The Business Growth Series is a general business event held for any individual looking to build their brand, business or personal connections. Business Growth Series helps business professionals “connect, learn and grow” with networking opportunities and an educational presentation. Topics will include women in leadership, sales, networking and marketing/social media.
This session will feature Raquel Thomas!
Raquel Thomas is a serial entrepreneur turned community builder and servant. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Raquel took a broken childhood and used it to fuel her passion and purpose. A former high school athlete tuned collegiate scholar, Raquel graduated from Virginia State University with a degree in Marketing and went on to earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
After graduating, Raquel went to work for the automotive giant Toyota as a Regional Sales Manager. At Toyota, Raquel worked with the Baltimore Metro dealerships to increase profitably and to identify opportunities to increase market share. After 8 years at Toyota, Raquel decided to venture into entrepreneurship and opened her first daycare, Children of Tomorrow Learning Center & Child Care. A year later, she opened DMR Fashion, a retail store for children, women and men whose clothing provides messages to empower individuals to become their best. Simultaneously, Raquel opened The Museum Shop, an upscale urban clothing retail store in Washington, DC.