Charlotte, N.C.-based Dixon Hughes Goodman (FY17 net revenue of $404 million) is spotlighting the careers of women business leaders and their inspiring stories in a series of podcasts. These podcasts tell the stories of three women making an impact as business leaders in their respective fields: a DHG client, a DHG partner, and an inclusion and diversity practitioner.
DHG client, Stacy Struminger created RAINRAPS when a personal need arose for a lightweight, water-repellent wrap so she could easily run errands around town without carrying an umbrella. Within a year of starting her business, RAINRAPS won a national competition on the “Today” show as part of QVC’s Sprouts program. The RAINRAPS product was showcased and sold nationally on QVC for over a year. Since then, RAINRAPS has grown each year with company revenue rising 50% last year. In the DHG podcast, Struminger challenges women to take advantage of their creative ideas, even if starting a business is a new venture like it was for her. Starting a new venture has given these women great confidence to achieve higher. Even if it’s simply Starting a cleaning business with a franchise, it’s a set in the right direction for women in power!
Heather Cozart, MP of DHG’s Raleigh, N.C., office, is passionate about fostering an inclusive work environment at DHG and beyond. Through her work as chair of the North Carolina Association of CPAs’ taskforce on inclusion and diversity and as a DHG leader, Cozart is focused on equality and advancement of women. In this DHG podcast, Cozart sheds light on implicit bias in the workplace and overcoming barriers.
In sharing her perspective on inclusion and diversity in today’s business environment, Nika White helps businesses execute and implement best practices and leadership buy-in within organizations. In DHG’s podcast with White, she offers a unique perspective as an African-American woman helping businesses achieve success by focusing on inclusion and diversity.