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WBENC CERTIFICATION Circuit

Certification is an invaluable business tool for women-owned businesses, but it’s just a starting point. Learn how you can maximize your WBENC Certification to achieve the most benefit for your business and bottom line. The WBENC Certification Circuit will cover the ins and outs of the WBENC network and feature insights from Regional Partner Organization leaders in certification, business matchmaking, succession planning, and more.

Brought to you by Target Corporation


Featured Speakers

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April Day
President
Women's Business Enterprise Alliance

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Caren Schweitzer
President
Creative Resources

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Debbie Hurst
President
Women's Business Council-Southwest

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Emilia DiMenco
President & CEO
Women's Business Development Center-Midwest

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Frantz Tiffeau
Director of Supplier Diversity and Development, Nationwide Insurance

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Janice Greene
President & CEO
Women's Business Enterprise Council - Pacific

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Liz Walsh
President
Women's Business Enterprise Council East

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Michelle Richards
President
Women's Business Enterprise Council-Great Lakes

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Pamela Williamson, Ph.D
President & CEO
Women's Business Enterprise Council-West

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Phala Mire
President
Women's Business Enterprise Council South

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Reginald Humphry
Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity, General Motors 

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Rondu Vincent
Director, Supplier Diversity, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Roz Lewis
President & CEO
Greater Women's Business Council

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Sandra Eberhard
Executive Director
Women Presidents' Educational Organization-DC

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Pamela Prince-Eason
President & CEO,
WBENC

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Sundari Pai Luts
Manager, Supplier Diversity, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Susan Rittscher
President & CEO
Center for Women & Enterprise

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Yolanda Ortiz Parker
Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity
Macy’s

 

SCHEDULE

Learn

Tuesday, March 12

Click on the session name below for more details

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Name

Location

9:40 AM

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10:10 AM

 

Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization (RPO)

Meyerland B

11:00 AM

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11:30 AM

 

Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization (RPO)

Meyerland B

2:30 PM

-

3:00 PM

 

MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

Meyerland B

3:10 PM

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3:40 PM

 

MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

Meyerland B

3:50 PM

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4:20 PM

 

Succession Planning: How Not to Jeopardize Your Certification

Meyerland B

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Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization (RPO)

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Learn.

Time: Tue. Mar. 12, 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Location: Meyerland B

Description: The most successful WBEs say engaging in the WBENC network both regionally and nationally is one of the key ways to get the most out of certification. Whether you're a WBENC-Certified WBE or considering certification, learn from experts from across the country on how to best take advantage of opportunities and resources throughout the network and your RPO.

Speakers:


Liz Walsh
President Women's Business Enterprise Council East

Sandra Eberhard
Executive Director Women Presidents' Educational Organization-DC
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Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization (RPO)

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Learn.

Time: Tue. Mar. 12, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Meyerland B

Description: The most successful WBEs say engaging in the WBENC network both regionally and nationally is one of the key ways to get the most out of certification. Whether you're a WBENC-Certified WBE or considering certification, learn from experts from across the country on how to best take advantage of opportunities and resources throughout the network and your RPO.

Speakers:


Debbie Hurst
President Women's Business Council-Southwest

Susan Rittscher
President & CEO Center for Women & Enterprise
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MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Learn.

Time: Tue. Mar. 12, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Meyerland B

Description: For WBEs, MatchMaker meetings provide an incredible opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from major corporations and government entities to discover potential business opportunities. Learn how to make the most out of this opportunity, including tips on optimizing your profile, preparing for meetings, and mastering follow-up.

Speakers:


Pamela Williamson
President & CEO Women's Business Enterprise Council-West

April Day
President Women's Business Enterprise Alliance

Frantz Tiffeau
Director of Supplier Diversity and Development, Nationwide Insurance
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MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Learn.

Time: Tue. Mar. 12, 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Location: Meyerland B

Description: For WBEs, MatchMaker meetings provide an incredible opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from major corporations and government entities to discover potential business opportunities. Learn how to make the most out of this opportunity, including tips on optimizing your profile, preparing for meetings, and mastering follow-up.

Speakers:


Pamela Williamson
President & CEO Women's Business Enterprise Council-West

April Day
President Women's Business Enterprise Alliance

Frantz Tiffeau
Director of Supplier Diversity and Development, Nationwide Insurance
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Succession Planning: How Not to Jeopardize Your Certification

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Learn.

Time: Tue. Mar. 12, 3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

Location: Meyerland B

Description: When planning for the future of your business, there a numerous legal, financial and logistical decisions to consider, including your status as a WBENC-Certified WBE. Attend this session to prepare for the future and avoid any missteps that would jeopardize your certification.

