Women Entrepreneurs the Secrets of Success for Monday, September 27th

Dr. Donna Thomas-Rodgers

Dr. Donna was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. As a child Dr. Donna did not talk very much in her early years. She used that time to take it all in. She knew that one day she would speak and she wanted to have something great to say.

Dr. Donna attended Detroit Public Schools and was awarded a ROTC scholarship to attend college. After Graduating from College, Dr. Donna served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer. It was during this time that Dr. Donna discovered her passion for leadership and changing the lives of those that she led. She realized then that she said had a great impact on those within her influence.

Dr. Donna served five and half years as a commissioned officer and then decided to change course and venture into Corporate America. She took a position with Frito-Lay in Orlando, Florida. During her time with Frito-Lay Dr. Donna has worked in every capacity of the Operations Function of the business. She has received several promotions during her career.

Dr. Donna has over 14 years of leadership experience. She is an expert in soldier, personal, leader, employee and team development. She has lead over 1,000 soldiers and 500 employees. Dr. Donna has conducted years of research and understands the components to achieving success in any industry.

Dr. Donna has the ability to transform people and organizations. She has a realistic approach to every situation. Her style is different than most. Her methods though unconventional are very effective.

Her vision is simple: Meet your potential!

Dr. Donna has a B.S. Public Law and Government, an M.S. Criminal Justice and a Ed.D Organizational Leadership. She's affiliated with Toastmasters International, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Women of Color Alliance.

Her certifications and training include Level III Inclusion and Diversity Training, Continuous Improvement Master Trainer, Region Performance Based Trainer and an Air Assault Badge.

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