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Gabriela Bell – Founder and CEO of Organized Q

PenFed Military Women Startup Accelerator finalist 

Like many military spouses, Gabriela Bell put her career on hold over the years to accommodate numerous moves and deployments while raising four children. When it was time to reenter the workforce, she found becoming a virtual assistant provided the flexible, remote work she needed.

Now, she’s providing the same opportunity for other military spouses, veterans and underemployed professionals with her business, Organized Q. While based in Washington, D.C., employees with Organized Q offer virtual executive assistant services to small business owners, executives, and social impact entrepreneurs from wherever they are.

As founder and CEO, Bell set a goal to offer employees professional development training opportunities geared toward diversity, equity and inclusion as the business grows.

“We have clients from all types of backgrounds, from different socioeconomic statuses, different parts of the country, even different parts of the world,” Bell said. “I think it’s important for our team to have that skill set and knowledge.”

Bell said the PenFed grant was the boost she needed to propel her toward her goal and take Organized Q to the next level. For Organized Q, the education gave way for new, innovative communication methods to expand the company’s marking reach.

And PenFed’s inclusiveness of military spouses was part of what attracted her to the accelerator. She also was able to connect and exchange ideas with other women who have shared experiences. She’s named on Forbes’ “Next 1,000 2021” and credits part of her business’ success on her developed resiliency as a military spouse.

“Organized Q was built out of necessity,” Bell said. “Taking my skills of picking up and constantly moving really came into play … Demonstrating that resourcefulness has been beneficial for us growing to support our clients.”

Potential Organized Q clients and team members can contact Bell by visiting OrganizedQ.com or by email at info@organizedQ.com.

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