Going from being an emergency room nurse to running your own consulting firm takes a lot of chutzpah. But that’s just what Dr. Sherilyne E. Dougherty, chief executive officer of DAI Solutions, did. When asked why, Dr. Dougherty simply says she “wanted to do good work.”
Since founding DAI Solutions in 2000, Dr. Dougherty has done just that. An entrepreneur and respected leader, Dr. Dougherty helps a diverse client base, including the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, tackle some of the most vexing human capital issues facing federal government.
“If you are doing something you are passionate about and not making a difference, it is time to move on.”
While many of her colleagues are thinking about retirement, Dr. Dougherty has taken on a new challenge. She recently opened an office in Sarasota helping clients navigate federal contracting, providing end-to-end services that result in contract awards.
While growing her business is a top priority, she also believes in giving back, whether offering advice to women who want to start their own businesses or helping local nonprofit Selah Freedom end human trafficking. Dr. Dougherty believes, “If you are doing something you are passionate about and not making a difference, it is time to move on.”
▶ DOCTORATE, THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, DC
▶ LEADERSHIP ALEXANDRIA, 2011
▶ WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMAN, 2012-2016
▶ AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL (ACT/IAC) CHAIR HUMAN CAPITAL SIG, 2012
▶ LAKEWOOD RANCH BUSINESS ALLIANCE (LWRBA) “WOMEN OF INFLUENCE,” 2016
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