Conferences & Events Grants & Scholarships Business Opportunities & RFPs Posting Guidelines

Conferences & Events

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some events being shared at this moment are strictly virtual. 

MYCA Learning: Online course- Gender inclusivity in the workplace

Join MYCA Learning for a course on transgender and gender non-conforming employees experience barriers, stigma, discrimination, hostility from others, and pressure to “manage” their identities in social settings, including the workplace. This course helps equip leaders and employees with tools to understand everyday challenges trans employees face and teaches them to engage in conversations regarding difficult diversity-related topics. For a limited time, MYCA is offering this course for NO CHARGE


-Register here


#SMDayPHL 2022 ( Social Media Day)

June 30, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

#SMDayPHL conference is back! This year’s parallel conference will have both in-person and virtual options for attendees. No matter how you join us, your day will be packed with talks and workshops from the best thought leaders and experts in the industry.

  • In-person conference will be hosted at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia
  • Virtual conference will be hosted via YouTube
  • Social Media Stars awards ceremony will be hosted after the #SMDayPHL 2022 conference at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

-Register here



Grants, Scholarships & Programs


Google Career Certificates 100 Million Dollar Scholarship

The PWNC Foundation, Inc are honored to collaborate with Grow with Google on this 100 million dollar project to make a change in the economy and people’s lives. The Google Career Certificate program is a program that offers awardees the opportunity to complete a six month program with no experience in the technology fields listed above. Once the program is completed, graduates will have the opportunity to apply to Google or one of their 150 businesses consortium for possible employment.

-Read More here


Application window is June 1-14

Comcast is providing another $1 million in grants to small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, as part of our Comcast RISE Investment Fund initiative. Comcast RISE launched in late 2020 to provide these small businesses with the resources they need to navigate the challenges of the pandemic. This round of the Investment Fund will grant $10,000 each to 100 small businesses in the City of Philadelphia. The application window is June 1-14, and the grants will be awarded in July. This is an extension of the current RISE program, which provides these businesses the opportunity to apply for marketing and technology services from Comcast Business and Effectv. Small businesses are the backbone of our community, and it is our hope that these grants will help them not only grow but thrive.


The next Cohort runs from July–December 2022

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program assists small business owners in growing their business, creating jobs, and strengthening their communities. This innovative program is an intense 6-month course that includes in-person, self-paced, instruction, mentoring, and class room time. Providing small businesses the opportunity to work with experienced professionals at no financial cost.


Philadelphia headhunter Judith von Seldeneck is partnering with Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Pennsylvania’s state-backed investment firm focused on early-stage companies around Philadelphia, to seed a new $2 million fund for female entrepreneurs. The fund will begin accepting applications starting on Jan. 3.


Uber Eats and Visa are introducing Grants for Growth, a new grant program that provides $1 million in grants to small businesses that have been impacted by COVID, hurricanes, natural disasters and other unexpected events.  Through the program, we’ll provide $10,000 grants to 100 Uber Eats member restaurants in need in ten key markets: Boston, Philadelphia, Bay Area, NYC Metro/New Jersey, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit. LISC will administer the selection and distribution of grants.

-Read more here


Business Opportunities & RFPs


City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild Emerging Vendors Program (EVP)

The City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild Initiative Emerging Vendors Program for businesses located in Philadelphia. Firms accepted into the EVP will be eligible to participate as Emerging Vendors (EVs) and be counted toward an Economic Opportunity Plan (EOP) related diversity goals while receiving the back-end support and technical assistance needed to become a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), or Disabled Small Business Enterprise (DSBE) certified with a recognized third-party certifying agency.

Apply here


Bid Opportunity: HVAC work in Pennsylvania| PennBid

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston, PA is seeking bids for HVAC unit replacements and would like to invite any firms you may be associated with to bid. MBE/WBE and Section 3 businesses are encouraged to respond. Please see the attached advertisement for bids, please forward on to any members who may be interested.

Apply here


CHASE for Business Curated Coaching for Entrepreneurs

Select your individual coaching session

With Curated Coaching for Entrepreneurs, you’ll get free, one-on-one business coaching and actionable insights to help accelerate your business’s potential.

Meet with expert consultants on your schedule, with educational resources curated for your business. You’ll walk away with a personalized game plan and the strategic tools you need to grow your business on your terms.

Select your date/time here


Posting Guidelines

Our business is to get you business – the right supplier for our Corporate Partners, access to bids and RFPs for our WBEs. 

We welcome Procurement Opportunity postings on this page in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Posts are accepted for procurement opportunities from Supplier Diversity Corporate/Council Members in good standing.
  • Posts are accepted for procurement opportunities for WBE-to-WBE spend by WBEs in good standing.
  • A brief three-line description of the opportunity; a link to the opportunity posted on line; an identified point-of-contact with name, e-mail and phone number; and dates of opportunity may be e-mailed to Steve Damweber, Engagement Manager-
  • The description and link will be added within four business days of receipt.
  • Please note:  This is a public website and public page.  WBEC-East cannot guarantee that respondents are WBENC-certified WBEs. 


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