Indian-American Prasanna Yalamanchili, president and chief executive officer of i3, has been named to the Minority Enterprise Executive Council's list of Fifty Powerful Women in Business.
Indian-American Prasanna Yalamanchili, president and chief executive officer of i3, has been named to the Minority Enterprise Executive Council's list of "Fifty Powerful Women in Business" for her work in information technology projects supporting the federal government.
Yalamanchili's selection for this award was based in part on a personal history of overcoming adversity to demonstrate her ability to succeed. Born in Hyderabad, India, she immigrated to the United States in 1991.
Yalamanchilli earned her business acumen through extensive experience with some of the most respected companies in the government support arena, including DynCorp, International, Grant Thornton, and Lightcom International, Inc. Her federal client list includes the Army, the Department of Agriculture, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Prior to i3, Yalamanchilli owned and managed an independent retail franchise. She supervised and trained employees for day to day operations, customer service, inventory control, and created marketing strategies. She sold this company in 2002.
"My entrepreneurial career gave me an enormous opportunity to make a difference in many people's lives, and I'm happy that the contributions my company has made have been recognized in this way," said Yalamanchili. "I'm certainly proud to have had a role in it, and it's truly an honor to receive this award."
The 2010 list, sponsored by the council's award-winning Minority Enterprise Advocate magazine, was based on the theme "Women Going the Distance." The Minority Enterprise Executive Council assists and promotes the interests of minority entrepreneurs by initiating, encouraging and promoting, in cooperation with federal, state, and local agencies and officials and with organizations, public and private, the availability of information and service programs to advance the development