Ashley Watson, a graduate of Winston Salem State University studied in International Business. In 2005, she was offered an internship with a prominent law enforcement agency located in Washington, DC. Her 15-year career led to a leadership position as Chief Diversity Officer and currently the Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion of Danfoss Power Solutions. Ashley cultivates equitable opportunities for underrepresented groups by identifying systemic barriers within the hiring and professional development process.
Amid managing a full-time career, Ashley opened Dulce Sweet Bar and Bakery in 2016. Dulce, is an e-commerce business specializing in baked goods and decorative cakes. As the owner of Dulce Sweet Bar & Bakery, she has increased profits by 5% over the last 4-years. She has supplier agreements with a DC community coffee shop, Penny Brew, in addition to a nonprofit organization in Prince Georges County, Women Offering Wealth.
Kenneth Watson Jr.
As a graduate of the Columbus School of Law, at Catholic University of America Kenneth Watson, Jr.’s career took a slight turn into the field of food services nine (9) years ago.
Kenneth is the owner of Esquire Meals, a gourmet, health-conscious food services company based out of Baltimore, Maryland. He believes food can be a catalyst to health, recovery, and success. Serving over 200 meals daily, he provides nutritious and affordable solutions for varying populations, such as Cancer Treatment Centers, Homeless Shelters, Fitness Centers, Corporations, and not-for-profit agencies.