Orlando, FLA. - Sarah Blake, President, Elipsis Engineering & Consulting, recently won the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) State of Florida Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year. Blake attended George Mason University, and was interviewing with one of Orlando’s largest employers after graduating in 2002 but she accepted a position with a large engineering firm because the interview process was so lengthy.
Armed with a business degree and a drive to succeed, Blake rapidly climbed the ranks at the company. Blake was promoted to project manager, over contracts worth several million dollars within a year of being employed. Blake felt that she reached her career growth potential after 5 years at the large engineering firm and accepted a position at a smaller engineering firm as the service operations manager responsible for the day to day business operations as well as project/contract management and oversight. In 2009, Blake found herself like many others in... Read More