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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.

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.

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.

Healthy Living and Breast Cancer

Healthy Living and Breast Cancer

Presented by the American Breast Cancer Foundation

Learn beyond the basics about breast health, breast cancer, and how to live well thereafter. This session will be led by Dr. Marshalee George of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Department of Medical Oncology and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. George is also the author of “Detecting and Living with Breast Cancer.”

Become a Nutrition Detective: Learn to Uncover the Secret Language of Your Body!

Become a Nutrition Detective: Learn to Uncover the Secret Language of Your Body!

Presented by Merck & Co., Inc.

Ever wonder why you have bumps on the back of your arms or nocturnal leg cramps? Examine these plus many other "interesting symptoms" of nutritional deficiencies and what you can do about them. In this short presentation, Dr. Susan Brown Ph.D. (best-selling author, medical anthropologist, and clinical nutritionist) will guide you through a simple questionnaire helping you to detect common signs and symptoms of nutritional inadequacies. Nutritional inadequacies over time will likely limit your health, happiness and longevity. Come learn more about what your body is trying to tell you!

MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

MatchMakers 101: Preparation and Best Practices

Presented by WBDC-Florida, WBEC-East and WBEC South

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. 

Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization

Unlocking Opportunities Through Your Regional Partner Organization

Presented by WBEC-Pacific, GWBC, and WPEO-DC

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. Hear from experts from across the country on how to best take advantage of opportunities and resources through your RPO.