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Program Director

S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation welcomes Dr. Joy Lough as the new Women’s Business Center Program Director.

Dr. Joy Lough is a Business Startup and Success Strategist. With over 20 years of experience in business, management, and human resources.  She is an entrepreneur herself and published author of 5 books, 2 of which are bestsellers. Her most recent book "7 Steps to Success for the Entrepreneur" provides the reader with tools and tips to be successful on their entrepreneur journey. 


Dr. Joy has a background in academia teaching a variety of business courses including but not limited to Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Management, Small Business Management, Strategic Management, Ethics, Business Plan Preparation, Decision Making with effective Communication, and Operations Management. She has also developed classes and curriculum for numerous colleges and universities.

Dr. Joy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources, an Executive MBA and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management.

“I am excited about our partnership with the Small Business Administration and look forward to serving women of color as they access capital, refine their business models and implement marketing strategies.”