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DPW's Business Incubator Program Successfully Completes 9-Month Course, Awards $15,000 to Winner

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Dallas Professional Women Celebrates Completion of 9-Month Business Incubator Program

DALLAS, TX – [Date] – Dallas Professional Women (DPW) is excited to announce the successful completion of the Business B.O.O.S.T. workshop series for 2023, a transformative 9-month program dedicated to nurturing women entrepreneurs, business professionals, non-profits and solopreneurs. The program has concluded with the selection of an exceptional winner, Maria Taylor a Dallas-based solopreneur and owner of AOK Specialties, who will receive $15,000 in services from the DPW community to further her entrepreneurial journey.

This comprehensive program featured monthly workshops focused on vital business topics, attracting a diverse community of women-owned, women-led or women-centric businesses with a shared commitment to business growth and success. Participants gained invaluable access to mentorship, strategic frameworks, and practical steps to stabilize their businesses and enhance profit margins.

Maria Taylor, the 2023 program winner, shared her gratitude and experience: "My participation in the session has brought about significant improvements across various facets of my life and business. Through this experience, I've honed my ability to prioritize tasks effectively, successfully implemented the data dump method, and now navigate my daily responsibilities without feeling overwhelmed. I've embraced a newfound sense of organization, thanks to my business vision board and the establishment of SMART goals, allowing me to proceed one step at a time."

Maria emphasized the program's impact on her business, particularly its insights into understanding the customer journey and crafting a well-defined marketing strategy. She highlighted how these lessons have allowed her to streamline her target market and develop products that cater to her customers' needs.

The Business B.O.O.S.T. program doesn't just focus on business fundamentals; it also prioritizes personal growth and empowerment. Maria expressed enthusiasm about the prospect of having her own Board of Directors for the next 12 months, including influential women in business like Zondra Evans, Founder of Zondra TV Network, and Irum Jones, President of Dallas Professional Women, who will provide guidance and accountability.

President Irum Jones, reflecting on the initiative, stated, "Amber Jamshed and I started Dallas Professional Women with a vision to connect, empower, and uplift women from all walks of life. We believe that when women support women, incredible things happen. I am immensely proud of the over 150 businesses and nonprofits that have joined us on this journey, working together to create a community where dreams are realized, goals are achieved, and success knows no bounds."

Steve A. Klein, Business B.O.O.S.T. guest instructor and accomplished author, inspires a thriving community of determined women in business. With a compelling discussion on leadership and grit, he ignites the flames of empowerment and ambition among our members.

The program is designed to benefit businesses at all stages of development, from startups to established enterprises. It offers participants access to a wide range of specialists, industry experts, business coaches, educators, and seasoned entrepreneurs. Topics covered include S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Business Vision Planning, Building A Team, Marketing Strategies, Financial Planning, Networking, Sales, and more.

"The best advice I can give to any professional looking for resources is to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to learn from experts on how to grow and scale their business and take their leadership to the next level. As a former Soldier, I can tell you we never go to war ill-prepared and unequipped, and business is no different. Equip yourself with the tools you need to succeed and don't try and go it alone. Your business deserves nothing but the best support out there and DPW is that support." stated DPW Business Member & guest instructor JJ Mahoney.

Commencing on November 4, 2023, Dallas Professional Women will offer the Business B.O.O.S.T. workshop series virtually, with sessions held on the first Friday of each month via Zoom, ensuring accessibility for a broad audience.

In addition to the knowledge and skills gained through the program, participants enjoy a range of benefits, such as DPW membership, mastermind sessions, implementation workshops, group marketing support, business certificates, access to service professionals, accredited business coaches, funding opportunities, grants, scholarships for business and professional development, and inclusion in the Vendor & Small Business Directory.

Power Panel discussion with past Business B.O.O.S.T. guest instructors: Terrance Thomas, Zondra Evans, Irum Jones, JJ Mahoney, Shampaigne Graves and Demetris Adekanmbi moderated by Tarnesha Nickens focusing on the top five foundational frameworks every business should implement.

To learn more about the program and upcoming workshops, please visit or contact


About Dallas Professional Women (DPW): "The DPW Experience" is where empowered women empower women. DPW is a community that thrives on collaboration and support, providing members with opportunities to collaborate, learn, and transform their dreams into reality. With a variety of events, workshops, and a strong online presence, DPW fosters a network of empowered women working together to achieve success.

DPW's mission is to empower women and offer an array of services, including coaching & consulting services for life, career, business, leadership, and financial development. Additionally, DPW's marketing & branding services equip women with the tools to thrive in the digital age. With mentorship programs, training, networking events, and a commitment to advocacy, DPW fosters a supportive community for women's growth and success. DPW empowers for-profit businesses to support and drive the growth of the local non-profit sector through resources, leadership and financial support.

About Zondra TV Network: Zondra TV Network, a full-service Digital Marketing and Advertising Agency, owns major distribution on top OTT platforms, including ROKU, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, BCTV, EZ Way TV, Toni TV in Australia, and more, reaching over 350 million potential viewers. With distribution on Hulu and the ability to GEO-target commercial advertisements, Zondra TV Network provides a powerful platform for businesses to scale and grow beyond social media. ZTV's mission is to help small businesses with limited budgets engage on a larger scale locally, nationally, and globally through compelling and emotionally engaging storytelling on TV.

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