SCORE Makes History
SCORE recently announced the appointment of Dedra M. Johanneson as board chair. She is the organization's first female board chair since its founding in 1964.
Johanneson, entrepreneur and former owner and CEO of Johanneson's of WI Inc., brings a strong passion for and knowledge of the business environment to this role and will serve as a leader and proponent for the 7.8 million women business owners, 88 percent of whom represent small businesses in this country, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. With woman-owned firms growing twice as fast as male-owned firms (based on statistics by the National Women's Council), Johanneson's appointment comes at a time when small business growth depends on the involvement and advocacy of qualified women business owners and entrepreneurs.