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Celebrate Women-Owned Businesses
March 12, 2021

Join us for MLGW Power Pivot’s next small business webinar at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 18 on MLGW’s Facebook page, (

In honor of Women’s History Month, Power Pivot host Gale Jones Carson, MLGW’s Vice President of Community & External Affairs, will be joined by several guests to discuss women-owned businesses:

Hughetta Dudley, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Stragistics Technology, Inc.; Kelly Dobbins, President of Mid-South Drug Testing, Inc.; and Fabiola Francis, Owner of Simply Fabulous Catering and Fabiola’s Kitchen. They will discuss pivoting during the pandemic, advertising, marketing, applying for local and federal assistance and women-owned business enterprises.


About our guests:

Dudley is President/CEO of Memphis-based Stragistics Technology, Inc., a technology solutions provider that delivers resources, teams and services to private and government sectors. A Baltimore, Md. native, Dudley has degrees from the University of Baltimore and John Hopkins University. She is an active and vibrant member of National Association of Woman Business Owners (NAWBO).

Dobbins, President of Mid-South Drug Testing, Inc., has over 25 years of experience in the drug testing industry. Mid-South Drug Testing serves communities in Tennessee, Northeastern Arkansas, North Mississippi, and the boot heel of Missouri, offering individual, employment, federal, court-ordered and school drug and breath alcohol testing among other services.

Fabiola Francis opened her own catering service, Simply Fabulous Catering, in 1995, focusing on Guatemalan and Southern culinary influences combined with her passion for food and genuine love for people. Born in Lebanon and raised in Guatemala, Francis is a second-generation chef and caterer and University of Memphis graduate.

Go to MLGW’s Facebook page or join Power Pivot by Zoom webinar: Or call one of these numbers: +1 646 876 9923, +1 301 715 8592, +1 312 626 6799, +1 669 900 6833, +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799. Webinar ID: 956 3690 7781.


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