kimberly citizen named to EY entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurs Access Network supports Black and Latino entrepreneurs to help further grow their companies and close long-standing disparity gaps —

Baltimore, MD 4/1/22 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recently announced the 2022 cohort of the EY Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN). A nationwide business accelerator, EAN is a comprehensive, executive program designed to support Black- and Latino-owned companies as they transcend barriers and scale their organizations. 

The program includes select entrepreneurs across the US, including Kimberly Citizen of Applied Development, based in Baltimore, MD. 

Black and Latino business owners who applied for the program were evaluated based on their leadership style and business acumen, in addition to their company’s culture, level of innovation and potential for scalability. For more information, please visit ‘

About Kimberly Citizen & Applied Development

Applied Development is a woman-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned business located in downtown Baltimore, MD. Founder, Kimberly Citizen, has served the United States government in one capacity or another for the majority of her professional career. 

She began her career as a member of the United States Army before founding Applied Development, whose mission is to champion the rights of people of all abilities to work and communicate effectively through sign language interpretation, reader services, advocacy, and outreach.

Applied Development specializes in government contracting to help them stay in compliance with acts such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This includes training in diversability (diverse ability) services; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training; section 508 website compliance; and more. 

Working with Applied Development

If your organization needs help implementing programs for individuals with diversabilities, reach out to us today. Or experts will develop a plan that works specifically for your organization and help you review any programs you may already have in place.

Give us a call today at 410.570.4016 or contact us online for more information.