50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/LED Companies Announced by Women Presidents' Organization and Capital One

50 Fastest Growing Wom…

DSA Chairman and CEO Fran Pierce Honored at 12TH Annual Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, NC

Trevose, PA – May 6, 2019 – 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.

Fran Pierce, Chairman and CEO of Data Systems Analysts, based in Philadelphia, PA region, has been ranked 39th among this year’s WPO 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies list.  “This recognition is an honor”, said Fran Pierce, DSA’s Chairman and CEO. DSA’s success is directly attributable to the belief in the company’s future, setting ambitious but achievable goals, and building a strong committed team to achieve them.”

“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 DSA 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.

About DSA

DSA is an employee owned professional services provider that enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission critical goals. We are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects and for Development. Founded in 1963, DSA’s service offerings include Cloud Solutions, Intelligent Analytics, Digital Modernization, and Cyber Operations and Security.  DSA is headquartered in the Philadelphia area and has major operations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; O’Fallon, IL; Aberdeen and Frederick, MD; Tinton Falls, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Charlottesville, Fairfax and McLean, VA; and in other locations in the National Capital Region.


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