Data Killers Recertified
Data Killers Recertified. Turtle Wings (dba Data Killers) recently was awarded WBE re-certification as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Additionally, Turtle Wings was awarded WOSB certification by WBENC, who is an approved SBA third party certifier. Turtle Wings offers electronics recycling and data destruction services nationwide.
The management at Turtle Wings feels that outside third-party certification is very important in proving the status of woman-owned businesses. “We have noticed that some companies are really run and controlled by men but that they put 51% of the company in the name of the wife, in order to get preferential treatment,” added Sade Williams, Account Executive. “We feel that self-certification in terms of being a woman-owned business is not a meaningful certification and that it really requires outside certification to see who is really running the company and not just an ownership interest.”
“When I started Turtle Wings / Data Killers, I was a single mother with a mortgage to pay and we started at my kitchen table. We now employ close to 20 people and have two warehouses in Maryland and hard drive shredding trucks across the U.S.” added Elizabeth Wilmot, the founder and President. “We are proud of our WBE and WOSB certifications.”