Global Tier 2 Efforts & Best Practices

Presented by WEConnect International

Hear from seasoned supplier diversity and procurement professionals as they share best practices on developing and growing a successful and sustainable global Tier 2 effort. Participants will gain valuable information about the identification, training, and engagement of prime suppliers, as well as tracking, measurement, and impact through global Tier 2 efforts.

Continuous Improvement: Using Team-Based Tools to Enhance Quality and Grow Profitability

Continuous Improvement: Using Team-Based Tools to Enhance Quality and Grow Profitability

Presented by Caesars Entertainment

Continuous Improvement is all about finding safer, better, faster ways to work and using a team approach to solve our process problems. In this eye-opening, hands-on session you’ll learn some Continuous Improvement basics like how to identify and eliminate waste in a process. You’ll experience first-hand how to use a Continuous Improvement tool that can easily be applied to any process within your business to gain greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Procurement Innovation: Category Leaders in Travel, Real Estate, Technology and Talent

Procurement Innovation: Category Leaders in Travel, Real Estate, Technology and Talent

Presented by EY

Join EY’s global category leaders and learn how they are creating a culture of innovation within procurement to drive automation, compliance, employee engagement and cost avoidance. Whether you are a procurement leader or supplier, this session will provide insights to help you better understand your role in driving innovation.

EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™

EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™

Presented by EY

Who sets the pace for tomorrow’s women founders? Join the EY’s Women Fast Forward Team and past winners to learn about how to apply to one of EY’s national competitions and leadership programs, EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™.  Spanning 65 countries this program provides the entrepreneurs access to our networks of award-winning entrepreneurs, investors and advisors and local EY professionals, as well as business-building knowledge and marquee events, all designed to help the women entrepreneurs think big, be bold, build brand and scale their companies.   

EY Ripples Project

EY Ripples Project

Presented by EY

Is your strategy planning for the future or creating it? Join EY’s Corporate Responsibility team to learn about how to apply to EY Ripples Projects, a not-for-profit extension of EY consulting services. Through this program, EY helps entrepreneurs by using our knowledge, skills and experience to help improve small businesses' resilience, productivity and capacity for sustainable growth. The program supports small and growing businesses that are purposefully driving progress toward one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Procurement Enablement: Operations and Supplier Diversity

Procurement Enablement:  Operations and Supplier Diversity

Presented by EY

Join EY’s global category leaders and learn how they are creating a culture of innovation within procurement to drive automation, compliance, employee engagement and cost avoidance. Whether you are a procurement leader or supplier, this session will provide insights to help you better understand your role in driving innovation.

Ignoring Cybersecurity Can Cost You Contracts and Time

Ignoring Cybersecurity Can Cost You Contracts and Time

Presented by WIPP

Whether a federal contractor or not, being up to date on the latest requirements, trends and threats in cybersecurity can save your business and your contracts. Through this session, you will have the opportunity to assess the cybersecurity aptitude of your own business, discover new cyber trends, understand the new requirements, get answers to your questions, and review a case study based on actual cybersecurity breach.

Women’s Business Advocacy: It’s Policy…Not Politics, What Every Woman Business Owner Should Know

Women’s Business Advocacy: It’s Policy…Not Politics, What Every Woman Business Owner Should Know

Presented by WIPP

In today’s political environment, it is critical for business owners to understand the policies that can affect their bottom line. In this session, you will hear from policy experts as they provide invaluable information on Capitol Hill’s hottest topics like WOSB program changes, procurement, tax code, the economy, infrastructure, global markets and workforce development. Join this dynamic session by learning how to let your voice be heard and staying in the know!

Export 101: The Accidental Exporter (For the Global Business Novice)

Export 101: The Accidental Exporter (For the Global Business Novice)

Presented by UPS

Global customers want to buy U.S. goods, but how does exporting work? Learn how to minimize risk and avoid pitfalls for international orders. Our experts will teach simple steps to ensure you and your customers have a positive experience. It turns out, exporting is not as hard as you think. 

Export 201: The Strategic Exporter (Building Your Export Strategy)

Export 201: The Strategic Exporter (Building Your Export Strategy)

Presented by UPS

95% of the world’s buyers are outside the U.S.  Learn about export strategies, entering new markets, and support services for US companies who want to expand. From global e-commerce, making connections, or financing or insurance needs – our trade experts will help you build confidence to take the next steps. 

Understanding How to Access Capital

Understanding How to Access Capital

Presented by Bank of America

Have you wondered what you can do to better understand your business’ finances and how to access capital? Bank of America’s recent Women’s Business Owner Spotlight survey found that 68% percent of women small business owners say they face greater challenges than their male counterparts in accessing capital. Hear from a seasoned Bank of America Small Business Banker on how to raise capital, the 5 C’s of credit and tips for managing cash flow.

Your Financial Picture

Your Financial Picture

Presented by Capital One

On top of everything it takes to run a business, managing your business finances can feel overwhelming. Join a panel discussion with key financial advisors here to help WBEs navigate the financial and banking landscape. Business bankers will discuss how you can find and manage the money needed to start and run a successful business, as well as how to take it to the next level while managing cashflow. A certified public accountant will discuss relevant tax law changes. The panel will also cover building relationships with your core team of financial advisors for greater success.