DPP President garners TWIN award

Barbara Blau and Dana Shenkar at 2012 TWIN Awards

Barbara Blau and Dana Shenkar at 2012 TWIN Awards

Barbara Blau, founder and president of DP Professionals, was one of eight honorees at the Palmetto Center for Women (PCW) on Friday, Nov. 9.

Blau was honored with the 2012 Entrepreneur TWIN Award. The Entrepreneur Award recognizes women who demonstrate excellence as entrepreneurs or business owners.

“My advice to other women,” Blau said, “is to stand up straight and remember that you belong in the room.”

The TWIN Award (Tribute to Women in Industry) is a distinguished honor presented to women whose outstanding achievements mark them as leaders and role models in business and in the community. Governor Nikki R. Haley was the keynote speaker at the Awards banquet.

DP Professionals, Inc. (DPP) specializes in the placement of highly qualified IT professionals in both contract and direct hire opportunities in federal and state government agencies, private industries such as healthcare, insurance, banking, utilities, and manufacturing, as well as in non-profit organizations.

Located in “famously hot” Columbia, S.C., DPP is an NWBOC certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise with more than 15 years in the information technology staffing industry. Key markets include Columbia and Charleston, S.C.; Virginia; and D.C.

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