Top 50 Women in Tech - 2021

In the modern, contemporary world, the gender roles of the bygone era are fast diminishing. Since 2015, the number of women in senior leadership has grown, particularly in the C-suite where the representation of women has increased from 17 percent to 21 percent. Today, nearly 44 percent of companies have three or more women in their C-suite, up from 29 percent of companies in 2015. These statistics serve as a positive reinforcement of past studies that have shown how the female brain is naturally wired for long-term strategic vision and community building, and certain skills come easily to women, such as determination, attention to detail, and measured thinking.

We are currently seeing many brilliant women assuming leadership positions that are changing the old business paradigm. There are ambitious and capable women now running influential organizations to activate dominant changes in the world through innovative technologies and policies. And this emergence of female leaders is only expected to become a greater centrifugal force for good in the coming years.

So, in celebration of this resilient tribe of women who are moving the technology sector forward, CIOReview has compiled a list of some of the top women thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs in the industry. These innovators and influencers run some of the world's biggest tech companies and most promising startups, propelling the kind of future we want to be a part of.

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    Top Women in Tech

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    We are on the path to make humanity a true space-faring civilization. Through the design and development of advanced hypersonic technology and space vehicle systems, ARC will make space more accessible than ever before and propel the aerospace industry into the future. Our design approach focuses on challenging and rethinking the role of time-tested, tried-and-true technology for use within a next generation system that is resource effective and pushes the boundaries of what was previously thought unattainable

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    Embed is the worldwide leader of the integrated cashless business management systems and solutions for family Entertainment, Amusement, and Attractions (including gamecards, kiosks, gamecard readers, cashless payment business reporting and management, and hygiene defence). With over 1,000 customers and more than 3,000 installations around the world, Embed is equipped and ready to empower FEC businesses with direct sales, services, and support anytime, anywhere

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    Strategic Business Decisions Consulting is a fast-growing consulting and business advisory firm located in Seattle, Washington. They operate in fast-paced, competitive environments and their people and management work hard to stay ahead of their competition. Strategic Business Decisions Consulting works with clients to help them implement projects that deliver great customer experiences, build customer loyalty, and unlock hidden values. The company helps its clients gain insights by applying analytical and information-based approaches, understand customer pain points, improve customer experiences, conduct software user acceptance testing, apply machine learning, visualize data and identify actionable insights, build internal capabilities, and deliver outstanding results

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    Amivero

    Amivero

    With over a decade of experience in solving and leading IT initiatives across the Department of Homeland Security, Olivia has a unique experience of winning business and delivering the services with an open mind that enables her to balance the corporate leadership requirements of growth. Currently, she is leading the IT firm Amivero dawing from her extensive experience in the field

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    ASNA

    ASNA

    Dalia possess a strong acumen for business development, product development, and sales for capital equipment in the industry of semiconductor. Over the years, she has shown the ability to find new opportunities regardless of the market. Dalia's positive attitude and the energy that matches the leadership and team building that enhance the skills and assure success at her company ASNA

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    Assura

    Assura

    Karen has implemented a number of continuity and information security programs for government organizations through her firm Assura. She is also regular speaker at local and national conferences on various Governance, Risk, and Compliance management topics. She is also one of The Disaster Lady at free disaster recovery planning service who is helping others by ridding the world of hackers and online bullies

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    Avo Solutions

    Avo Solutions

    With a strong in-depth understanding and a close experience in eLearning, Jenifer, a principal consultant and executive leader, brings foresighted vision to lead Avo solutions, delivering robust strategies to help and manage program execution and organizational transformation. Jenifer confronts every challenge in her life with a can-do attitude and creates high quality output. With this mindset, she cheers her team firmly to work flexibly for a better tomorrow, both for Avo Solutions and its clients

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    BalanBalance By Naturece By Nature

    BalanBalance By Naturece By Nature

    Nicole who had experienced the debilitating health consequences of a stressful work environment launched Balance by Nature to inspire busy professionals to create more balance in their lives and thrive. A testament to her achievemnts, Nicole has been awarderd with "Most Influential Woman in Corporate Wellness Services USA 2020" by Acquisition INTL Magazine at 2020 Global Excellence Awards. She has also been awarded as one of the "Top 100 Healthcare Leaders in the World 2020" by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare

