DSFederal CEO Sophia Parker was recently featured in the latest edition of Profiles of Success, a collection of stories centered around successful businesspeople in the Washington, D.C. area. Over the course of six pages, the story chronicles Sophia’s humble beginnings in Taiwan and the personal and professional experiences that have come to inform her current business philosophy, such as obtaining her CPA.
“What I loved about accounting was that you didn’t have to say anything,” she said. “In the end, the result speaks for itself. Either you balance, or you don’t. Life works the same way. You can make excuses, but it’s really about results.”
The profile also tells the story of how Sophia forged meaningful connections with her clients to build mutually beneficial relationships.
“Sometimes, the best thing you can do for a business relationship is to show a little kindness,” she said. “If you take care of your customers, your customers will take care of you. Taking care of people matters. Little acts of compassion go a long way.”
DSFederal has over $17 million in revenue and more than 30 government organizations as clients, and Sophia emphasizes generosity as a cornerstone of the company’s success. “The more you give, the more you have. If there’s any lesson for anybody in my story, it’s the truth of this idea.”
About DSFederal: DSFederal is a woman-owned consulting firm that specializes in research support, enterprise IT solutions, business process improvement, and training for Federal government agencies. The company has received awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration (Top Woman-Owned Small Business), the Washington Business Journal (Top Small Technology Company), and SmartCEO (Cornerstone Award.) Clients include the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Transportation, Defense, and Agriculture, among others. Projects range from mobile app development to training solutions to customization of software and processes in support of multi-billion dollar efforts for HHS agencies. www.dsfederal.com