Victoria Vasques Named a 2020 Women Who Mean Business Honoree by WBJ

“People, Performance and Partnership” are Victoria Vasques’ watchwords — and woven into every aspect of her 8(a) company, Tribal Tech, LLC.

Victoria Vasques (Diegueño of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians) has been named a 2020 Women Who Mean Business honoree by the Washington Business Journal (WBJ).

Vasques founded Tribal Tech, LLC in 2000; today her 8(a) company touts a healthy portfolio of over $8.3 million with about 100 employees nationwide. Tribal Tech provides training and technical assistance to various entities including Tribes, federal agencies and private businesses. 

The WBJ’s awards program, now in its 17th year, is one of the publication’s most competitive awards events of the year. This year saw more than 250 nominations submitted.

Honorees are selected by a panel of judges comprised of Women Who Mean Business alumni and Washington Business Journal staff. The final honorees are chosen based on criteria including commitment to community service, strong leadership skills and continuing success in their field.

In government, education, hospitality, banking, construction, nonprofits and more, these women are leading their organization through uncertain times. They will be honored at a virtual event on Wednesday, October 7th. Vasques and the 2020 honorees join some 400 former award winners. 

Vasques and Tribal Tech have garnered a roster of awards.  

For the seventh year in a row, Inc. magazine has included Tribal Tech in its annual Inc. 5000 list, a comprehensive list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and one of the most prestigious awards in business. The 2020 Inc. 5000 list presents a comprehensive look at the nation’s fastest-growing and most successful, privately held companies, with profiles and an interactive database. It can be found at  

Companies are ranked according to the percentage of annual revenue growth over a three-year period. Coming in at number 4,457 on the Inc. 5000, Tribal Tech has grown by 73% over three years, according the ranking. 

“People, Performance and Partnership” are Vasques’ watchwords — and woven into every aspect of her company.

Her advice to fellow Native entrepreneurs is confidence and devotion. “Definitely go after what it is that you do, and do it well,” she said. “If you have a passion, go after it! Stay true to who you are, and be truly committed.” Vasques concedes that entrepreneurship requires a “110 percent effort… and one you have to be engaged in every day” — yet effort well worth it.




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