Risch Results Exclusive Interview with Dr. Alicia Makaye Co-founder of GXA
86% of women seek employers with diversity and inclusion strategies. Jolene speaks with Co-founder of GXA, Dr. Alicia Makaye, about her professional journey and why owning an IT company is attainable for all women.
This Interview is Beneficial For:
- ✓ Women Entrepreneurs
- ✓ IT Industry Professionals
- ✓ Companies Seeking Diversity Strategies
- ✓ Companies Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Alicia Makaye. is the President and CEO of GXA, a Dallas-Fort Worth area IT Solutions provider that helps other businesses take command and control of their IT. The “A” in GXA, Dr. Alicia Makaye co-founded the company with her spouse George Makaye in 2004. She thrives in her diverse roles – award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, U.S. Air Force veteran, wife, and mother of two.
Most recently Dr. Makaye was recognized as the 2020 Women's Veterans Enterprise Center Business Pitch Winner for State of Texas; SEI Dallas Women in Technology Luminary Award Nominee 2020; Dallas Business Journal Minority Business LeaderAward 2019; Alumna of the Year at UT-Dallas – Public and Nonprofit Management Program 2019; Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Minority Women Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2019.
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Dr. Makaye frequently speaks and participates in activities that foster youth development. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas College Foundation as well as on the UT Dallas Diversity Advisory Council and MPA Advisory Board. She also is an Advisory Board Member for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Makaye has led the GXA community outreach initiatives including Adopting a Veteran Family, providing financial literacy workshops for the youth and backpack drives. GXA collected and donated over 100 computers to Imani Bridges to empower men and women in Nigeria. In 2018, GXA collected and donated over 300 computers to the community locally and internationally.