North End business owner Kathleen Doyle was recently named a finalist for The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) Women-Owned Business Challenge, a competition to promote female entrepreneurship and the advancement of early-stage and growing women-owned businesses in New England.
Kathleen, who owns renewable energy company FireFlower Alternative Energy on Commercial Street, was chosen from 88 Challenge entrants from across New England. FireFlower Alternative Energy, found by Doyle in 2008, creates turnkey renewable energy projects for mid-size companies, organizations and municipalities in the northeastern United States, with a special focus on solar PV installations in the 100kW to 2MW range.
Doyle was chosen from 88 Challenge entrants from across New England, with each application being judged on viability, competitiveness, scalability, realism, management experience and professionalism. Final presentations took place at the CWE Women Business Leaders Conference this fall and were judged by a panel of five New England Business leaders.