CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), along with Capital One, has announced the 12th annual ranking of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies. The companies featured on this year's list include a wide variety of industries, such as technology and finance. Aggregate revenues are $5.9 billion, demonstrating the significant impact of women-led companies on the global economy.
The top five winners are:
Enspire Energy, LLC, a full-service natural gas marketing company, run by Mary Hensley and Julie Hashagen, is the number one winner in this year's ranking.
The second fastest growing women-owned/led company is TKT & Associates, Inc., a business management firm run by Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne, in Louisville, KY.
In the number three spot is LYNC Logistics, LLC, which provides truckload, less-than-truckload, refrigerated, and specialized transportation services. Based in Chattanooga, it is run by Cynthia P. Lee, CEO and Founder.
The number four spot is Erica Brune'sLever1, a Kansas City-based Professional Employer Organization (PEO).
Ranked number five is SPERO, a portfolio of profitable business enterprises. Based in Washington, D.C., SPERO is run by 26-year-old Jenelle S. Coy.
The number nine winner, Pamela S. Evette ofQuality Business Solutions, located in Travelers Rest, SC, is Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. The number 22 winner, Patti Massey, MYCA Material Handling Solutions, Inc., is based in Cary, NC.
"At Capital One, we are passionate about supporting women business owners and leaders," said Jenn Flynn, Head of Small Business Bank at Capital One. "The rise in women-owned businesses is an exciting trend to watch. These women are a real force, as reflected in the WPO 50 Fastest winners, and they are inspiring others to achieve great levels of success."
"I am delighted our rankings show women entrepreneurs are branching out into every sector of business," said WPO President and Founder Dr. Marsha Firestone. "We are also very encouraged companies of all sizes are represented – some smaller but very successful companies demonstrated significant growth."
All eligible companies were ranked according to a sales growth formula, combining percentage and absolute growth. To qualify for the ranking, businesses are required to be privately-held, woman-owned or led and have reached annual revenues of at least $500,000 as of 2013 and every subsequent year. Applicants are not required to be WPO members.
Average number of employees on first day: 9; projected average for 2019: 492
Funding sources at company start:
78% with their own funds
22% with funds from friends and family
6% with a bank loan
6% with a line of credit
4% with a credit card
8% with private investors/angels
The 2019 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies are:
Enspire Energy, LLC
Mary Hensley and Julie Hashagen
TKT & Associates, Inc.
Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne
LYNC Logistics, LLC
Cynthia P Lee
Kansas City, MO
New York, NY
Xtreme Solutions Inc
Phyllis W. Newhouse
Within Interior Design, Inc.
Heather R. Robinson
Quality Business Solutions, Inc.
Travelers Rest, SC
Merrimak Capital Company LLC
Maximum Games, Inc.
Walnut Creek, CA,
Pretzel Perfection, LLC dba Perfection Snacks
Technology Group Solutions, LLC
Marijuana Business Daily
Margot Adam Langstaff
Innovative Office Solutions LLC
GlobalCare Clinical Trials, LLC
MYCA Material Handling Solutions, Inc.
KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc
AEC Group, Inc.
New York, NY
Shelly A. Sun
New York NY
CB Technologies, Inc.
ERKUNT TRACTOR IND.INC.
CMT Services, Inc.
Blue Chip Talent
Bloomfield Hills, MI
E2 OPTICS LLC
Strategic Security Corp
Atlas Travel & Technology Group
Data Systems Analysts, Inc.
Frances R. Pierce
Stones River Electric
Kaizen Technology Partners LLC
San Francisco, CA
Koya Leadership Partners
Evolution Event Solutions, LLC
Falon Veit Scott
NUGATE GROUP, LLC
San Jose, CA
Saratoga Springs, NY
New York, NY
Etica Group, Inc.
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