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Funding Alternatives for Women-Owned Businesses

February 20, 2020 10:39 pm Published by

While women-owned businesses only receive 4.4 percent of total small business funding, the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express has shown that lenders everywhere are seeing the significant impact of women-owned businesses on the economy and society. The good news is that many organizations are working to make it easier for women-owned businesses to obtain traditional and non-traditional financing options. Join a conversation with financial experts to learn about your funding alternatives. Join Panelists from Capital One, Wells Fargo & Co., the Small Business Administration, and Linda Hamilton, CPA, LLC, Certified Public Accountants & Strategic Advisors.

A Changing Landscape: Millennial Influence on Diversity

February 20, 2020 10:28 pm Published by

Millennial consumers are reshaping global economies through their buying practices, use of technology, and emphasis on social responsibility. This session will focus on strategies around engaging and leveraging millennials as consumers and employees to aid in the growth of your Supplier Diversity program and the overall success of your company. Presented by: ManpowerGroup

Connect…Inspire…Innovate: Women Mentoring Women

February 20, 2020 10:26 pm Published by

The Johnson & Johnson Women Mentoring Women Program was born out of our commitment to expand the reach of our Global Supplier Diversity Program. As we aspire to bigger and bolder goals for this program in the next 5+ years it is even more critical that we continue to invest in talent development and capability building both internally and externally with our supplier partners. Imagine what you could accomplish by integrating elements of your Supplier Diversity program with your Talent Development program. At this session we will share what happened when we did just that. Join us and gain practical tips, techniques, and tools to develop your talent and suppliers for mutual benefit. Presented by: Johnson & Johnson

Your Authentic Self

February 20, 2020 10:05 pm Published by

It can be a challenge to live as your true self in a world that often oversimplifies identity. Are you a woman? Latinx? LGBT? All three? How do you balance identities that sometimes conflict? Understanding intersectionality—the place where interconnected social categorizations like race, gender, disability and religion overlap—in ourselves and others makes us better colleagues, allies and business partners. Our panelists will share their stories of intersectionality, identity and living an authentic life, paving the way for you to take your identities and those of others into consideration in both your business and personal lives. Presented by: Bristol-Myers Squibb and EY

Recertification Process: Dos and Don’ts

February 11, 2020 1:39 am Published by

To maintain their certification, WBEs are required to recertify the company on an annual basis, but some see this as a time-consuming task. Come hear from the experts. Learn the importance of recertification and what to do to streamline your application submission and take time out of your process.

MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

February 11, 2020 1:38 am Published by

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.

MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

February 11, 2020 1:37 am Published by

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.

A Balancing Act: Leveraging Diversity to Impact Profitability

February 11, 2020 1:32 am Published by

Corporate procurement organizations are often tasked with reducing product costs through supplier consolidation and global contract negotiations that leverage supplier scale. Join this session to hear from industry experts about how to effectively promote WBEs while executing your company’s profitability strategies.

Inclusive Leadership: Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Thrives

February 11, 2020 1:30 am Published by

In a world where the talent pool and client base are becoming increasingly more diverse, it’s more important than ever for leaders to truly understand how to support inclusion. In this session, based on her new book How to Be an Inclusive Leader, Jennifer Brown will help you build your inclusion acumen, recognize the elements of effective leadership on inclusion, and identify and utilize your diversity story as a tool to inspire and motivate your workforce.

Leadership 2020: Where’s Your Focus?

February 11, 2020 1:28 am Published by

Impactful leaders must intentionally balance complex dynamics and tensions. A leader’s ability to effectively lead, both tactically and strategically, while simultaneous focusing on self-leadership, leading others, and leading organizations, is critical. In this session, learn how to evaluate your innate leadership style, understand stylistic implications on yourself and others, and build meaningful leadership awareness.