National Association of Professional Women Inducts Brandy Emmons-Powell, Director of Quality Development at Didlake, Inc., Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Brandy Emmons-Powell as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in health services. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.
“I’m pleased to recognize Brandy with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”
Ms. Emmons-Powell initially began her journey in the field of health services due to the flexible schedule it afforded her while in college. “Once I began working with people with disabilities, I realized it was rewarding and fulfilling work beyond a paycheck,” said Ms. Emmons-Powell.
Today, Ms. Emmons-Powell is the Director of Quality Development at Didlake, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing a wide range of valuable resources to people with disabilities in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. This includes job training that prepares individuals to enter the workforce and award-winning business solutions providing trainees with job placement
In her role, Ms. Emmons-Powell is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of quality assurance and quality control initiatives for the organization’s contracts. To date, she has effectively ensured that each contract requirement is met primarily around quality control, reporting, inspection, auditing, sustainability and training. Currently, the quality assurance program is implemented on 14 Federal contracts. Of all her noted achievements, Ms. Emmons-Powell is most proud of the contribution her work has on the lives of others to be able to experience greater independence and choice in their lives.
“I have worked hard to be part of Didlake’s mission ‘to create opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities.’ Personally, my biggest accomplishment is my participation in improving and implementing processes that help people retain employment through a quality control program that is tied directly to improving the work environment,” she said.
About NAPW
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.
Awards & Accomplishments: George Washington University, Master’s Certificate, Government Contracting and Federal Contracting; Museology and Museum Studies Certification, IUPUI; Bachelor of Arts, Franklin College, History and Religious Studies; I.C.E. (ISSA Certified Expert in Green Building)