The Baltimore Business Journal Recognizes IMPAQ International as a Top Woman-Owned Business

Columbia, MD


September 28, 2015

The Baltimore Business Journal ranked IMPAQ International number 4 on their 2015 Woman-Owned Businesses List. The 50 companies on the list were ranked by their number of local employees. At the time of this list submission, IMPAQ had 245 local employees and 383 total employees. Company submissions included information on primary owners, local employees, total employees, 2014 revenue, and 2013 revenue.

“It’s an honor for IMPAQ to be recognized on this list, especially since there are so many impressive woman-owned businesses in our region,” IMPAQ CEO Ms. Sharon Benus said. “Back in 2004, a Greater Baltimore Committee report found that woman-owned businesses are under-represented in the Baltimore area. I believe that this Baltimore Business Journal list is evidence of women entrepreneurs in our region being successful.”

According to a National Women’s Business Council fact sheet based off of 2012 U.S. Census data, Maryland has the 3rd highest percentage, 39.31 percent, of woman-owned businesses relative to man-owned and equally-owned businesses. Washington, D.C. has the highest percentage at 42.99 percent. Today, woman-owned firms have a nation-wide economic impact of $3 trillion. This translates into the creation and maintenance of 23 million jobs, 16 percent of all U.S. jobs.

Since 2001, IMPAQ has grown from a two-person family company into an internationally recognized research and evaluation firm with nearly 400 employees. This continued growth is a testament to the priority IMPAQ’s places on hiring, supporting, and developing exceptional talent.

Read the complete 2015 Baltimore Business Journal Woman-Owned Businesses List.

About IMPAQ International

IMPAQ evaluates and enhances the policies, programs, and products of public and private sector organizations. We drive value with innovative thinking and rigorous approaches that deliver meaningful insight and real world impact.​ Learn more at ​