Press Releases

Turtle Wings Featured in Washington Examiner

October 19, 2010 8:55 pm

Turtle Wings Featured in Washington Examiner – Reaching behind shoes and file folders, I grope around my closet until I find what I’m looking for: a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I’d owned it since 1991, and hadn’t used it in 15 years. It had moved with me into and out of apartments, condos and townhouses in four different states. I kept... View Article

Turtle Gets Greener with ISO Certification

October 4, 2010 8:52 pm

Turtle Gets Greener with ISO Certification Turtle Gets Greener with ISO Certification – Having seen dumps of used and broken electronics in third-world countries, the founder of Turtle Wings Electronics Recycling vowed to create a company that dealt with e-waste in a globally responsible manner. Elizabeth Wilmot has held tightly to that goal in the 5 ½ years that Turtle... View Article

Turtle Wings Achieves WBENC Certification

July 19, 2010 8:29 pm

 Turtle Wings Achieves WBENC Certification.  As a single mom, Elizabeth Wilmot founded Turtle Wings, an electronics recycling and data destruction company in 2005. Ms. Wilmot, a former senior executive at CitiGroup, has experienced the challenges of building a small business from her kitchen table to become a successful company serving customers nationwide. Turtle Wings thought it was important to get... View Article

Turtle Wings featured in Helping Hand Article

July 2, 2010 8:57 pm

Turtle Wings featured in Helping Hand Article Turtle Wings featured in Helping Hand Article – It was May 11th of this year. I saw an article in the paper about a youth football program office that had been vandalized. It happened right down the street from our company. At the company, we had been talking about ways to help our... View Article

Grandmothers Crush on Roger Staubach

June 8, 2010 8:58 pm

“My grandmother, Leah, who was born in the 1800’s, had a huge crush on Roger Staubach. I remember her as an old lady sitting on the couch watching football. She loved the Cowboys and was furious whenever someone knocked down her beloved quarterback or intercepted his passes,” recalls Elizabeth Wilmot, founder of Turtle Wings, an electronics recycling and data destruction... View Article

Turtle Wings Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

April 21, 2010 8:27 pm

Capitol Heights, MD April 21, 2010– Five years ago, Turtle Wings was a two person operation run from a kitchen table. Today, Turtle Wings has almost 8000 square feet, more than a dozen employees and several government contracts.  Turtle Wings is proud to celebrate our five year anniversary. A recent SBA study found that 24 percent of new businesses never... View Article

CEO wins Heroines in Technology Award

November 23, 2009 7:15 pm

CEO wins Heroines in Technology Award CEO wins Heroines in Technology Award – CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD., November 20th 2009 – Turtle Wings founder, Elizabeth Wilmot won the March of Dimes Heroines in Technology award. The Heroines in Technology Award was created to acknowledge women who work in the technology sector who also perform outstanding volunteer efforts. Turtle Wings is an... View Article

2009 Heroines in Technology Awards

November 20, 2009 7:16 pm

ARLINGTON, VA., November 16, 2009 – Women in Technology (WIT) and the March of Dimes announced the recipients of the 2009 Heroines in Technology Awards on Friday, November 13, 2009, at a black-tie gala event that raised $139,000 to support the March of Dimes. Mistress of Ceremonies Jane Norris of Federal News Radio joined Women in Technology president Toni Townes-Whitley... View Article

TURTLE WINGS CEO Named as Finalist

October 22, 2009 7:15 pm

TURTLE WINGS CEO NAMED AS FINALIST IN 6th ANNUAL STEVIE® AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD – OCTOBER 15 – Turtle Wings President and Founder Elizabeth Wilmot was named a finalist in the Best Entrepreneur in the Service Businesses category for companies with up to 100 Employees in the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.The Stevie... View Article

Featured in Washington Post Magazine

September 15, 2009 7:11 pm

Elizabeth Wilmot’s parents, like many from the “Greatest Generation,” never let anything go to waste: They saved string and wrapping paper and purchased used cars. So perhaps it’s not surprising that Elizabeth, a former international marketing executive, would establish a company dedicated to recycling electronics. As senior vice president of international marketing for CitiFinancial, Elizabeth had traveled the world and... View Article