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Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne of TKT & Associates Honored at 12TH Annual Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, NC

(Black PR Wire) Louisville, KY – The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) has announced the 12th annual ranking of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies™. Winners were announced during the WPO Annual Conference, held this year in Charlotte, NC. The companies featured on this year’s list span a wide variety of industries, including technology and finance, emerging sectors for women. Aggregate revenues of the 50 companies are $5.9 billion, representing a significant impact towards women-led companies’ contribution towards the global economy.

Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne, CEO of TKT & Associates based in Louisville, Kentucky, has been ranked (#2) among this year’s WPO 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies list.

TKT & Associates is a multi-dimensional organization providing diversity for suppliers, workforce and total talent management solutions. The company specializes in garnering inclusive workforce MSPs, staffing, recruitment process outsourcing and contact centers. The current revenue is approximately $80 million with 228 employees.

“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 that this year our rankings show that women entrepreneurs are branching out into every sector of business,” said WPO President and Founder Dr. Marsha Firestone. “We are also very encouraged that companies of all sizes, such as (TKT & Associates) are represented. Some smaller but very successful companies demonstrated significant growth this year.” 

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/led companies 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.

Additional facts about the 2019 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Businesses:

  • Average age of women-owner/leader is 50, younger than the average age of 51 last year
  • Aggregate revenue is $5.9 billion
  • Average 2018 revenue was $117.1 million
  • Average number of employees on first day: 9; projected average for 2019: 492
  • Funding sources at company start:

o   78% with their own funds

o   22% with funds from friends and family

o   6% with a bank loan

o   6% with a line of credit

o   4% with a credit card

o   8% with private investors/angels


All 50 companies were honored at a special event at the 2019 WPO Annual Conference at the Westin Charlotte on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Following the luncheon and awards ceremony, WPO hosted a “Guide to Growth” discussion featuring a selection of 50 Fastest winners sharing advice for established entrepreneurs working to increase businesses.


About Capital One



Capital One Financial Corporation is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities – good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families – benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives.


About The Women Presidents’ Organization

The WPO is the premier peer advisory organization connecting women who own multi-million-dollar companies.  In monthly meetings across six continents, chapters of 20 women presidents from diverse industries invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential setting. For more information, contact 212-688-4114 or visit www.womenpresidentsorg.com. Follow the WPO on Twitter @womenpresidents and Facebook @TheWPO.


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The 2019 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies are:


Enspire Energy, LLC

Mary Hensley and Julie Hashagen

Chesapeake, VA


TKT & Associates, Inc.

Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne

Louisville, KY 


LYNC Logistics, LLC

Cynthia P. Lee

Chattanooga, TN



Erica Brune

Kansas City, MO



Jenelle S. Coy

Washington, DC


Stride Consulting

Debbie Madden

New York, NY


Xtreme Solutions Inc.

Phyllis W. Newhouse

Atlanta, GA


Within Interior Design, Inc.

Heather R. Robinson

Norfolk, VA


Quality Business Solutions, Inc.

Pamela S. Evette

Travelers Rest, SC


Merrimak Capital Company

Mary Kariotis

Novato, CA



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Click here to read FORBES article:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/2019/05/02/lessons-from-the-50-fastest-growing-women-ownedled-companies/#46717c9d42d7



To book Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne for your outlet as an interviewee or expert on topics such as: Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, Women of Color, Business, Project Management, Talent Fulfillment, Workforce Culture, Gender Bias  please contact: eddie@d4sm.com.