On today’s broadcast, we featured a dynamic panel of 3 all-star woman business leaders that covered the issues surrounding being a double minority threat in the current corporate market. Mary Parker can dedicate an entire wall in her office to the number of awards and accolades she has garnered for both her work in the community and her entrepreneurial work. Mary is the President and CEO of ALL(n)1, a multi-million dollar international enterprise, the President of ABD Contracting, and the Immediate Past Chair of the Atlanta Business League, as well as a board member to a handful of other prestigious councils. Indigo Triplett– Founder and CEO– and Tammy Davis– Director of Operations– from Careers in Transition also joined us. Their company has been recognized as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies for the last 3 years in INC magazine, and has assisted everything from Fortune 500 companies to the Federal Government itself. Indigo Triplett, the Founder at Careers In Transition, is also a renowned speaker on the subject of career advancement and leadership. Tammy Davis has 15 years of success in HR and operations, as well intimate knowledge of Federal and Defense relations. Join us in exploring the executive suite of minority business women in Atlanta business, past, present, and future!
Dr. Indigo Triplett / Careers in Transition
Dr. Indigo launched Careers In Transition as an independent consultant in 1995, which quickly parlayed into a successful venture resulting in the company becoming incorporated in 1997. Initially, the company provided career transitional assistance during a period when many companies needed to downsize, but ultimately changed its focus to performance management. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, her company was recognized as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies by INC. Magazine. Stateside to abroad–from Tucker, Georgia to Shanghai, China–she delivers a message and philosophy that is insightful; thus, resonating with people at every tier of their career or within an organization. As the author of Playing by the Unwritten Rules I: Moving from the Middle to the Top and Playing by the Unwritten Rules II: From a Job Defense to a Career Offense, she is a leading authority on career and performance management. Noted for “making the implicit explicit” and injecting humor into her subject matter, she is called upon by nationally recognized magazines, newspapers, television and radio outlets. She recently Founded Indigo Insights a nonprofit that is changing the conversation from mental illness to mental wellness.
Mary Parker / ALL(n)1 Security Services
Mary Parker, President & CEO of ALL(n)1 Security Services, Inc. has more than 30 years of experience in the security industry. ALL(n)1 Security is the country’s nationally certified African-American female owned full service security firm in the United States. These services include Security Personnel, Security Technology, Background Checks and Traffic Control Management.
In 2001, Mary Parker founded ALL(n)1 Security in the kitchen of her home, with one employee, herself. Today, ALL(n)1 consists of a staff of more than 200 employees. From a small home office in Atlanta, Georgia, ALL(n)1 has evolved into a multi-million dollar enterprise with offices in Alabama, Mississippi, and Africa. ALL(n)1 serves markets in the Southeastern, Eastern, Midwestern, Southwestern, and Western Regions. Her company has even worked side-by-side with the Secret Service to protect the First Lady and the President when each delivered commencement speeches in Atlanta. Mary Parker is also the President of ABD Contracting, LLC, a five‐year old female and minority‐owned full service concrete and asphalt paving company located in Atlanta, Georgia. ABD Contracting, offers a full range of milling, construction, installation, coating, striping, restoration and maintenance services. ABD has the resources and experience that meet or exceed federal specifications. The company operates as a general sub‐contractor in the States of Alabama and Georgia.
She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Atlanta Business League and is one of its 100 Women of Vision. Mary has participated in ABL’s Student Business Shadow Program since its inception. Through this program, she seeks to identify participants to award a scholarship from the Mary Parker Foundation Annual Back to school event.
She has been featured in Black Enterprise, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Woman Magazine, Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Tribune Magazine, to name a few. She is the recipient of the 2014, KLEANCollar Spirit of Excellence in Entrepreneurship, 2013 Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta 2013 Salute to Mothers Business Award, 2012 Trumpet Awards Business, 2012 National Women Business Enterprise STAR Award, 2012 Enterprising Women Award, and 2010 National Minority Supplier Development Council – CLASS II Award.
Mary Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and a Master’s Degree in Security Management from Stafford University. In Addition, she is a graduate of the Tuck Executive Leadership Program at Dartmouth, The Georgia Governor’s Mentor Protégé Program, Atlanta Economic Alliance Academy, Small Business Development Center, and Leadership Atlanta.
She is a sought after speaker for Criminal Justice students throughout the United States. She mentors youth, many women, new business owners, and aspiring security professionals. She believes that God chose her to go through many challenges and obstacles before allowing her to succeed. Her motivation is faith, commitment to change, and the responsibility to give back.
Mary Parker is the founder of the Mary Parker Foundation non-profit organization that is committed to uplifting humanity. The foundation aims to foster those imperative and principal fundamentals that are essential to lifelong learning. Signature programs include education, entrepreneurship and re-entry. Each program has been strategically designed to ensure all participants are placed on an assured and measurable pathway to success. A curriculum and program guide has been developed that empowers, enriches and motivates each participant, positioning them to attain key results. We are committed to “Raising Other Generations”. Mary Parker truly understands that to whom much is given, much is required.
Mary Parker is an ordained Minister. She is the mother of one daughter, Chana and 3 adorable granddaughters, Amber, Essence, and Jada.