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Supplier Diversity Small Business Track Session 4 - Getting Contract Ready

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Name: Supplier Diversity Small Business Track Session 4 - Getting Contract Ready
Date: September 30, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Supplier diversity ensures an open and inclusive competition for contracts during the procurement process, and the use of vendors of different backgrounds fosters a better understanding of a diverse customer base. Over the last decade the number of minority-owned firms in the US has increased 38 per cent. As the number of minority entrepreneurs continues to rise, these business owners have recognized the need for B2B opportunities, and supplier diversity programs that create the fastest path to scale and grow a small business.  Porter highlights the history and impact of these programs as sources of business education as well as pipeline development for minority and women entrepreneurs. Finally, readers interested in levelling the playing field in business have a go-to source.

Kathey Porter is a small business strategist and supplier diversity expert with experience spanning nearly two decades in marketing, small business development, supplier diversity and entrepreneurship. She draws on her years of experience in supplier diversity, small business development, procurement and consulting across a variety of industries including local/state government, higher education, K-12, corporations and the federal government, helping numerous small businesses win millions of dollars in contract opportunities to successfully support clients. Kathey was previously a marketing executive in the multicultural beauty industry working for organizations such as Revlon Professional/Colomer USA and Carson Products Company (acquired by L'Oréal) where she was responsible for new product development, in-market activation (advertising, promotions, sales) and financial management

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9:00-10:30 A.M.
Contact Information:
Christina Moffatt
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