnership with Aon Cornerstone, a business unit of Aon plc, which focuses on fostering strategic alliances with minority and woman business enterprises...
Global ConcernsI talk to a lot of entrepreneurs about business, branding, and expansion. In these one-on-one conversations, the topic of "going global" usually comes up, especially when I am talking with them about their futures. For many, business growth and a global presence go hand-in-hand...
Fourteen exemplary women business leaders will receive awards for excellence among Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) given by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its Summit and Salute to Women's Business Enterprises in New Orleans this March...
The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) has released its annual report on economic issues of importance to women business owners. The NWBC delivers its annual report and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Small Business Administration. This year's annual report addresses four areas to advance women entrepreneurs: access to capital, access to markets, job creation and growth, and data collection... Read More...
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