Each Woman Has Their Own Unique Story

Women's Business Report features women business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives. They give insight on their success and reflections of their struggle.

Here Are Some Of Our Featured Business Women

LaJuanna Russell, Business Management Associates

LaJuanna Russell started Business Management Associates in 2005 from her kitchen table with $500. Now she has over 100 employees in six states and provides management services for several federal agencies.


Wendy Muhammad, Minimally Invasive Vascular Center

Mogul that is what Wendy Muhammad decided she wanted to be has a child. Since that time Wendy has worked hard to earn that title.

She went from working with a big three consulting firm to now overseeing the construction of the brand new 27,000 square foot Minimally Invasive Vascular Center.

It didn’t hurt that she received words of encouragement from Oprah along the way.


April Pearson, Airfacts

April Pearson, CEO of Airfacts, discusses how Airfacts helps the airline industry recover over $100M in lost or unreconciled revenues from ticket fares.

Joyce Arndt, Ray's Auto Body

Joyce Arndt is the owner of Ray's Auto Body in Vienna, VA. She and her late husband Ray have run the community business since 1963. Joyce shares her experiences working alongside her husband Ray.


Miriam Heydari, Heydari Designs

International designer Miriam Heydari designs provide great style and fashion for real women. Congresswomen Corrine Brown and Eleanor Holmes Norton proudly walk the halls of Congress wearing her nametag. Grammy award winning entertainer Patti LaBelle is often seen strutting her fashions on stage.

Ethel Taylor, Doggie Washerette

Imagine being a letter carrier and getting bit by a dog that in itself would make you fear dogs. As a matter fact, Ethel Taylor for a long time feared dogs but she feared fear more than anything else. By using faith and pursuing through - that former dog bite victim is now the owner of Doggie Washerette.


Dolly Oberoi, C2 Technologies

Dolly Oberoi, Chief Executive Officer of C2 Technologies, immigrated to America from India in her teens. She had a plan to connect the world to the internet, which was unheard of at the time she conceived this great idea. Not deterred Dolly’s dream is alive with 11 locations and 400 employees.

Patricia Mitchell, Industrial Bank

Patricia A. Mitchell, Executive Vice President of Strategic Programs for Industrial Bank, is a third generation banker whose family has been serving Washington, DC for over 80 years.


Angel Livas, DC Media Connections

Angel Livas developed her relationships and gained experience working with large organizations. She has leveraged her assets and now with her own company, DC Media Connection, is providing its clients high-quality and phenomenal service.

Stephany DeBerry, Stephany Sells the DMV

Stephany DeBerry is a real estate agent but Stephanie has a differential advantage. She sells Real estate in the district, Maryland and Virginia. You are sure to see the Stephany in the "Steph Mobil" that she rides in as she covers the Washington metropolitan area helping people find homes.


Aide Cisnero, Reflexion Dominican Salon

Ever since she was in high school Aide Cisnero knew that she wanted to start her own business. At first she had a cleaning company. Then she opened Reflexion Dominican Salon. She is now opening her fifth salon and is involved in other business ventures..

Necole Parker, The Elocen Group

Necole Parker, CEO of The Elecon Group has ventured into construction and is well regarded among her peers. Ms. Parker graced the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine's November 2014 cover.

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced that Necole Parker is the Small Business Person of the Year winner for the District of Columbia.



Ashley Ivey, In The Nick of Time

In The Nick Of Time: The Elite Mobile Spa and Salon provides pampering brought to you. Ashley Ivey, the owner was inspired by a kind gesture given to her. Ashley's amazing story of triumph will inspire you to go for your dreams and never give up!

Dr. Renee Bouvelle, Envision Eye & Laser

Dr. Renee Bovelle is the owner of Envision Eye and Laser Center in Bowie, Maryland. Dr. Bovelle consistently speaks to the community about saving their vision. The board-certified ophthalmologist's commitment to excellence has enabled her to earn her patient's trust.



Michelle Wiseman, Wiseman Funeral Home

Michelle Wiseman ran track at Largo High School in Prince George’s County and knew at an early age what she wanted to pursue as a profession.  Her desire was in a profession dominated by men – mortuary science.  After delaying her destiny the Wiseman Funeral Home was created and Michelle’s clients praise her for being a source of extreme comfort and a very emotional time.

Angela Pryor, PRYSM Technology

By the third grade with prodding from her father, Angela Pryor knew two things she wanted to do in her life - run track and make a difference with her life. Those are two of the many amazing things that she has accomplished.  Angela, like her dad, went on run track on a full scholarship and later she with friends started an IT company PRYSM Technology. Nine years later she owns 100% of PRYSM Technology.


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