Prachee Devadas Shares Stage with President Barack Obama
Date: Wednesday , June 30, 2010
In a bid to inspire the budding entrepreneurs, Obama has met the small business entrepreneurs at White House and lauded an Indian woman entrepreneur for her success. Prachee J. Devadas, who moved to the US to turn her entrepreneurial dreams into reality, successfully set up a technology services company in the US that has grown from 1 to 120 employees. Synergy Enterprises was named among Washington Technology's 2008 top 25 small contractors.
Prachee Devadas is the President and CEO of Synergy Enterprises, a certified woman-owned company, which provides information technology and management consulting services to local, national, and international clientele in the public and private sectors. Her husband Anand Devadas is the Vice President of the company. Before starting SEI, Prachee Devadas worked for small companies gaining experience in business development, managing multimillion dollar contracts while providing professional services in training and technical assistance, publication development, grant review, and conference management.
"Prachee told me that when she started she had just one employee. Today, she employs more than a hundred people including her husband Anand,” said Obama with the Indian American couple sharing the stage with him after the meeting with small business owners.
According to Obama, the central promise of America is that it is a nation where anybody who’s got a good idea and willingness to work hard can succeed; and small businesses had created roughly two out of every three new jobs in our country.
"It's that promise that has drawn millions of people to our shores. It's what drives workers to become their own bosses. It's what propels some basement inventor to bring a new concept to market," Obama said citing the example of Devadas couple.