Type of Business
Communications & Content, Data Management & Standards, and Cloud Applications.
“QIP is a Virginia-based, woman-owned small business providing support to the education and social sciences communities in three primary areas of service: communications and content, data management and standards, and cloud applications. QIP’s core services include: (1) developing audience-appropriate messaging (print and website content, graphics, infographics, video, and social media); (2) building consensus among diverse groups of stakeholders across local, state, federal, and national levels; and (3) delivering technical assistance to federal staff, working groups, committees, and conference participants. QIP has extensive experience developing, publishing, and disseminating material on behalf of federal clients, with an emphasis on translating highly technical concepts and practices (e.g., regulatory, policy, research and legal language) into a user-friendly format that is understandable and actionable for a wide range of stakeholders, such as state and local education agencies, researchers, practitioners, students, and parents.
Beth Young, PhD, co-founder and Principal at QIP, has devoted most of her career to data-related initiatives for the U.S. Department of Education. She has developed and implemented data standards, managed national data collections, provided statistical analysis, and conducted studies to create research publications. Dr. Young has a record of advancing the consistency, comparability, and quality of education data. Beth also has expertise in project management, collaboration, and developing relationships with stakeholders, having routinely facilitated consensus-building meetings with federal, state, and local teams. She has successfully directed and implemented data quality and use initiatives throughout all phases of the data collection and reporting cycle. She has also delivered numerous presentations at national data, statistical, interoperability, and advocacy meetings and conferences.
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Beth holds a PhD in Education Policy from George Mason University, an MPA from Arizona State University and a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University. She also serves on the City of Fairfax Commission for Women and in her free time can be found on the soccer field as a player and coach.
When & Why I joined NAWBO
I joined in September 2019 after attending the national meeting as a non-member. I enjoyed talking through issues with other women who owned businesses. I attend other women leader groups and events but needed a place to connect with business owners to discuss issues such as human resources, contracting, long-term strategies, etc.