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Student Spotlight: World Campus Graduate Student, Carrie-Ann Barrow

In June of 2006 the Washingtonian published an article: “The list of Powerful Women to Watch”. It began: To be successful, a lot has to fall into place: brains, drive, personality, and a little luck. These ten women have all those things and more—and they haven’t reached 40 yet… The second person on the list is Carrie-Ann Barrow, now a student in our MPS program in HRER.

In June of 2006 the Washingtonian published an article: “The list of Powerful Women to Watch”. It began:

To be successful, a lot has to fall into place: brains, drive, personality, and
a little luck. These ten women have all those things and more—and they
haven’t reached 40 yet…

The second person on the list is Carrie-Ann Barrow, now a student in our MPS program in HRER.

Carrie-Ann resides in Washington, DC where she has spent the largest part of her professional career. What originally caught the Washingtonian’s attention was the fact that Carrie-Ann had founded and was CEO to DBTS, an IT company involved in a variety of high profile DC area projects, particularly with respect to District of Columbia government. This included work with the Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) that improved information technology available to the schools and students. When she sold the business it had an increase of sales of 444.7% over a period of three years.

Notwithstanding being a Mother to three children, Carrie-Ann wasn’t leaving the world of business. She immediately positioned herself as Leadership and Organizational Development consultant, achieving certifications from the Project Management Institutue, as an ACC Certified Coach (International Coach Federation), and as a Certified Practitioner (Leadership Circle Profile & Culture Survey). In 2014 she founded Barrow Consulting Services. Its mission, according to the website is “simple but impactful”:

By bringing out the best in each individual and business, the world is a better place. By knowing what fulfills us and how to reach it, we are our best and can help others achieve the same. Barrow believes in the spirit of the individual and also believes that bringing out the best in each, we bring out the best in all.

The commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) that the mission statement illustrates helps explain the company’s active involvement in supporting the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency Partners for Kids in Care (PFK). The groups provides financial support for children in foster care and other at risk situations.

Carrie-Ann is not only an excellent student, she represents the values we so often discuss in our classrooms: the commitment to CSR; the development of business acumen; and, a belief that she can use her human resources and employment relations degree “to bring out the best in all”.