Sticky Article Celebrating Womens History Month Honoring Trailblazing Business Women in WID

Celebrating Womens History Month  Honoring Trailblazing Business Women in WID
WID TrailBlazers

NORFOLK, Va. – Women in Defense, Greater Hampton Roads (WIDGHR), a local chapter of the National Security organization, honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and predominately male industries. Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid. Our 2018 Honorees represent diverse backgrounds and each made their mark as a trailblazer in her chosen discipline. Additionally, the Honorees’ work and influence spans across the Hampton Roads community among women and men. These women have both successfully stepped out of the box and forged their own path of blazing success. 

Patti Hamilton is the Founder and President/CEO of Hamilton Consulting Solutions Corporation (HCSC).  HCSC established in 2008 and headquartered in Chesapeake, VA is a Woman Owned Small Business Management Consulting Firm.  Mrs. Hamilton has over 20 plus years of DoD, government and financial experience.  Patti was a Branch Manager and Loan Officer before working for the Federal Government in the Cruise Missile Program from 1986 through 2000.  In 2000 Mrs. Hamilton moved into Federal Contracting working for SAIC as the Deputy Branch Manager for the Cruise Missile Program Office.  She also worked on various projects as Project Manager conducting Independent Validation and Verification in the United Kingdom and the Middle East.  In 2008 Patti left to start HCSC.  

Dasha E. Little is the President and Chief Executive Officer for APOGEE SOLUTIONS, INC., a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) under the Small Business Administration’s (SBAs) 8(m) program with Acquisition authority to award WOSB Set-Aside (No limit) and WOSB Sole Source (up to 4 million).  APOGEE SOLUTIONS provides consulting and professional health, traumatic brain injury, psychological health, disability management, medical and non-medical case and care management, recovery care coordination, subject matter experts (SMEs), transition, resilience, research, and family services; Operational, technical and program management services in military training and exercise; and professional services to U.S. Government. APOGEE SOLUTIONS is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, with personnel located in six states and the District of Columbia.


Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320.  Seating is limited so you must pre-register at