In this issue, Orlando Business Journal recognizes Central Florida businesswomen whose hard work, commitment and innovation have helped shape their companies and our community.
This year, 15 women are finalists in three categories: Business Owner of the Year, Business Executive of the Year and Up-and-Comer of the Year.
UP-AND-COMER OF THE YEAR
Finalist: Renee McCalla-Watson
Title: CEO, Therapy Dynamics.
First job: Customer associate at Eckerd Drugs for $6 per hour.
Favorite reward: Shopping and getting massages.
Favorite eatery: Cheesecake Factory.
Who helped me succeed: God, Roy Assad and other mentors.
Favorite thing about Orlando: Restaurants and the beautiful weather.
Little-known fact: I am Jamaican.
Motto: Make decisions based on where you’re going, not where you’ve been.
I’ve always wanted to learn: Ballroom dancing.
Favorite vacation spot: Puerto Rico.
Greatest professional achievement in 2008: 200 percent increase in revenue of business from the previous year.
Important business lesson learned: Make a decision after gathering all the facts, and stick by that decision.
To view the Orlando Business Women article in its entirety visit Orlando Business Journal May 18, 2009.