Small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 31.7 million U.S. small businesses which make up over 99% of all businesses. Approximately 90% have fewer than 20 employees and 80% percent have fewer than 10 employees.
About Gloria Story Dittus
So dubbed by Wired magazine, Gloria is a trusted counselor who provides strategic communications, corporate positioning and messaging advice to members of Congress, cabinet Secretaries and business leaders.
She founded Story Partners in 2010 after the successful acquisition of Dittus Communications by FTI Consulting, which included a five-year commitment on the senior management team leading client engagements for major technology, energy and transportation organizations.
With 30+ years of public policy, communications and political experience, Gloria has worked with executive teams at Shell, HSBC, Home Depot, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, GM, Southern Company and other Fortune 500 brands, helping them to protect and enhance reputation, weather and prevent crises and favorably position leadership.
Entries by Gloria Story Dittus
The annual Washington Women in Journalism Awards, hosted jointly by Washingtonian and Story Partners, honors the outstanding women journalists here in our nation’s capital. This year, we are thrilled to honor four of Washington’s top female political reporters. ABC’s Martha Raddatz with the Hall of Fame Achievement Award CNN’s Kaitlan Collins as Outstanding Journalist in Broadcast Television The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker as […]
I’ve spent my career working to mentor and prepare the next generation of women leaders. It’s a cause that is very personal because as I started my career, there were few seats at the table for women. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I reflect on the importance that Title IX had on our women […]
When I think back to memorable State of the Union Addresses, it is President Bill Clinton’s 1996 address that springs to mind. Many say Clinton’s move from a centrist campaign to a left-leaning agenda during his first two presidential years brought about a historic Republican realignment in the House with Newt Gingrich and conservatives firmly […]
The Washington where I began my career was a community where people held on tightly to their political party and fought the good fight, but there was pride in making a deal at the end of the day. Back then, the guiding political philosophy was Jeremy Bentham’s principle that legislators “should aim for producing the […]