The Power of Relationships in a Global Economy

with Co-Owners Lynda M. Dorman & Carolyn E. Howell
August 12, 2020
Carolyn E. Howell and Lynda M. Dorman

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

11:00 a.m. Central (12:00 noon Eastern) time

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Takeaways:

  1. Why every business needs to worry about relationship building.
  2. Understanding how your strengths could be your greatest weakness.
  3. Why you should build your business with a 'glocal' mindset.

Meet the presenters, Lynda M. Dorman and Carolyn E. Howell

Lynda M. Dorman, Co-Owner and CEO of Orange Wall Enterprises

Lynda M. Dorman, CEO, and Co-founder of Orange Wall Enterprises, a safety solution company that was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our motto, “Bringing Safety Solutions to the Masses” serves as our top priority. Lynda established her PPE business early in the fight against COVID-19 under her company, Dorman Group Holdings LLC. She was delighted to have WBE Carolyn Howell join the effort resulting in forming a new company, Orange Wall Enterprises. Together, they were savvy to be first minority women business owners to sign a national distribution and licensing agreement to private label temperature reading stations using artificial intelligence, robotics technology, and powered by Intel i3 and Intel i7 processors.

As an entrepreneur, Lynda also delivers business solutions under Dorman Group Holdings LLC, a certified MBE consulting firm focused on supplier diversity, procurement and sourcing strategies, information technology project management, and compliance management.

Lynda is a native Washingtonian, earning a Master of International Management and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, Global Campus. She is the mother of two amazing teenage girls, who in their own right are future entrepreneurs.

A few of Lynda’s recognitions:

  • (2014) Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Director’s Award
  • (2013) 25 Influential Women in Business-Making a Difference Awardee MEA Magazine
  • (2012) Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, Inc. Outstanding Leadership Award
  • (2010) Speaker’s Recognition Honor Washington Women’s Network

 

Carolyn E. Howell, Co-Owner and President of Orange Wall Enterprises

Carolyn E. Howell, President and Co-founder of Orange Wall Enterprises, a safety solutions company that was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Carolyn joined forces with fellow WBE Lynda Dorman, and the pair made news when they signed an unprecedented distribution and licensing deal to white label the Orange ThermoControl temperature checking stations designed assist in reopening efforts.

In addition to this Carolyn E. Howell, owner, and CEO of EVENTS USA is an event planning

professional with more than twenty-two years of corporate experience. She has been the driving force behind more than in twenty-six hundred successful custom corporate events.

Carolyn currently holds seats on the Board of Directors of DC Chamber of Commerce, Associates Board of the Wolf Trap, Foundation for the Performing Arts, The “O” Museum in the Mansion.

Carolyn is the proud mother of two daughters, Sky and Stephanie, one son Blake, two sons in law Shawn and Austin, and two granddaughters, Saniya and Sade. She lives in Maryland with her husband Ben, the two have been married for more than forty-five years.

  • 2018 Women in Business Champion of the Year by the DC Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2017 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise.
  • 2016 Sterling Women of the year Awardee.
  • 2015 Chairman’s Award Recipient from the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2010 Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Alumni

About Orange Wall Enterprises

Orange Wall Enterprises LLC is a minority, women-owned, small business enterprise based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, run by co-owners Carolyn Howell and Lynda Dorman, and committed to your health and safety and those living and working throughout our community.

With the arrival of the coronavirus known as SarSARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), life changed in an instant, globally. In the face of mountains of information and misinformation about the pandemic, how to source personal protective equipment and the ongoing need for rapid results testing, as women business owners, we joined forces to create Orange Wall Enterprises LLC, a medical supplies logistics and distribution company headquartered in Maryland.

The company is dedicated to the sourcing and supply of quality personal protective equipment, and for professionals, a fast detection rapid serology test. In addition to product procurement, the company offers supply and inventory management services to those in need of developing the capability to self-source.