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Thursday, June 28 • 10:15am - 11:15am
The Advantages of Being at a Disadvantage: A inside look at how small businesses can utilize procurement diversity opportunities as a means to scale. LIMITED SEATING

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Are you a minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, LGBT-owned, small business or startup? Interested in learning how to expand your business by tapping into government, utility, and corporate procurement diversity programs.

This panel of experts will discuss the following:
  • Benefits of diversity and small business certifications
  • Understanding the various certification agencies and types of certifications
  • What does the application process look like
  • After you become certified, what's next

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Elizabeth Cotton

National Director of Strategic Partnerships, Blacks in Technology
Elizabeth Cotton is the San Diego Group organizer for Blacks in Technology (BIT) and the Director for Strategic Partnerships for the National BIT Organization. Elizabeth takes a “birdseye view” approach to assess workforce disparities and curates programs to close the gap. She... Read More →
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Catherine Francis

Corporate Trainer, cmfglobalent.com
Enthusiastic, innovative team player who strategically takes initiatives to find & meet the gaps needed to move organizations & people to the next level of business development. My objectives is to continue to engage my network; to be a connector for individuals & businesses by providing... Read More →

Carla Holland

Director, South San Diego SBDC
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Brett Housholder

Deputy Director, San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center
After spending almost 10 years with the Wyoming SBDC Network in various roles, I've moved on to join the San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (PTAC) as the Deputy Director. My previous experience with the Wyoming SBDC Network will help me to continue to assist small businesses... Read More →

Susan Mathews

GCAP Services
Provides consulting in the areas of supplier diversity, DBE/SB programs and certification expertise in transportation and utility procurement.

Thursday June 28, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Terrace Room - 207/208 202 C St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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