MBE Pioneers in STEM


ChicagoMSDC Magazine's Cover Story for the Summer 2017 edition features four MBE pioneers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

Linda Boasmond, Barry Corona, Vasanthi Ilangovan and Edilberto Ortiz are pioneers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

This cover story profiles four outstanding and award-winning minority business enterprises certified with the ChicagoMSDC:

  • Cedar Concepts is a manufacturer of surfactants, lubricants and chemical intermediaries in the form of flakes and pastilles.
  • Production Products and Manufacturing designs, manufactures and delivers solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems.
  • VIVA USA provides IT management and consulting services.
  • E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLC, is a professional services firm offering accounting, auditing, management consulting and tax services.

Boasmond, Corona, Ilangovan, and Ortiz represent very different paths to entrepreneurship. Some followed a passion and others discovered their passion by accident. Undeterred by the obstacles they faced, these pioneers overcame similar obstacles with persistence and hard work. They all strive to educate and empower the next generation of MBEs in STEM. Those seeking relatable role models in STEM need look no further than these ChicagoMSDC MBEs.

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Click here to see the Summer 2017 edition of the ChicagoMSDC Magazine.