Speakers:


Caren Schweitzer
President of Creative Resources

Michelle Richards
President Women's Business Enterprise Council-Great Lakes

Emilia DiMenco
President & CEO Women's Business Development Center-Midwest

Phala Mire
President Women's Business Enterprise Council South

Wednesday, march 13

9:00 AM

-

9:30 AM

 

Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization (RPO)

Meyerland B

11:40 AM

-

12:10 PM

 

Succession Planning: How Not to Jeopardize Your Certification

Meyerland B

3:40 PM

-

4:10 PM

 

Succession Planning: How Not to Jeopardize Your Certification

Meyerland B

4:20 PM

-

4:50 PM

 

MatchMakers: Real Talk from Corporate Members

Meyerland B

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Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization (RPO)

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Learn.

Time: Wed. Mar. 13, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Meyerland B

Description: The most successful WBEs say engaging in the WBENC network both regionally and nationally is one of the key ways to get the most out of certification. Whether you're a WBENC-Certified WBE or considering certification, learn from experts from across the country on how to best take advantage of opportunities and resources throughout the network and your RPO.

Speakers:


Roz Lewis
President & CEO Greater Women's Business Council

Janice Greene
President & CEO Women's Business Enterprise Council - Pacific
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Succession Planning: How Not to Jeopardize Your Certification

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Learn.

Time: Wed. Mar. 13, 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Location: Meyerland B

Description: When planning for the future of your business, there a numerous legal, financial and logistical decisions to consider, including your status as a WBENC-Certified WBE. Attend this session to prepare for the future and avoid any missteps that would jeopardize your certification.

Speakers:


Michelle Richards
President & CEO Greater Women's Business Council

Emilia DiMenco
President & CEO Women's Business Development Center-Midwest

Phala Mire
President Women's Business Enterprise Council South
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Succession Planning: How Not to Jeopardize Your Certification

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Learn.

Time: Wed. Mar. 13, 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

Location: Meyerland B

Description: When planning for the future of your business, there a numerous legal, financial and logistical decisions to consider, including your status as a WBENC-Certified WBE. Attend this session to prepare for the future and avoid any missteps that would jeopardize your certification.

Speakers:


Caren Schweitzer
President of Creative Resources

Michelle Richards
President Women's Business Enterprise Council-Great Lakes

Emilia DiMenco
President & CEO Women's Business Development Center-Midwest

Phala Mire
President Women's Business Enterprise Council South
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MatchMakers: Real Talk from Corporate Members

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Learn.

Time: Wed. Mar. 13, 4:20 PM - 4:50 PM

Location: Meyerland B

Description: After an exciting morning at 1:1 MatchMakers, hear first hand from Corporate Members about their MatchMaker experiences from the other side of the table and take away tips for how to follow up and leave a lasting impression.


Rondu Vincent
Director, Supplier Diversity, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Sundari Pai Luts
Manager, Supplier Diversity, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Yolanda Parker
Sr. Manager of Supplier Diversity, Macy's Inc.

Reginald Humphry
Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity, General Motors

Moderated by Pamela Prince-Eason
WBENC President & CEO

Coach

Ready to get more engaged within the WBENC network but not sure where to start? Sit down with an RPO leader, staff member or active WBE to get personalized advice on how you can make the most out of certification and the available opportunities and resources.

Stop in anytime during open hours.

Tuesday, March 12

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Name

Location

9:00 AM

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11:30 AM

 

Navigating the Network - Coaching Sessions

Meyerland A

2:30 PM

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5:00 PM

 

Navigating the Network - Coaching Sessions

Meyerland A

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Navigating the Network - Coaching Sessions

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Coach.

Time: Wed. Mar. 13, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Meyerland A

Description: Ready to get more engaged within the WBENC network but not sure where to start? Sit down with an RPO leader, staff member or active WBE to get personalized advice on how you can make the most out of certification and the available opportunities and resources.

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Navigating the Network - Coaching Sessions

Circuit: WBENC Certification - Coach.

Time: Wed. Mar. 13, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Meyerland A

Description: Ready to get more engaged within the WBENC network but not sure where to start? Sit down with an RPO leader, staff member or active WBE to get personalized advice on how you can make the most out of certification and the available opportunities and resources.

Wednesday, march 13

9:00 AM

-

12:30 PM

 

Navigating the Network - Coaching Sessions

Meyerland A

3:00 PM

-

5:00 PM

 

Navigating the Network - Coaching Sessions

Meyerland A

×

Navigating the Network - Coaching Sessions

Circuit: WBENC Certification

Time: Wed. Mar. 13, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Meyerland A

Description: Ready to get more engaged within the WBENC network but not sure where to start? Sit down with an RPO leader, staff member or active WBE to get personalized advice on how you can make the most out of certification and the available opportunities and resources.

×

Navigating the Network - Coaching Sessions

Circuit: WBENC Certification

Time: Wed. Mar. 13, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Meyerland A

Description: Ready to get more engaged within the WBENC network but not sure where to start? Sit down with an RPO leader, staff member or active WBE to get personalized advice on how you can make the most out of certification and the available opportunities and resources.