Diamond Gorman an African American woman, serves as both the owner and Program Director of REA-D Employment Agency LLC. REA-D Employment Agency LLC is a pioneering venture as the first woman-owned black-owned traffic control company in Virginia. The agency encompasses a diverse range of businesses, all under one umbrella, specializing in entry-level positions within the traffic maintenance and construction industry. Their mission is to provide employment opportunities to various groups, including minorities, formerly incarcerated individuals (including those with felony convictions), newly trained laborers, and veterans. Diamond terms this initiative "Second Chance Employment." REA-D is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, leadership, organizational development, strategic planning, and specialization in contract administration and operational processes, particularly in the context of design and construction. The company proudly holds certifications from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a woman-owned business and as a Small, Woman-Owned, and Minority-Owned business (SWAM) through the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In addition to her roles at REA-D Employment Agency LLC, Diamond is also the owner of the REA-D Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to providing essential resources designed to break barriers for individuals in the construction industry who lack necessary support due to various reasons. The foundation focuses on empowering individuals to overcome challenges and create opportunities within the construction field.
Utilizing her talents as a singer/songwriter, Diamond's work has been featured on VH1's "Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta" and Fox's "Empire." Her music has graced the screens of popular television shows, reaching a wide audience.
Diamond is not only a successful business owner but also a dynamic public speaker, who takes the stage to encourage and inspire women to pursue careers in the construction industry and to promote the freedom and empowerment of being a young black entrepreneur. Her motivational talks resonate with audiences, inspiring them to break down barriers and seize opportunities.
When you come across Diamond on social media, you'll recognize her by her signature words "Big G.I.R.L. Business," representing her commitment to empowering and supporting women in the business world.
Above all, Diamond is a devoted mother to four beautiful children: RonniLynn, Nasir, MaraLynn, and NyaLynn.
Diamond's personal philosophy emphasizes the importance of personal growth as a unique journey for each individual. She believes that everyone deserves a chance to correct their mistakes and be held accountable for their efforts to make positive changes. With the development of The REA-D Brand and the ownership of the REA-D Foundation, Diamond aims to be the catalyst for these positive changes and the individual who paves the way for others in both the business and non-profit sectors, while using her talents and platform to inspire and empower others.