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Atlanta City Council Honors Dr. Nazeera Dawood of Vendorship, Inc. as a Trailblazer for Diversity and Inclusion during Women’s History Month

The Atlanta City Council has bestowed a prestigious honor upon Dr Nazeera Dawood, the esteemed founder and CEO of Vendorship, Inc., recognizing her exceptional contributions and service to the Greater Atlanta community. This recognition comes as a significant highlight during Women’s History Month, celebrating the achievements and resilience of women across the globe. A special ceremony, held on March 7th, saw the Atlanta City Council officially declare March 7th as Dr. Nazeera Dawood Day, followed by a reception at Atlanta City Hall to commemorate Dr. Dawood’s remarkable accomplishments.

Andrea L. Boone, Member of the Atlanta City Council, expressed, “Dr. Nazeera Dawood encapsulates the spirit of Women’s History Month with her unwavering commitment to public health and economic empowerment. Her path from earning a medical degree to establishing Vendorship showcases her vision and resilience. Dr. Dawood’s leadership not only uplifts women and minority-owned businesses but also cultivates a spirit of community and collaboration across Atlanta. As we commemorate Women’s History Month, it is an honor to acknowledge Dr Dawood for her exceptional contributions and recognize the positive influence she consistently brings to the advancement and inclusivity of our city.”

Viren Mayani, recognized as a global thought leader, extended his greetings during the ceremony. Darryl Ricardo Matthews Sr., Director of Business Development at Vendorship, introduced the honoree, followed by the Proclamation Presentation by Councilmember Andrea L Boone. Additional speakers at the event included Monidipa Das, Madhu Pareek, Veni Nanjundiah, and Richard Johnson. Burleigh Singleton, managing partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, delivered the closing remarks.

Dr. Nazeera Dawood’s journey is one of dedication and service, spanning over 20 years in both the public and private sectors, including impactful work in non-profit organizations. After a successful career as a medical doctor, she furthered her education with a Master’s Degree in Public Health from UNC, Chapel Hill. Her subsequent eight years in public service, including roles such as Research Project Manager at Emory University and Director of the Fulton County Health Department Division of Health Promotion, provided her with invaluable insights into the intricacies of the government’s procurement process, paving the way for the establishment of Vendorship.

Expressing her gratitude, Dr. Nazeera Dawood remarked, “Being recognized by city leaders for Women’s History Month is an honor. As we strive to make diversity and inclusion less of an ideal and more of a common practice, companies like Vendorship can serve as an example of how to bring equitable access and opportunities to all businesses.”

The Georgia House of Representatives read and adopted House Resolution 591, recognizing January 19, 2022, as Dr. Nazeera Dawood Reaffirmation of Diversity in Patriotism Day. The Resolution was sponsored by State Rep. Angelika Kausche, and cosponsored by State Reps. Todd Jones and Josh McLaurin.

Nazeera previously received a proclamation from Fulton County recognizing October 1 as Dr. Nazeera Dawood Appreciation Day. After almost eight years of employment at the County as a Health Promotion Division Director and as Chief of Staff of the Chairman’s Office of Board of Commissioners, she departed from county employment in mid-2017 and initiated Vendorship Inc. in January of 2018.

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