The Montgomery County Planning Board, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has announced that Germantown businesswoman and Commissioner Tina Patterson has won the 2018 Roaring Thirty Prodigy Award from the Women in Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem, a trade association representing female business owners in housing.
Patterson, who has served on the Planning Board since 2017, was honored at NAWRB’s fifth annual conference titled “Year of Women” and held in Chicago during July 2018. According to the Roaring Thirty Award website, the Prodigy Award is presented to “an up and comer; an entrepreneur whose success is only a matter of time; showing a way of doing business different from the established players and as a woman proving that there is always room for ingenuity.”
The Roaring Thirty Awards celebrate women leaders who work to ensure gender equality and forge the path to success for all women.
“I am honored to be recognized as a trailblazer and thought leader in my field,” says Patterson. “This award means so much to me in representing how women can realize their dreams with perseverance, support and hard work. I am honored to share the Roaring Thirty Award with other talented women from across the country.”
Tina Patterson is the owner of Jade Solutions, LLC, a management consulting firm headquartered in Germantown, and is an experienced facilitator handling dispute resolution for public agencies and private companies. Patterson has served on the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission and on the board of trustees for the Black Rock Center for the Arts. She received a bachelor degree from Brown University and a graduate certificate in alternative dispute resolution from Southern Methodist University. In 2018, Patterson graduated from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s inaugural Small Business University, which was delivered in collaboration with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Project500 DC.
NAWRB is a leading voice for women in the housing ecosystem and is dedicated to providing women the tools and opportunities for economic growth and expansion, while advocating and promoting women-owned businesses.
Photo courtesy Montgomery County Planning Board.