Theme: Ready to Own Your Family’s Business?
Summary: Two sisters discuss their transition to ownership in their family’s electrical business, how they and their brothers decided to become a woman-owned business, and the way they contribute to helping girls in their community develop skills and self-confidence.
Featured Guest: Katie Denier Koetters and Susan Denier Laumann
Organization: Denier Electric Company, Inc.
- “Our dad always called Denier Electric ‘the baby’. ‘The mentality of the whole company is ‘what’s good for the baby’.”
- “A lot of general contractors have asked us why we haven’t become woman-owned. There’s more of a demand now for minority-owned businesses. We want to make things easier for our contract managers…it will help tremendously. It’s mainly to help our people.”
- “We’re here every day. We work in and on the business every day…when we sent out our application to be woman-owned, we felt really good about it. Sometimes you don’t know how much you know about the business until you start talking about it.”