WBENC NextGen Meeting

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8:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

Cobo Center Workshop Room 5

Our official NextGen meeting will feature an exciting panel on leveraging entrepreneur ecosystems – stories on building, connecting and supporting women entrepreneurs locally and nationally and how WBEs can leverage these resources for success. Insights from National Partners, Fortune 500 Companies, WBEs, and more! We’ll also host exciting breakout and networking sessions for WBEs and Supplier Diversity Professionals to connect.

 

Breakfast

8:30 - 9 AM

Panel Discussion

9 - 10 AM

Our panel of experts will be discussing building and leveraging entrepreneur ecosystems – stories on building, connecting and supporting women entrepreneurs locally and nationally and how WBEs can leverage these resources for success!

Meet the Panelists:

 
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Moderator: 

Pamela Prince-Eason, President & CEO of WBENC

Pam Lewis, Director of the New Economy Initiative

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Elizabeth Gore, President & Chairwoman of Alice

 
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Monica Kang, Founder & CEO InnovatorsBox

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Mary McEvoy, Vice President, Commodities Global Procurement at PepsiCo

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Andy Butler, Associate Director Supplier Diversity, Sustainability & Innovation at Procter & Gamble

 

Breakout Sessions: Peer-to-Peer Learning & Networking

10 - 11:30 AM

After the panel discussion, we will breakout into tables by industries and topics, with our panelists and other experts joining us to lead the conversation. 

Industry Tables (One 20 minute session)

  • Professional & Technical Services
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Business Services
  • Technology
  • Construction
  • Art, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Other

Topic Tables (Two 20 minute sessions) 

  • First Time Entrepreneurs - with Monica King, Founder & CEO of Innovators Box
  • Second or Third Generation Entrepreneur - with Rachel Boenigk, Sales Manager of Systems Neutral Posture
  • Financing My Business - with Elizabeth Gore, President & Chairwoman of Alice
  • Marketing My Business - with Kate Whatley, CEO of Social Forces
  • Growing My Business - with Ann Ramakumaran, CEO of Ampcus
  • Sales / Business Development - with Rachel Mychajluk, Principal and Co-Founder of Curate Art Group
  • People 101 - Hiring and Termination, Benefits & Insurance, Corporate Policies - with Marian Neilson, Treasurer of Abator
  • Leveraging Millennial Talent - with Amanda Hammett, the Millennial Translator®
  • Winning with WIPP - Advocacy and Federal Procurement Education - with Candace Waterman, President & CEO of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)