Program participants report:
- New entrepreneurial ideas and liberated creative thinking about doing business
- Inspiration and confidence to start it, try it, do it
- Skill development—of the skills critical to entrepreneurial and operating success
- A network of contacts with women entrepreneurs, others facing similar challenges, role models, mentors, backers and women’s business organizations
- Resources, including access to information, data, guidance and help
- Capital access. Contact with
potential investors and how-to advice about
More specifically, participants from our ACTiVATE program are starting businesses, creating jobs, and making a difference for themselves and their communities. But why take our word for it when you can hear about the impact and their accomplishments directly from them.
See below for a few ACTiVATE women and their business:
- Biotech: Kerrie Brady, COO, Arcion Therapeutics
- IT: Richelle, Burnett, CEO, Madison Assessment
- Security / IT: Mary Haskett, Tactical Information Systems
- Medical Device: Kris Appel, CEO, Encore Path
- Services: Dr. Kimberly Brown, CEO, Amethyst Technologies
Other ACTiVATE'D Stars:
- Halima Aquino, Principal, Clean Tech Market Maker
- Dr. Dolores Ascon, CEO, BriJen Biotech
- Taj Carson, CEO, Carson Research and Inciter
- Lorraine Charity, Alnitek, LLC
- Carol Covin, Founder, Blue Sky Pharmaceuticals
- Lynne Feingold, Founder, SingYo
- Laura Giadone, President, Giadone Consulting
- Debbie Grosh, Principal, DLG Strategies
- Victoria Hall, Esquire
- Juanity Boyd Hardy, Principal, Tiger Management Consulting Group
- Cheryl James, QFL Testing, LLC
- Dr. Kiki Ikossi, CEO, I-Cube, Inc.
- Dr. Lisa Linske-O'Connel, LLO Consulting, LLC
- Eva Mitter, Founder, TAC Gene
- Dr. Mona Jhvari-Brown, CEO, Foligo Therapeutics
- Meta Lankford, Owner, Certa-Pro Painters of Columbia
- Dr. Christine Miller, Founder, Miller BioScience
- Jaronda Perry, Founder, Aventive Management, LLC
- Sequoia Ramsey, CEO, Realistic Computing
- Dr. Loleta Robinson and Colleen Nye, Co-founders, Syan Bio
- Gayle Reaume, The Money Academy
- Diane Ryan, Ryan Technologies Group
- Jan Sample, Action Performance Tire, LLC
- Suzanne Sensabaugh, Hartmann Willner, LLC
- Mary Ann Shallcross, Principal, BioStrategies, Inc.
- Emlyn Stancills, President, Stancills Inc and Skygarden
- Tonya Taylor, CEO, Rising Star Ideas
- Theresa Willabus, Founder, Resilient Technologies, LLC.
- Dr. Kym Wong, Principal, Novo Consulting LLC
- Izabella Zandberg, Ph.D., Research Solutions International, LLC.
- Leah Zimmerman, CEO, Green Manor Group
And more to come!