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Women Who Own It — Porcha Johnson, CEO and Founder of Black Girl Health

What is unique about your business – and what inspired you to start it?

I started my business in 2014 due to my own struggle with fibroids, as well as my awareness of the broader impact of this health issue in the African American community. Many women with fibroids were getting compromising surgeries and hysterectomies at young ages. It was clear from my research that lack of knowledge was causing women to make ill-informed decisions about their health. I believed this need could be fulfilled with a platform that directly speaks to minority women to raise awareness about conditions and diseases that disproportionately affect them.

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Connections — Peggy Del Fabbro, CEO, M. Davis & Sons, Inc.

THE MEET

From the outside, it may have seemed like a chance encounter or coincidence. Peggy Del Fabbro, CEO of industrial construction firm M. Davis & Sons, Inc., sat down at a table during a meeting at the 2017 WBENC Summit & Salute – and one of the first people she met said, “Hi, I’m Marsha from Diageo. I wanted to meet you.”

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Pressroom — Knichel Logistics Accelerates Recognition of Female Entrepreneurs in the Transportation Industry

Kristy Knichel has worked in the transportation industry for 22 years, and for many of those years, it wasn’t unusual for her to be the only woman in the room. But thanks to Kristy – and other female entrepreneurs like her in the industry – the makeup of that “room” is changing. Kristy believes that a more inclusive industry will be driven by two key commitments: a willingness to spotlight women for their growing industry accomplishments and a collective push toward a more flexible industry culture that appeals to a broader mix of talented people.

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