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Dr. Terry Neese

Founder and CEO, Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW)

Bio Current as of June 17, 2015

Dr. Terry Neese is founder and CEO of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW). She leads the organization to accomplish its mission via two programs, both domestic and international training for women business owners in the area of public policy and entrepreneurial education.

Founder of Terry Neese Personnel Services, Terry is a past national president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the largest women’s association of its kind.

A successful businesswoman, Terry made history in 1990 when she became the first woman nominated by a major political party for the seat of Lt. Governor of Oklahoma. She was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the “Power 30” – the most influential small businesspersons in Washington, D.C. She was named an Outstanding Business Leader by Northwood University Board of Trustees in 2006.

Terry is recognized as a national expert on economic issues that affect women and families. Her articles have been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Entrepreneurial Women Magazine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Journal Record, the Oklahoman, Washington Examiner, and the Washington Times. Terry is a recurring guest on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, SBTV, as well as on local TV and radio stations.