Angel Crockett Honored at 2018 Women's Leadership Award

Angel Crockett receives her San Antonio Business Journal Women's Leadership Award as an Honoree.

Angel Crockett receives her San Antonio Business Journal Women's Leadership Award as an Honoree.

On August 23rd, the San Antonio Business Journal hosted the Women’s Leadership Awards where 15 amazing women were honored for the leadership roles they play within their organizations. Angel Crockett, CEO of Inflow, was one of those women honored.

The Women’s Leadership Awards is an event designed to celebrate the community of women and their achievements made within the professional world. It recognizes the accomplishments made, both personally and professionally, as these women lead their organizations by example.

Professional and personal accomplishments were deciding factors for selecting  the honorees. Angel Crockett founded Inflow in 2013 where she works to build an employee-centric culture and bring more government contracts to San Antonio, increasing job opportunities in the area.

Additionally, Mrs. Crockett gives back to the community through her work and donations to Operation Homefront, Wounded Warrior, the Fisher House, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and more. She lives the value of Balance.

When asked how she finds work-life balance, Mrs. Crockett said this: “Select the things in life that matter most and allocate your time there. Eliminate the distractions.”

Not only does Mrs. Crockett take time to give back, but she also gives time to her employees to give back too, giving each employee 16 hours of paid volunteer time off to support charities of their choice.

Congratulations to Angel Crockett and the other honorees for their work, commitment, and passion to showing women the sky’s the limit.

From left to right: Margaret Vera, Dr. Maricela Oliva, Maria Garcia, Dr. Tanuja Singh, Angel Crockett, Debra Guerrero, Julia Rendon Reinhart (WLA Winner), Dr. Erika Gonzalez-Reyes, Tricia Schwennesen (Keynote Speaker), Deborah Carter, Rebecca Helterbrand, Leesa Harper Rispoli, Dr. JoAnn Browning, Tracy Tylman, Retired Maj. Gen. Angie Salinas, Catherine Stone

From left to right: Margaret Vera, Dr. Maricela Oliva, Maria Garcia, Dr. Tanuja Singh, Angel Crockett, Debra Guerrero, Julia Rendon Reinhart (WLA Winner), Dr. Erika Gonzalez-Reyes, Tricia Schwennesen (Keynote Speaker), Deborah Carter, Rebecca Helterbrand, Leesa Harper Rispoli, Dr. JoAnn Browning, Tracy Tylman, Retired Maj. Gen. Angie Salinas, Catherine Stone

To see the full list of the honorees, click here.

LaDena B. Volunteers

Our very own LaDena B. volunteered back in April in support of the Spelman College Research Day. The Spelman College Research Day is a day long event showcasing the scholar and creative work of over 200 students spanning 25 disciplines. Their theme to "'Inquire, Discover, Imagine, Explore, Create' represents Spelman's commitment to inquiry-based, student-centered, integrated learning."

Spelman College specifically is historically a "Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, [and] is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change." Their Research Day is an opportunity to showcase these young women and their research, providing an avenue to share their findings and shape the community around them.

LaDena B. volunteered as a judge, where she was responsible for poster presentations in the general area of science, including chemistry, physics, sociology, and mathematics. Those she judged did research in various institutions, including L'Oréal, St. Jude, National Laboratories, and more.

Here are LaDena's thoughts on the Research Day:

"I have been judging at Spelman College's Research Day for the past 5 years and eagerly look forward to it annually. It is not only an opportunity for me to give back to my community and stay abreast of recent developments in research, but it's also an awesome opportunity to network with local professionals."

Thank you LaDena for your commitment to this school and its students!

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Every Inflowee receives 16 hours of Volunteer Paid Time Off to support the charity of their choice. As a part of who we strive to be as Inflowees, we encourage each Inflowee to use their paid Volunteer time to support their local communities. This is just one way we Make it Matter.

2018 SABJ FastTrack Award

Image: San Antonio Business Journal

Image: San Antonio Business Journal

On June 28, Inflow, along with 49 other companies, attended the San Antonio Business Journal Fast Track Awards.

The 2018 Fast Track award recognizes the city's fastest-growing companies, determined by the percent revenue growth from 2015 - 2017. To be eligible, companies had to be an independent, public, or privately held corporation; headquartered in San Antonio; fiscal growth over the fiscal period of 2015 - 2017, and revenue greater than $100,000.

Inflow, placed 3rd with a revenue increase over the last two years of 686%.

When Inflow CEO Angel Crockett was asked what she felt was the leading factor of Inflow's success, she gave two answers:

Inflow has combined best practices and processes from the cyber, science, engineering, and intelligence realms to create a truly unique trade-craft. This unique process attracts agencies, such as the DIA and ATF, to Inflow for their support. One example includes Inflow's support to the ATF in identifying the Austin Bomber using IT and Intelligence processes.

Additionally, Inflow has created a "sticky" culture. Angel Crockett explains.

"Our industry has a very bad reputation of not taking care of its employees. I wanted to create a new way of doing it."

Inflow has integrated modern technology company-wide to open communications to every Inflowee (Inflow employee). This offers the type of communication to maintain contact and provide emotional support to one another - especially those Inflowees who are overseas.

"We view ourselves as the caretakers of the employee,” Crockett said. “It is very important to us that we take care of them, so they can keep their heads down and focused on the mission.”

This is demonstrated in the efforts Inflow takes to find a role for each employee who returns from oversea deployment. It is demonstrated in the welcome boxes and care packages which are sent to Inflowees. And it is demonstrated in the "Inflowee" community being created which breaks through the barriers of geography.

Angel Crockett concludes, “The stickiness of creating a culture like ours is not only retaining and attracting top talent, but it is also attracting the top customers.”

To see the SABJ article, click here. To see all nominees, click here.