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    Bichsel Medical Marketing Group

    Bichsel Medical Marketing Group

    A creative, out-of-the box thinker, Lisa, utilizes her 35 years of experience in commercializing medical devices at health care financial service companies to guide the Bichsel Medical Marketing Group. Today, under her able leadership, the company is witnessing widespread success, driven by her vast knowledge in healthcare service marketing, which is also admired by her peer groups

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    BioTop Medical

    BioTop Medical

    Teresa Lopes, a biochemist, with an academic research background in Molecular Biology, is known for her compliance knowledge and expertise. When it comes to regulatory guidance for launching medical devices in the market, her firm BioTop Medical is second to none. Under her principle ‘work is more than money,’ she has created a motivational work environment, which is being emphasized by her peers as the driver behind the quality of her work

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    Blu Banyan

    Blu Banyan

    With extensive experience in both technical management and business system analysis, Jan found Blu Banyan which enhances client’s success through innovation. Jan also holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, and also has several patents, with numerous professional and Oracle/NetSuite qualifications. She has also worked at NASA while frequently contributing to key energy policy initiatives

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    Brooks Life Sciences

    Brooks Life Sciences

    Amy received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She did her post doctorate studies at Columbia University before moving on to lay the foundation for GENEWIZ, a global provider of genomics services. Having held several leadership positions during her tenure at GENEWIZ, she soon became obvious choice for the position of President at Brooks Life Sciences after the acquisition of GENEWIZ. Today, Amy is focused on providing the customers with the best value propositions and cultivating a value-driven company culture

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    Carrera Lee Enterprises

    Carrera Lee Enterprises

    Mona is considered one of the mavens in the IT and HR recruitment space due to her immense experience in the HR space and her innate love for technology. By leveraging her experience in the IT and HR space, Mona has founded her company Carrera Lee. Through her company, Mona helps businesses digitalize their recruitment processes

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    Censia

    Censia

    Censia is on a mission to help companies and people unlock their true potential. By harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and predictive analysis, our Talent Intelligence Platform models and finds the talent most likely to succeed, while simultaneously reducing bias

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    ChangeSync

    ChangeSync

    Kate, an enthusiastic leader, has over 12 years of experience working in the field of Organizational Change Management (OCM). She brings valuable perspectives to her leadership role at ChangeSync, a cloud-based company that helps organization gather real-time data to power better work strategies. As a PROSCI certified change practitioner, Kate has been providing change leadership and consulting services to organizations ranging from late-stage startups to fortune 500 companies for several years. Today, her motto, ‘intuitive service from a user perspective,’ is being emphasized by her team for promoting a better tomorrow

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    DENTALEZ

    DENTALEZ

    Heather is a specialist in developing and leading high growth- and performancebased cultures at Dentalez which drive revenue, profit, and market share leveraging best practices from industry leading companies. With 2 decades of proven track record of success in small and large domestic and global markets, Heather has been recognized as a visionary, talented, resourceful, resultsoriented leader by board of directors, customers, and colleagueshttps://magazine.cioreview.com/magazines/June2021/Women_in_Tech/

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    Digital Display Solutions

    Digital Display Solutions

    "Wonder Woman" in truest sense, Lisa is currently associated with two leading companies - Digital Display Solutions and Roli Enterprise. After completing her bachelors in Public Relations/Image Management, she took her academic learning to the digital world of advertisement. Her company Digital Display Solutions is the result of this very transition, and at present, Lisa is helping Texas-based businesses increase their brand awareness by leveraging digital display boards

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    EAG Services

    EAG Services

    Elizabeth earned a Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin in 2001 specializing in entrepreneurship. Elizabeth combined these experiences and founded EAG Services in 2003 with a vision to establish a unique consulting organization, one with deep industry knowledge that effectively partners with oil and gas clients to provide superior and cost-effective services. And in 2017, Elizabeth extended the EAG brand by launching EAG 1Source, a full-services IT and Business Process Outsourcing firm

