Featured Women: Women Owners & Business Women

Dr. Jen Welter, 1st Female NFL Coach

Dr Welter, also known as Coach Jen, is an American football player and coach who coached inside linebackers for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals during their training camp and the 2015 preseason. The signing with the Arizona Cardinals made her the first female coach in the NFL. On November 19, 2015, Welter was presented with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Sports Pioneer Award at the United Nations in New York City for her groundbreaking success in athletics and American Football. We caught up with Coach Jen at one of her Football Camps.

Kimberlee Driggs, D2 Sitework

In construction you wear hardhats because it’s a hard job. Traditionally construction is thought of as a man’s job. Kimberlee Driggs, president of D2 Sitework is taking a bulldozer to the thought that women cannot be in construction.  Of the many women owned businesses, Kimberlee’s was chosen as woman entrepreneur of the year by The Maryland Women’s Business Center.

Necole Parker, Elecon Group

Most of the women spotlighted on Women’s Business Report have opened doors in traditionally male dominated industries. Necole Parker, CEO of The Elecon Group is no exception. She, as a woman owned business,  has ventured into construction and is well regarded among her peers. She was named by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the Small Business Person of the Year winner for the District of Columbia.

Patricia Green-Rodgers, Stone Of Scone Farm

Whether it’s conferences in Holland and United Kingdom or helping the Kanye West Foundation Patricia Green has developed a reputation as a person links business professional women, organizations and causes. She has now found the ultimate way to bring people together with her 27 acre event, conference and retreat facility just outside of historic Gettysburg Pennsylvania. Patricia gave us a tour of her new venue and we honestly did not want to leave.

April Pearson, Airfacts, Inc.

April Pearson, CEO of Airfacts, discusses how Airfacts helps the airline industry recover millions of dollars in lost or unreconciled revenues from ticket fares. She is another example of women owned business doing well.

Dolly Oberoi, C2 Technologies

Dolly Oberoi, Chief Executive Officer of C2 Technologies, immigrated to America from India at the age of 19 with $200 and a backpack. Her company recently wom a $100M contract. She proves women owned business can thrive.

Stephany DeBerry, MultiMillion Dollar Listing Real Estate Agent

Stephany DeBerry is a multimillion dollar 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 Mobile” that she rides in as she covers the Washington metropolitan area helping people find homes.

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.

LaJuanna Russell, Business Management Associates

LaJuanna Russell is one of the business professional women who possesses experience in all aspects of business operations and government contracting, serving federal and state governments and international entities. She has broad and deep knowledge of business administration, human resource management, and process management.

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.

She is one of the business professional women who come from a legacy family.