Executive Snapshot: Juanita Hardy
Profession/business: "I am the founder and managing principal of Tiger Management Consulting Group, which I founded in 2006 after retiring from IBM. Tiger Management is based on more than 35 years of experience working with Fortune 500 IT companies, U.S. government agencies and international clients. After over 30 years of proven success in the corporate space, I felt small and medium businesses could use a boost. I was also interested in facilitating the success of government contractors, and helping government agencies improve their businesses. I wanted to be a part of that enabling force, help clients solve pressing issues, do good' and leave the world a better place. Tiger Management provides a full array of result-driven consulting services, powered by its branded I3 (I-cubed) methodology, to help solve client problems ranging from improving internal operations to doing business in domestic and international markets. Tiger Management also possesses unmatched insights into marketing in China that have enabled it to develop the unique Doing Business in China Toolkit for Business Leaders to facilitate entering the China export market."
Residence: Silver Spring.
Family: Husband, Mel; son, Kurt; grandson, Elijah.
Hobbies: Collecting art, biking and organizing domestic and international art and cultural tours.
Last book read: "Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood" by Fatima Mernissi.
Last movie seen: "Avatar."
Next vacation spot: Hiroshima, Japan.
Latest accomplishment: "I was recently honored by The Washington Business Journal and received their 2010 Minority Business Leaders Award for my leadership, entrepreneurship and pursuit to continue to grow Tiger Management and achieve greatness for my clients. I also recently launched Tiger Management's new website, www.tigermanagementcg.com."
How she keeps fresh ideas coming: "Some of my most creative work occurs while I am sleeping, if I do the necessary homework. First, I will seek as much information as I can on the subject or issue at hand, through reading, research, speaking with others. Then I'll draft my initial thoughts and literally sleep on them. Usually the morning brings fresh ideas that expand on my draft or cause a total rework of it. Another important source of ideas and insights comes from walking in the woods surrounded by nature [I live near Rock Creek Park] or visiting a gallery or art museum. I am blessed to be a Metro ride away from some of the best museums in our country the Smithsonian family, the National Gallery and the Phillips Collection, for example."
Quote: "In times of challenge or uncertainty, I am often reminded of the source of my power by reciting: I am the captain of my ship I am the master of my soul,' and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.'"