Kathy Dawson
President & CEO
Dawson & Dawson
Staffing, Inc

  • Founded: 2008
  • WBENC-Certified: 2013
  • Headquartered: Mission Viejo, CA
  • About: Dawson & Dawson Staffing operate as a true “Search & Staffing” business partner that looks at the big picture, not just filling a job requisition. They collaborate with their clients to develop a very thorough hiring strategy that suits their client’s unique hiring demands. The complexity of the search, level of the position and the client’s sense of urgency all play a role in selecting the services that will best serve their clients. They provide jobs for their clients in 3 categories, Executive Search, Middle Management and Clerical Secretarial, and across all industries. All job structures are also serviced from direct hire, contract, and contract to direct.
  • Website: www.dawsondawsoninc.com
  • Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

"Corporate America lacks flexibility…I change with the times."

Q: What values have led to and continue to support your business acumen?

What sets Dawson & Dawson apart is an ability to develop long term, mutually satisfying relationships.  My unique business strategy involves active listening in order to truly give clients what they want. I have had the pleasure of working with thousands of clients, helping them get the right person at the right time. My plethora of experience in making quality connections consistently demonstrates the positive matchmaking results. My hands-on approach and proven track record of recruiting for prestigious clients continue to make me a sought after talent broker. 

Q: What advice do you have for a WBE attending their first Conference?

I would recommend a new attendee find a mentor that has been to past conferences to help them navigate the conference schedule and programs. This is instrumental in getting the most out of the conference as there are many activities and limited time. The mentor may even introduce them to their top targets at the conference.

Q: What advice do you have for a new entrepreneur?

For any new entrepreneur, you need to always have one or two alternative solutions for each and every business activity. Many events and transactions do not happen as you would expect and need to have an alternative solution to keep the business moving forward.