Valerie Doherty Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

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CEO of Doherty Employment Group, Valerie Doherty, awarded National Association of Women Business Owners–Minnesota (NAWBO) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Growing up in Litchfield as one of six children – the daughter of a truck driver and a homemaker – I would never have imagined the life I am now living.

Valerie Doherty, CEO of Minneapolis-based Doherty Employment Group, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Minnesota at its annual Achieve! Awards on Wednesday, October 28th. This esteemed award is based on long-term success and leadership as a business owner, in addition to respected achievements and tenacity in facing challenges.

The formal event, held at St. Paul’s Midpointe Event Center, is focused on celebrating and honoring some of the top women business owners in Minnesota for their exceptional contributions and success. Seventeen women were recognized with awards, some of which included the Vision Award, Generational Business Award and Businesswoman of the Year Award, which Doherty received in 1998.

As Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Doherty oversees the human resources, benefits, legal and risk management departments of Doherty Employment Group. Her down-to-earth approach and savvy intellect have continued to nurture her winning attitude, inspiring individuals around her to strive for success in everything they do. The family-owned company recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, and with the same ardor she had in those early years of the business, Doherty continues to demonstrate a true passion for her work.

Doherty states, “Working with Tim to build our business over the course of more than 30 years has proven to be incredibly challenging, exciting and rewarding. Growing up in Litchfield as one of six children – the daughter of a truck driver and a homemaker – I would never have imagined the life I am now living.”

About NAWBO Minnesota
The National Association of Women Business Owners – Minnesota Chapter (NAWBO-MN) provides a local avenue for women entrepreneurs to connect with their peers. Women business owners, large and small, join together for regular networking, educational programs, mentorship and support. Nationally, NAWBO was founded in 1975 to open doors for women entrepreneurs by transforming public policy and leveling the playing field. Representing the issues and concerns of women-owned businesses at the national, state and local levels, NAWBO is in the forefront of advocating on behalf of women business owners and the issues that impact their companies.

About Doherty | The Employment Experts
Headquartered in Minneapolis for over 35 years, Doherty offers customized workforce solutions to companies doing business in Minnesota and across the nation. Doherty is the largest Minnesota-based staffing firm, Minnesota’s 2nd largest woman-owned business, a Star Tribune Top Workplace since 2014, and the only staffing firm to receive the Minnesota Business Ethics Award. Visit for more information.

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