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    EdgeOne Medical

    EdgeOne Medical

    Lilli, being in the field of healthcare for over 20-year, brings valuable insights to lead EgdeOne - a firm that provides critical support throughout the development and life cycle management of medical products. Having craved a unique niche in the industry based upon Lilli’s vision of the industry’s need, the company thrives to grow and stay ahead of the curve

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    EverMind

    EverMind

    Claudia Zayfert is a clinical scientist turned entrepreneur. After completion of 30 years in the field of mental health treatment and research, she took her learning to the practical world to alleviate depression in patients. As a result of this journey, she established EverMind and today, where Claudia is helping both organizations and individuals to reduce depression and manage stress, paving the way for healthy, purposeful lives

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    Falconwood

    Falconwood

    As a veteran, Alice 'Allie' Lawaetz's contributions to the Marine Corps did not stop after her retirement from the force. Leveraging her experience in the field and her IT knowledge, Allie worked on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) and developed some of the best, cost-effective solutions for the Navy through her company, Falconwood

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    Hayag Corp

    Hayag Corp

    An advocate and implementor of the Datadriven compliance model, Hema leverages her 10 years of experience in the health and life sciences industry to lead the Hayag Corp. As one of the top 50 CEOs of leading companies, Hema is steering forward with a vision to help innovative health and life science industries on data driven compliance and risk management for better organizational success

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    iHealthHome

    iHealthHome

    Dew-Anne, an ex-accountant, found her calling as an entrepreneur. Her extensive health care leadership experience, especially in segments like health care finance, became the cornerstone for iHealthHome, an innovative service provider enabling families to create a ‘virtual village,’ where they could take care of elders at their homes. With a proven a track record as a change agent for business processes, she is successfully driving value and productivity for her clients

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    Insulet Corporation

    Insulet Corporation

    With a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin and close to two decades of experience in medical tech industry under her belt, Shacey brings valuable perspectives to lead Insulet, an innovative medical device company helping diabetic patients. Shacey confronts every challenge in her life as an opportunity for more visibility. And with that outlook, she has been steering her team firmly to touch the lives of people worldwide for better diabetes care

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    Leading Women

    Leading Women

    As an expert on inclusive leadership development and gender dynamics, Kelly lends the company, Leading Women, a collaborative approach to bring gender balance to leadership. After completing graduation from university of Rhode Island, she took her academic learning to bring to light the challenges women and diverse talent face in their carriers. Her company Leading women reflects this very transition, and at present, Kelly is helping organizations to achieve their gender diversity goals

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    NAILBITER

    NAILBITER

    Amishi is most passionate about scaling behavioral sciences for market research, and she has proven herself a thought leader and innovator. Her leadership at NAILBITER is empowering the company to push beyond today's standards. With Amishi at the helm, NAILBITER is establishing a track record of utilizing technology to gain meaningful consumer insight without losing focus on the customer and their needs. In the past two years Amishi has been widely recognized and praised by top CPG brands as a key supplier of actionable insight

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    NEOSTEK

    NEOSTEK

    Amina is one of the smartest business entrepreneurs with passion for affecting holistic change. She understands that policy and advocacy is the way to get the word out and affect the change. To make use of this understanding, Amina has founded Neostek as the best service provider in Enterprise Information Management serving the federal government sector. Also, her involvement with the LAC gives her the opportunity to be a panelist in business events and reverse industry day events to represent the Woman Owned Small Businesses community for providing her perspective and experiences

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    OASYS

    OASYS

    Along with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Economics from Mississippi State University, Shellie possess more than 23 years of experience in project management and government contracting. Her robust background has bolstered her leadership at OASYS, enabling her to push the boundaries of the IT industry for both the private and public sectors. Having worked with SAIC and QinetiQ Group, Shellie is backed with substantial, hands-on expertise

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    Obara Kogyo

    Obara Kogyo

    Akiyama’s optimistic personality and willingness to go the extra mile and take challenges head-on has been instrumental in Obara Kogyo’s mission of adopting new technologies to produce high quality prostheses and orthoses to people in need. And with that mindset, she has been leading her team toward the future

