President of Phoenix TS Nominated as a Finalist in the 15th Annual WIT Leadership Awards

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Firoozeh Azarbaidjani-Do of Phoenix TS has been nominated for the Entrepreneur category in the Women in Technology Annual Leadership awards, which recognize outstanding female success, leadership and talent.

Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on the advancement of women within technology careers. Each year the organization highlights individuals in the Washington D.C. area who exemplify what it means to be a successful woman in this field.

Phoenix TS President Firoozeh Azarbaidjani-Do was nominated for the WIT Entrepreneurial category for her role in founding the Phoenix TS IT Training and Certification center in Columbia, MD. As a finalist in this category, Mrs Azarbaidjani-Do understands the challenges that come with running a small, woman-owned business especially within the ever-changing technology industry. She largely attributes her career success to her relentless commitment to education, a belief she has instilled and nurtured in both her employees and everyone who walks through the doors of Phoenix TS.

Mrs Azarbaidjani-Do’s career centers on education, with over twenty years of experience in teaching and project management. After teaching at the university level, she began consulting as a computer programmer. Then, in 1997, her career as a technical trainer began and the following year she founded Phoenix TS in Maryland. She understands the challenges that come with teaching technology, but also understands the greater need for a technology-savvy workforce.

Mrs Azarbaidjani-Do explains her success in this competitive industry, “To have a successful business, enthusiasm for what you are doing is required. I have put my heart and soul into Phoenix TS and I think it shows. This enthusiasm is also passed on to our students and injected into the learning environment, which stresses a hands-on training approach in a super friendly family environment. We encourage both our students and our employees to challenge their knowledge whenever possible.”

Her commitment to her company and education has helped Phoenix TS see tremendous growth over the years which has placed the organization on a number of award lists, including Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 List of America’s fastest growing companies for 2013. Her announcement as a finalist for the Annual WIT Leadership Awards is another great honor for both her and her organization.

All of the finalists will be honored and the award winners will be announced at the Leadership Awards Banquet on April 4, 2014 in Reston, VA.

About Phoenix TS

Phoenix TS is a management, technical computer and IT certification training provider headquartered in Columbia, MD. Phoenix TS has been providing in-class and online training to government agencies and commercial clients around the world since 1998.

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