Women in Business Roundtable – Dr. Margaret Wood, USWCC Growth Master Award Winner

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Analysis of Small Businesses by Gender, Ethnicity, Industry & Region derived from the 2012 U.S. Census Survey of Business Owners, was reported in the Wake-Up Call Report, and found a number obstacles to growth facing women business owners which dramatically impact business revenues and profits. And these struggles translate into massive opportunity losses for business owners, their employees, families and communities.

The statistics show:

  • Women own 9.9 million U.S. firms representing 35.76% of all U.S. firms
  • Women-owned firms produce only 4.23% of all U.S. revenues.
  • The failure of women-owned firms to produce revenues commensurate with our male counterparts creates an annual opportunity loss of over $10 trillion dollars.
  • 70% of women-owned firms have annual receipts of less than $25,000.
  • Only 10% of women-owned firms have employees

And for women of color, the number are far worse!

As we continue to address some of these issues, we are announcing the 2017 Women in Business Roundtable Web Series. This forum for discussion on business growth will provide women with the ability to learn from those who have overcome obstacles to grow their firms.

Join us on the second Tuesday each month at 1:30pm Eastern to hear from 2017 USWCC Women Contractor Award Winners. This interview series will highlight the struggles and successes of each Award Winner which ultimately lead to her business growth.

This Month’s Guest

Dr. Margaret Wood, President& CEO, WOOD Consulting Services, Inc.

 

Dr. Margaret Wood, PMP, President & CEO of WOOD Consulting Services, Inc., has more than 30 years of experience in Federal contracting. Prior to founding WOOD in 1997, she held project and program leadership positions with various firms servicing the Federal marketplace. Her marketing and business administration skills have enabled her to successfully develop her firm to support the Intelligence Community, the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the State of Maryland. Through her leadership, WOOD Consulting maintains its ISO 9001:2008 registration, Project Management Institute (PMI’s) Registered Education Provider (REP), and a PMI’s Registered Consultant Program (RCP) designations. Dr. Margaret Wood is a well-respected community and business leader.

Dr. Wood has led or served as a member of delegations representing small and minority-owned businesses, as well as local organizations focusing on mentoring at-risk young ladies to increase their potential for college attendance. Today she is on the leadership team for the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, a member of The DoD Women Owned Small Business Consortium, a member of Executive Alliance, and AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter. On September 9, 2016 she was appointed and commissioned for a three-year term to the Maryland Economic Development Commission.

Dr. Wood, received the Washington Brava Women Business Achievement Award and the prestigious Top 100 Minority Business® Enterprise Award. Another distinction for Dr. Wood was her selection as Entrepreneurial Success Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration (Washington Metropolitan Area). This honor recognized her dynamic abilities as a successful entrepreneur who has created jobs, expanded her business, provided innovative services, and given back to her community. She has received numerous recognitions from state legislators and Congress for her business and community service.

Dr. Wood is a sought after speaker as subject matter expert on entrepreneurship and government contracting. She has generously served on many panels and as keynote speaker for forums on business growth, small business, women in business, government contracting, and others.

A passionate educator and former Associate Professor at Prince George’s Community College (Largo, Maryland), Dr. Wood enjoys engaging young people in the excitement of learning. Her unique approach to the field of knowledge and a fervent dedication to each individual in the learning community set her apart in her discipline.

Dr. Wood earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore; a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University; a Post Graduate Certificate in Software Systems Engineering from the George Mason University; and a Doctor of Arts in Community College Education with a concentration area of Computer Science from the George Mason University.

Dr. Margaret W. Wood is co-author of “Tactual Resources at the College Level: Toys for Adult Learning”, Journal for Accelerative Learning, “Tactual Learning at the Doctoral Level: A Risk Worth Taking,” Practical Approaches to Using Learning Styles in Higher Educations, Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc and “Exploring the Risks That Affect Community College Decision Makers” in the Encyclopedia of Decision Making by Ideas Group, Inc

Date & Time

Tuesday, June 13, 2017. 1:30 – 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

Registration & Fees

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This meeting is Complimentary to Advocate, Business and Supplier level members. The fee for Individual members is $35*.
*Payment includes an Advocate membership for anyone who is not currently a paid membership.