Aug 26, 2020
Denita R. Conway, Founder, and CEO, Proven Management has proven that you can be the change you want to see.
During the interview, she tells the story of the founding of her company. Without giving away too much of the story, the basis was often times when employees were working management was not available to offer direction or leadership. That situation frustrated so much she made the decision to establish her own standards and set out on her own that pathway.
Ms. Conway founded PROVEN Management in 2011 since that time has managed to grow at a rate of 25% each year – including during the shutdown in 2013. PROVEN has remained profitable and has grown from just 1 employee in 2011 to 102 full-time employees and now provides service to 29 government agencies in 48 cities.
Ms. Conway continues to make strides as evidenced by her winning the 2020 Washington Business Journal Minority leadership award. 2020 Enterprising women’s award, 2018 SBA Washington DC Small Businessperson of the year, 2017 USDA/Aphis HUBZONE small business contractor of the year, American Express OPEN 2016 Woman Contractor of the Year. In 2014, she was recognized with Washington DC's Smart CEO BRAVA! Award, and that same year, her firm was named Small Business of Year in Prince George’s County, MD.
In today’s episode, you will find out how has her business adjusted for COVID, where did this entrepreneur journey began, what is it like working at the Pentagon, her daily practices, success habits and much more