NAWBO recently named you its 2017 Women Business Owner of the Year out of its nearly 5,000 members. What does this honor mean to you, both in a personal context and as a reflection of the Memphis business community?
"Personally, it's gratifying to be recognized by a premier national women's organization whose mission is to propel women entrepreneurs to greater success. I want to continue to do my part to give back to the organization by continuing to co-lead the NAWBO Memphis Women's Business Accelerator as a way to invest in and help grow other women-owned businesses. As far as the Memphis business community, the City, Chamber and many other organizations have really come together to encourage and help support and grow women, local and minority entrepreneurs. I have certainly benefited from that spirit and feel encouraged by the entrepreneurial ecosystem that is currently in place."