(The Triangle Trend) — National Women’s Day on Sunday, August 9th is creeping up on us fast. The title lasts one day, but the message lasts year-long. Women-owned businesses are on the rise both locally and nationally. Women are changing “traditional” roles in the business realm to positions of leadership and management. There are more female entrepreneurs today than ever before, and as with any business, they need consumer support. So making a conscious effort to support these businesses whenever possible is greatly appreciated by each and every one of these ladies. In the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, here’s a list of businesses that are both women-owned and women-led.
Dr. Hoda Bassiri, Owner & Dentist
6400 Creedmoor Rd, Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27613
Fusion Dental Care is owned and lead by an amazing dentist, Dr. Hoda Bassiri, who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Chemistry, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a full scholarship from the Board of Governors, Dr. Hoda Bassiri earned a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, and completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. She is a member of American Dental Society, NC Dental Society, and Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society, and Dr. Bassirir has volunteered many hours to Wake Smiles Dental Clinic, in Raleigh, and Missions of Mercy free dental clinics, throughout the state. Fusion Dental Care seeks to provide the highest level of customer service, while ensuring high quality dental care by using cutting-edge technology.
Sepi Saidi, President + CEO
1 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27603
SEPI is an award-winning, woman-owned firm offering concept to completion services, technical solutions, and inspired design for the built environment. Services include Asset Management and Maintenance, Construction Engineering and Inspection, Environmental, Geomatics, Geospatial and GIS, Landscape Architecture, and many more.
Deborah Greer, President (left) Local Staffing Agency (right)
3109 Charles B. Root Wynd, Raleigh, NC 27612
Forming corporate staffing and recruiting partnerships since 1986. What makes Greer Group different? Woman owned. Full service. Caring. Thorough. And most of all, ethical. Their corporate office started in Raleigh, expanded regionally throughout the Carolinas, and they now have national affiliations.
801 Corporate Center Dr #110, Raleigh, NC 27607
Founded and led by Kathryn J. Burrell, SunState’s goal is to change the way clients think about security by exceeding everyday safety measures while remaining consistent with their guiding principles of honesty, integrity, and trust. This company takes a hands-on approach to security and implements law-enforcement standards to the services they provide.
Cindy Waite, President
3200 Fairhill Dr #100, Raleigh, NC 27612
Accentuate Staffing, founded in 1996, is a North Carolina certified woman-owned business with offices in Raleigh and Selma, NC. Their service offerings include direct hire, contract, contract to hire, and short term placements with their roster of highly regarded clients.
5306 NC Highway 55 #103, Durham, NC 27713
Express Employment Professionals is a full-service recruiting firm, specializing in professional, office services, information technology, and accounting and finance job opportunities. The fifth largest woman owned business in the Triangle, Express is locally owned, ISO certified, HUB certified, and the recipient of Inavero’s ‘Best of Staffing’ Client Satisfaction Award for six years in a row.
Cholada S., Founder
1203 Ivy Ln, Cary, NC 27511
At Cholada Healing therapy, you can escape from the stress of your responsibilities and soothe your mind, body, and soul. Retreat to Cholada’s quiet and peaceful home office, where professional therapists are ready to make your visit with them as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
4421 Six Forks Rd, Ste 103A, Raleigh, NC 27609
MADISON is a women’s specialty multi-brand retailer representing accessible luxury. Since launching its first store in 2010, they’ve quickly become a premier shopping destination. MADISON’s collection is current and exciting, focusing on the most coveted styles with an emphasis on quality and detail.
Lisa Kornstein Kaufman, Founder
4120 Main St, Raleigh, NC 27609
Scout & Molly stores are all about providing women with a safe and fashion savvy environment where they can feel comfortable and cared for while they shop. Find the latest fashions from established and up-and-coming designers to keep you ahead of the curve when it comes to style.
4209-133 Lassiter Mill Rd, The Alexan at North Hills, Raleigh, NC 27609
At Glo de Vie (glow of life), North Raleigh’s leading boutique med spa, you’ll find yourself at the intersection of medical expertise and luxurious relaxation. All skin care treatments at Raleigh’s Glo de Vie are performed by highly-trained, experienced and licensed nurse practitioners and medical estheticians.
Danea Polise, co-owner
7520 Ramble Way Ste 111, Raleigh, NC 27616
Owned and operated by dancers, Dance Etc. has been serving the dance community for over 14 years. Offering only quality products from leading manufacturers, they specialize in the art of Professional Pointe Shoe Fitting and empower dancers to approach their artistry with the confidence they need to succeed. Their level of expertise and service has earned them the reputation as one of the top-Rated dance boutiques in the Carolinas.