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Terry Hoffmann, Hoffmann Coaching

Hoffmann became involved with the JWBC when it was
created in 2004 to advance the success of women entrepreneurs
at every stage of business development. Four years later when
she founded Hoffmann Coaching, LLC, she took advantage of
JWBC’s educational and networking opportunities to help start
a company that saw double-digit growth each of the first five
years despite its launch during a recession.

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Joani Maskell

Swimming Safari Swim School

Maskell, owner and founder of Swimming Safari Swim School, has been teaching swimming since she instructed neighbor kids in her family’s back yard pool as a preteen in her native New York. Her professional achievements have certainly prevented countless disasters by sharing skills that save lives.

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Read more about how we are celebrating our local enterprising women and their successes.

Joy Fulford, Onsite Performance Solutions

Hellena Pugh, Zahara Veterans Network / Iola Marie Corporation 

Rochelle Stoddard, Berman Brothers & Rubin Iron Works

Charu Raheja, TriageLogic Group

Alfreda Boney, Perfectly Suited Career Consulting

Janet Herrick, Onsite Environmental Consulting, LLC

Tina Sealey, Tech X Services

Thea Jeffers, Breezy Jazz Club

Margaret Meier, Ultrashred Technologies

Lynn Lamoureux, Green Dogs Spa/Sunland Acres

Shilene “Shy” Singleton, Shy Singleton Insurance, LLC

Mindy Barker, Barker Associates

Helga Langthon, SOHO Networks Solutions, Inc.

Tracey Phillips, Promotional Presence

Jovita Harper, Conscious Designz

Alfreda Boney Reliford, Perfectly Suited Career Counseling

Printella Bankhead, EBS Security

Michele McManamon,  Selling Solutions, Inc. & OneCore924

Kimberly Deas, Murphy Business Solutions

Enterprising Women Magazine Women of the Year Award

Vicky Zelen, Zelen Risk Solutions

Dana Stallings, Kilwin’s Ice Cream

Wendy Hughes, Wendy Hughes Keller Williams Realty

Donna Cooper, InnovateHER 2017

Ale’ta Turner, Ale’ta & Allan Weddings and Special Events

Vernetta Borden, A Cook for You

Sylvia Walker, NAIWBE Salon and Spa

LaTonya Hopson, InnovateHER 2016

Veronica Glover, SisterHermana Foundation

Cantrece Jones, Acuity Design Group, LLC

Kelly Pickard and Jamie Burket, Alewife

Wingalde McHale, Two Angels Academy

Stephanie Searles, Study to Show Learning Academy

Jeanine Ferguson, Hope Greetings

Hanan Furquan, Threez Company


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