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    Orion Communications

    Orion Communications

    Leslie leverages her many years of experience in the engineering sector to lead Orion. As one of the leading entrepreneurs in the public safety sector, she drives the company's strategy and execution by combining vision, engineering, and design. As a motivated leader with a proven track record of managing essential workforce product lines, her focus is on providing a best-in-class web and mobile portfolio that public safety workers can rely on today and well into the future

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    Parrish Partners

    Parrish Partners

    With dynamic presentation style and ability to easily connect with audience, Michele's holds the track record of leading organizations to success. Her years of experience in leadership roles, strategic planning and technology, has helped her illuminate the path for Parrish Partners. Her leadership is empowering the company to push beyond today’s standards. With Michele at the helm, the company is striving to bring positive change in organizations and individuals

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    Portal42

    Portal42

    As an expert in the health and wellness industry, Courtney is focused on promoting heathy practices by providing plant-based natural remedies. A sought-after speaker on the subject of natural remedies for childhood illnesses, she is known for the Growing up Green Festivals, the first and largest natural products festival in Michigan. This led to her role in the development of customer convenience solutions in the Portal42 software platform - to make the health benefits of cannabis more accessible to dispensary customers

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    PRO-TECH Design & Manufacturing

    PRO-TECH Design &  Manufacturing

    Pam started the company in her family room in 1980. The inspiration for the company came from a belief that she could provide better, more personalized packaging services to her medical device customers. At the time, she was working as a packaging sales representative calling on medical device companies and had recently relocated from Minnesota to Southern California. What she saw was a growing, diverse customer base who needed customized packaging solutions rather than a one-size-fits-all approach

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    PrometalTech

    PrometalTech

    Anita employed her years of experience in the additive manufacturing sector to found not just one but two companies, PrometalTech and its parent company WINTOP. As one of the leading entreprenuer with unparalleled business acumen, Anita is steering both the companies forward and creating an impact worldwide. Even duing the initial trying time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anita kept stepping up the technical competencies of PrometalTech to help the manufacturers in the APAC region have a peace of mind

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    Pure Edge

    Pure Edge

    With extensive expertise in manufacturing and public sector, Sumiko is a professional coach and a master certified coach, who established Pure Edge to help leaders promote diversity and inclusion within their organizations. She developed a 'pyramid of services' to transform and enhance the quality of influence of business leaders through their enthusiastic employees

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    RippleWorx

    RippleWorx

    Angie, a cheerful leader with a passion to work with clients, has proven herself in establishing RippleWorx, a mobile app to provide data analytics to solve organizational challenges. With a Business Administration degree from University of Alabama, she is empowering the company to push beyond today’s standards and engage the team to perform better and meet the organization’s overall success

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    RST Sanexas

    RST Sanexas

    As the CEO of RST-Sanexas, Lisa has brought together a team of prominent MDs, DOs and scientific PhDs to focus on the pain, circulatory, and rehabilitation sector of modern healthcare and to target non-invasive, nonpharmaceutical, quantum physicsbased treatment option for various diseases. She believes it is only through collaboration of the industry's best minds that we can achieve a healthier future

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    Samudio Consulting

    Samudio Consulting

    Idania, an Information technology graduate from University of North Carolina, envisioned a ‘customer-centric’ work culture that reflects in the service of her company, Samudio Consulting. With an ‘all for one and one for all,’ approach, she has fostered a motivated workforce that is always respectable toward the clients. Today, under her helm, Samudio consulting works for a successful collective outcome for betterment of client organizations

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    SEE Management

    SEE Management

    Susanne Ekström is a leader showing the way for other leaders to succeed in their respective roles. Having realized the mechanics of a team and leadership, she is applying the same in her guidance programs. Whether it is increasing their productivity, making time for strategic work, or building effective teams, Susanne is truly a master at work

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    Shale Value

    Shale Value

    With over two decades of experience in technology realm, Pavana is making great strides in the IT industry with her company, Shale Value. Propelled by her impeccable leadership and IT knowledge, Shale Value successfully introduced the world's first Android Desktop computer and also established nation’s first mobile classroom for career coaching for elementary kids. A testament to her achievements, she was honored as 'Star Woman' of IT on International Women's day in 2014

