Karwanna Dyson, CEO of She’s Got Goals, is a female Black entrepreneur helping other women and minorities build successful and sustainable businesses by becoming government contractors. Her path to success, however, wasn’t an easy or straight one.
Growing up in San Francisco, Dyson’s environment was far from idyllic. Stepping outside her home was an obstacle course seeing her dodge bullets, step over alcoholics sleeping off their latest bender on the sidewalk, avoiding the drug dealers hanging around on street corners and mourning yet another friend murdered simply for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Not wanting to be yet another statistic in her neighborhood, she made the decision to study hard, finish high school and go to college so she could move to a better area.