Some people may laugh at the idea of women in construction but Ebony L Ross proves them wrong!! Meet Founder & CEO of Rise Above Staffing

Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Ebony L Ross, Founder and CEO of Rise Above Staffing, a nationwide Woman-Owned Staffing and Recruiting Agency in Virginia, USA. 

Hi, please tell us about your company, Rise Above Staffing.

Our niche is the Construction industry, and our motto we live by is Matching Rockstar Clients with Unicorn Candidates. 

When people hear construction, they automatically think of hard hats, vests, and being outside. The construction industry covers so much from Project Managers to Superintendents to Plumbers and Painters. Rise Above Staffing covers it all, from staffing to consulting.


Please tell us more about your journey.

My journey is not your typical journey. Some people may laugh at the idea of women in construction, but we know our stuff and get the job done on so many levels. I’m a mother of one and have always worked in an office setting for government agencies. The 9-5 life was cool, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted more. I wanted something more fast-paced, and I definitely received it when I decided to step out on faith and start my own agency. I’ve been blessed to have an amazing staff that goes above and beyond with our clients and candidates as well. Without my team, there is no Rise Above Staffing.

What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?

Some of the strategies that have helped me become successful consist of staying true to my word, being consistent, being flexible, reliable, and easy to contact. I have always believed in a work-life balance, and that keeps my team happy. Whether it’s 1:00pm or 1:00 am, our clients and candidates will always be able to reach out and receive a response.

Any message for our readers.

I would like to share a quote from the famous Jack Dorsey:

The greatest lesson that I’ve learned in all of this is that you have to START. Start now, start here, start small, and keep it simple.

Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?

You can find out more about Rise Above Staffing by visiting our website , LinkedIn of Rise Above Staffing Solutions and my personal LinkedIn. You can also visit our Facebook @riseabovestaffingsolutions. We will respond to all connection requests.


Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you the best for your journey ahead!