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The IQ Brew: Dr. Alicia Makaye, GXA

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL EVENT
The IQ Brew is a networking and educational series featuring short presentations from entrepreneurs, small businesses and subject-matter experts. The goal of The IQ® Brew is to share lessons learned and to have the Richardson business community hear about the successes and challenges faced while starting and growing a business. Come join us for coffee and conversation every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month!

On Thursday, September 22, The IQ® Brew will feature Dr. Alicia Makaye, President and CEO of GXA, a Dallas-Fort Worth area IT solutions provider that helps other businesses take command and control of their IT. GXA is an award-winning, ISO-certified IT consulting company located in Richardson, Texas. GXA was recognized by Inc. as one of the fastest growing IT companies in the nation in 2014, 2019, and 2020 and as one of Texas’ most inspiring and fastest growing companies in 2020. Founded in 2004 and incorporated in 2008, GXA is a managed service provider (MSP) that provides solutions and support to innovate businesses, improve operational efficiencies, achieve competitive advantages, and simply put – build stronger businesses. Since its inception, GXA has helped hundreds of companies in dozens of industries in the Dallas-Fort Worth area transform their technology from an expense to a profit center.

Dr. Makaye thrives in her diverse roles – award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, U.S. Air Force veteran, wife, and mother of two. She has received the following honors: Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader; Minority Women Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Alumna of the Year at UT Dallas; Air Force Achievement Medal, nominated for ‘Women of the Year’, and most recently received the 2022 Dallas Business Journal Dallas Women in Technology Award.

Come hear from Dr. Makaye about her experiences and best practices for entrepreneurs.

Thank you to our venue host, The Drawing Board!

Agenda
8:30am – Coffee & Networking
9:00am – Opening Remarks
9:05am – Introductions
9:15am – IQ Speakers
9:45am – Q&A

Joining us online? Below is the Zoom link for the session:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82770941365?pwd=Y09tZFp2ZmZwNXcrMmw0cE9vWkswdz09
Meeting ID: 827 7094 1365
Passcode: 003661

BIO:
Dr. Alicia Makaye is the President and CEO of GXA, a Dallas-Fort Worth area IT Solutions provider that helps other businesses take command and control of their IT. The “A” in GXA, Dr. Alicia Makaye co-founded the company with her spouse George Makaye in 2004. An award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, U.S. Air Force veteran, wife, and mother of two, Dr. Makaye actively advocates causes supporting children, families, and veterans across the globe. Recognized for her leadership, Dr. Makaye recently received the 2022 Dallas Business Journal Dallas Women in Technology Award; 2022 Power Couple in Tech by the Women Leading Technology Sorority; 2020 Green and Orange Award by UT-Dallas; 2019 Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award; 2019 Alumna of the Year at UT-Dallas – Public and Nonprofit Management Program; 2019 Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Minority Women Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Dr. Makaye serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas College Foundation, the UT-Dallas Diversity Advisory Council and MPA Advisory Board. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amakaye

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Date

Sep 22 2022

Time

8:30 am - 10:00 am
The Drawing Board, 1900 Jay Ell Drive, Richardson, Texas 75081

Location

The Drawing Board, 1900 Jay Ell Drive, Richardson, Texas 75081
Website
https://www.thedrawingboarddfw.com/
Registration

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