Leading women. Economic empowerment. Donna Cole! Africa iXchange just gained the one and only Donna Cole. She will lead the Welcome Breakfast themed “Power Up, Girl Up” on Friday, February 26, 2016. She has a remarkable story of the different chapters in her life.
Donna Fujimoto Cole founded Cole Chemical in 1980 at the age of 27, divorced with a four-year old daughter with $5,000 from savings. Ms. Cole worked at GoldKing Chemical International LTD for four years with 3% ownership as the Assistant to the President and then she owned a 26% interest in delRey Chemical International as VP of Sales for two years.Buyers at DuPont, Exxon, Monsanto and Shell asked Ms. Cole to start her own business which would help them satisfy their federal government subcontracting goals. With the encouragement from a mentor she formed Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc. In 2014, Cole Chemical exceeded $85 million in chemical sales and chemical supply chain management solutions to a wide range of customers and industries.