Name: Donzaleigh Powell
Company: D-ConneX, LLC
Brief description of your job responsibilities: Business and Workforce Development, Training
Cable Member Since: 2017
Current or past Cable committee or board role(s): Networking and Event Board Chair
Why did you decide to join Cable? I was seeking an additional pipeline of networking connections.
What have you gained/learned from joining an organization like Cable? I’ve gained experience speaking with people of diverse backgrounds and industries.
How would you describe the benefits of Cable to someone thinking about joining the organization? The main benefit I’ve found is the opportunity to connect with someone I typically would not have had a chance to meet.
In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges professional women face in the business world today? One challenge is remaining relevant in an ever-changing environment.
What would you say has been the single most defining moment in your career so far? The ability to successfully coordinate multiple large-scale networking events in order for both large and small businesses to have the ability to make meaningful connections.
What would you say has been your biggest career achievement? Drastically increasing corporate diversity and inclusion within two years.
What would you say has been your biggest career setback, and how did you get through it? I experienced a layoff during 2012; but I was confident in the benefits I could bring to a new team, and was hired for a great position within Metro Government within less than two months.
What is your ultimate career goal? Work for D-ConneX, LLC, full time and continue to help others through my nonprofit Lifestyle 31.
What advice would you give to a young woman just starting her career? Hold true to your word and your integrity.
Who is your professional role model/mentor, and how has that relationship benefited you? Roxianne Bethune has been an amazing mentor to me. She is always an encouragement and provides sound advice when I need guidance.
What was your very first job? Wendy’s
If you had unlimited funds and could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Dubai
If you could have one superpower for a day, which one would you choose? Invisibility
What is a catch phrase that absolutely drives you crazy? “That’s what’s up.”