When Betta Beasley transitioned out of U.S. Army, she had gained valuable knowledge in multiple languages and extensive IT experience, yet she struggled to find a job. She eventually overcame stereotypes she faced as a gay woman veteran, but that foundational experience searching for employment continues to drive her passion for her business today.
Beasley is the CEO and Founder of 2rbConsulting, Inc., a WBENC-Certified staffing and technology firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As part of her company culture, she makes time to give back to the veteran community. Her two-prong staffing strategy to place veterans in great jobs includes
- Working directly with local corporations, like Microsoft, to teach the value of hiring veterans. Through speaking engagements and education opportunities on corporate campuses, Beasley works with corporate decision makers to demonstrate the true value add of veteran employees.
- Developing relationships with transitioning workforce non-profits and government agencies, including a close relationship with the local military base, Joint Base Lewis–McChord (JBLM) and serving on the Women Veterans Advisory Committee for the Washington State Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
“I have passion for anyone who wants a job, especially veterans and women,” says Beasley. “As I’ve built 2rbConsulting and our client base, we wouldn’t be here without those communities.”
In addition to attaining WBENC Certification in 2013, Beasley is WOSB-Certified through WBENC. She is also VOSB and LGBTBE certified as well. Recently she was honored as Astra Women Business Alliance’s Washington State WBE Leader of Year and the Astra 2015 Outstanding Women Veteran Business.
“Although I attend national events, WBENC is active on the local level,” says Beasley. “There are always local meetings, activities, and events to attend, and it’s given us access to a community to women-owned businesses. Women are just so willing to spend the time to help you. Now it’s my turn to give to someone else.”