Proof that hard work, sleepless nights, dedication, and an unflinching desire for success can and will pay off, Design Studio’s CEO Judy Goldman recently stepped on stage to receive the award for “Rising Star” during the ColoradoBIZ Magazine’s reveal of their annual list of
Top Woman-Owned Companies in Colorado.

Our rapidly growing company came in 87th, a significant accomplishment since Judy, acquired the business in 2016.

What’s the secret to Design Studio’s success?

Our talented, passionate, and dedicated women-led creative team whose focus is building strong and lasting client relationships.

“Design Studio was founded with a vision of providing women a place to find their life’s purpose and mission through feeling supported, trained and most importantly, empowered,” says Judy. “By investing in our employees, we’re creating an environment where they will be dedicated to the long-term view of the company and furthering their careers doing great work.”

Judy’s structured approach to team support and growth has been a notable factor in our company’s success, including a full operations, logistics, and front office team to help support the designers.

“We all collaborate and are committed to teamwork. In my experience, it’s having these core values of support and collaboration that propels success,” adds Judy. “While it is exciting to be recognized for our business growth, it came from true hard work. This was truly a team effort and a perfect example of why meaning and purpose are critical to success.”

In addition to her efforts with Design Studio, Judy works with young women at the University of Denver’s Rising Women program where she helps guide young women looking to prepare for life in the workforce.

“We need to empower the next generation to be successful in whatever career field they choose,” Judy continues. “One of the biggest ways female business leaders can give back is by sharing their knowledge and mentor younger generations to own a seat at the table.”

To see the full listings of ColoradoBIZ’s Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies, visit Colorado Business Mag here.