Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch in 2017

September 25, 2017 - Westminster, MD

The Baltimore Sun's 25 Women to Watch in 2017

Karen Barbour, President of The Barbour Group, has been named one of the Baltimore Sun's 25 Women to Watch in 2017.

For years, Karen Barbour has advocated for and supported entrepreneurs through her bonding company, the Barbour Group. Then last year, she launched the Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors, a network designed to help its 20 member businesses grow. The alliance addresses a dramatic achievement gap for Hispanic-owned commercial construction firms, she says. She took her advocacy one step further this June with the creation of the National Small Business Party, a 100-member political party. Barbour lobbies for legislation designed to eliminate regulatory barriers for entrepreneurs, she says, because of “the importance of economic fairness.”

—Michel Elben

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Congratulations Karen Barbour on being The Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women To Watch! We wanted to echo the sentiments of the Baltimore Sun of your outstanding contribution to diverse and small businesses in the State of Maryland.  You are truly a force of nature in the business world and we are so very lucky to have benefited from your sound business judgements, teachings and development of our respective and diverse business communities.  Today we honor and celebrate the success that is you.  Keep up the awesome work.

Warmest regards,
Towanda Livingston, Director - WSSC’s Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion

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