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    SmartMark Communications

    SmartMark Communications

    Juliet is lauded for her innovative approach to the adoption of emerging technologies in the utilities industry. She is considered a foremost expert in smart grid, smart city, and smart home adoption. She has also recently authored the smart cities roadmap for the American Public Power Association and has founded the U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Customer Education Working Group as well as the annual Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium. Today Juliet leads SmartMark into the new frontier of utility innovation—helping shape and defines “The Utility of the Future

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    StraightArrow

    StraightArrow

    Haraya, a champion of Filipino creativity, built a successful corporate carrier with years of experience in business administration & accountancy, before eventually going down the entrepreneurial path. Passionate about building businesses as a thought leader and innovator, she laid the foundation for Straight Arrow, a company that is digitalizing the businesses and empowering organizations to emphasize the creative talent of Philippines

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    Strategic Security Solutions

    Strategic Security Solutions

    Johanna, with over a two decade of experience in information security services, has brought a boutique environment to Strategic Security Solution’s mission of delivering topnotch consulting services to esteemed organization. Her management qualities help empowering employees to be innovative, curious, and find the optimal work-life balance

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    Surgicure Technologies

    Surgicure Technologies

    Irena, a medical entrepreneur and technologist with five years of experience in MedTech startups and clinical research, brings valuable perspective to Surgicure Technologies - a innovative service provider that designs medical devices to fit healthcare needs. With Irena at the helm, Surgicure is establishing a record of utilizing technology to develop safer and more effective devices for intubation and ventilation for patients to maintain their quality of life during treatments

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    T Exponents

    T Exponents

    Wendy has deep experience of 25 years with various aspects of supply chain including disruption planning, freights account payable, CDC/RDC/DSD operational analysis, contract, and sourcing Negotiations. With the mission of transforming businesses and communities on the foundation of trust, experience, and integrity, Wendy built T Exponents

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    The Boppy Company

    The Boppy Company

    With the Bachelor’s degree in Business and Journalism in Marketing, Nancy became the CEO of Boppy in 2008. She is a volunteer and a community spokesperson at The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Being a mentor at Save Our Youth organization, she is helping transform the lives of youth at risk. She also advises budding entrepreneurs to think outside the box and guides them in following their intuitions

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    The RockWood Group

    The RockWood Group

    With extensive experience in both information technology and health care industry, Helen found The RockWood. Today, the company focuses on helping clients leverage their technology to drive business value. Helen also holds a Master degree in Information Technology, and brings to the table robust theoretical knowledge and practical experience. By collaborating with clinical and medical leaders, she ensure that physicians and medical staff can function in a safe and high quality environment

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    Thorben

    Thorben

    Katrina, an electrical engineering graduate from the University of Mason possesses close to two decades of experience in consultant sector. She brings valuable perspectives to lead Thorben, a trusted ERP solution provider helping organizations in planning and designing projects. Today, with high motivation, she encourages her team to be people-centric and understand client’s culture and challenges

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    Veridical RCM

    Veridical RCM

    With Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Melissa is highly accomplished and results driven healthcare executive. Melissa possess more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in Finance and Operations as a trusted, and she has been a transformational leader in sustaining success across complex healthcare systems and physician practices within not-for-profit, and for profit organizations

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    Vida Health

    Vida Health

    Stephanie, who is focused on changing healthcare to make the world a better place, established Vida Health to tackle most persistent health challenges. As one of the leading entrepreneur and intrapreneur, Stephanie has also founded Planetrx.com, an online pharmacy and disease management company. She is also one of the Boards of Coach, Seagate, and Trades

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    White Glove Consulting Group

    White Glove Consulting Group

    Tracy, an ex-accountant, decided to guide companies through the quagmire of the accounting world through White Glove Consulting Group. Her extensive background in accounting, project management, and ERP implementations brings valuable perspectives to the onsulting company, making it a goto advice provider. She also holds a proven track record as a change agent for business processes, driving value and productivity within organizations and paving the way for substantial cost savings