Female entrepreneurs build a presence in Huntsville

October 4, 2010

According to a news article from The Huntsville Times, women business owners are making their mark in the area.

Women’s Business Center of North Alabama President and CEO Joanne Randolph told the newspaper that 74 percent of the 2,700 individuals the center counseled last year were women.

So the next logical question is: why?

“Female entrepreneurship is definitely alive and well in North Alabama,” Randolph told The Hunstville Times. “We see entrepreneurship on the rise when the economy is sluggish. Why is that? Losing a job can be a catalyst for someone who has been thinking about starting their own business for some time. Others are creating a job because they can’t find a job. We refer to that as ‘necessity entrepreneurship.’”

Preetha Pulusani, who started DeepTarget, a Huntsville-based digital marketing company in January 2009, retired in 2006 as president of Intergraph’s Security, Government and Infrastructure division, and was CEO of AdeptMedia through 2007.

“There are resources available here that provide support and advice, regardless of whether one is a woman or not,” Pulusani told The Huntsville Times.

So we want to hear from you: Who are some female entrepreneurs that you’d like to see featured here? Leave a comment with your contact information and we’ll get back to you.

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