Philadelphia Fed’s 10th DEI Forum
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
September 21, 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Mark your calendars for the Philadelphia Fed’s 10th Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Forum on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The theme for this year’s virtual event is What’s Equity Got to Do with It?
Join in celebrating the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s decade-long commitment in convening top thought leaders from across the globe to discuss and share best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). During our DEI Forum, we’ll examine what organizations are doing and what they can do to advance equity in the workplace.
At this event you’ll hear a keynote address from Lily Zheng (they/them), coauthor of The Ethical Sellout and Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace. Lily’s work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review and covered by CNBC. They were also included in Forbes’ list of “10 Diversity And Inclusion Trailblazers You Need To Get Familiar With.”
Kickstart Your Social Media Blueprint with TikTok and IG Reels
Center for Women & Enterprise Central MA
September 21, 10:00 – 11:30 PM
Social media is a key component of any small business’ marketing strategy. It offers a unique way to engage with your audience and build a true rapport. With new mediums like Tik Tok and Instagram Reels at the tips of our fingers, it’s hard to know where to invest our energy. 2
In this first session of our two-part series we will talk about which social media outlets and strategies make the most sense for your business and what will give you the most bang for your buck! In this session we will lay a solid foundation for you to build a strong social media marketing strategy for your business.
How to Overcome Objections and Close that Sale!
WBENC – Women of Color Committee
September 21, 2 – 4 PM
Objection handling is finding out the TRUE objection, understanding why it is a problem, collecting information needed and then handling it. The inability to effectively handle objections will make you feel like you are playing a game of “whack a mole” when all you want to do is sell your product.
If you are ready to learn how to overcome objections and close that sale, join us September 21 from 2 – 4 pm EST.
AOP Live – Supplier Diversity: Advancing Together at Ahold Delhaize
September 22, 11am EST
Supplier diversity is one of the most pressing topics in executive boardrooms from all industries, but ensuring that those conversations turn into meaningful action requires planning, ownership, and guiding objectives.
On September 22nd, we will be joined live by two executives who want to drive supplier diversity progress. Nancy Nicoll is the VP of the Indirect Sourcing Center of Excellence at Retail Business Services and Carl Freeman is a VP and Campus Leader at ADUSA Distribution.
In this AOP Live session, they will share their journey toward enhanced supplier diversity, talk about the significance of supplier diversity to retailers and service providers, and describe its impact on the rapidly evolving world of indirect sourcing and supply chain. This live event will also provide guidance on how diverse-owned suppliers can partner with the brands and entities of Ahold Delhaize USA.
Nancy and Carl will use this opportunity to share their experience with the following:
• Why now is the time to place an increased emphasis on increasing supplier diversity
• How Ahold Delhaize is investing in education, operating procedures, and tools to make a measurable difference in their supplier diversity
• All of the facets that should be included when measuring and celebrating supplier diversity
Profit Boosting Secrets that Make Growth & Scalability Easy!
Professional Women’s Committee of the Pyramid Club
September 23, 12 – 1 PM
The Dine-Amic Women speaker series is back! This series is for professional women interested in growing their businesses or their business skill sets. This is a monthly series of conversations with and for women in business—corporate, start-up, and non-profit. The series explores topics of relevance for women in the workplace, including legal, financial, business planning strategy, marketing and PR, philanthropic fundraising strategies and more.
Leslie is a small business scaling strategist and consultant and will be joining us live, for lunch and in person (all the way from Texas) at noon on Thursday, September 23rd at the Pyramid Club (1735 Market St. in Phila.).
Come in person or virtually via Zoom on the 3rd Thursday of the month
Selling To the Federal Government – FREE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING SEMINAR
U.S. Small Business Administration
September 23, 1 – 4 PM
Did you know the Federal Government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world? Interested in learning how your small business can market your services or goods to the Federal Government?
SBA helps to ensure small businesses get fair opportunities to share federal government prime contracts.
Topics will include:
- How to Register
- Small Business Certifications
- Finding Opportunities
- Marketing Your Firm
- Federal Supply Schedules
- Getting Paid
- Tips to Prepare Your Offer
- How to Seek Additional Assistance
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop. Workshops begin promptly at 1 p.m.
Register online https://sellingtothefed.eventbrite.com. Please note all training sessions are offered via Microsoft Teams Meeting.
If you have any questions or require additional information please contact: Jennifer Tilden (610) 382-3083
Federal Government Contracting Certification Programs
U.S. Small Business Administration
September 23, 9 am – 12 PM
The workshop will cover the benefits of participating in these programs.
- The Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Aside Program is an initiative created by the SBA to provide greater contracting opportunities for woman-owned small businesses by allowing certain contracts to be competed only among businesses registered as WOSB’s.
- The SBA HUBZone Program mission to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development to Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) by providing contracting assistance to small businesses located in these economically distressed communities.
- The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.
Register online https://govcertifications.eventbrite.com. Please note all training sessions are offered via Microsoft Teams Meeting.
If you have any questions or require additional information please contact: George Tapia (610) 382-3086
24th Annual WPO Conference: Sounds of Success
Women Presidents’ Organization
You are invited to the 24th Annual WPO Conference: Sounds of Success! After a long stretch of virtual meetings, this year’s conference is designed to give you more time to engage and build relationships with other members. Join us to discover knowledge, connections, and inspiration that will help you amplify your impact as a business leader.
Women of Color Business Summit
Center for Women & Enterprise
CWE’s Women of Color Business Summit at the Women Business Leaders Conference is an opportunity for women of color entrepreneurs and business leaders to come together and address the unique challenges, concerns, and issues facing women of color today.
Developed by and for women of color, the summit takes place on October 14 and will leave you with expanded networks and practical tools to help you succeed in your business endeavors and strengthen your community! Attendees are encouraged to sign up for both days of the the Women Business Leaders Conference.
Secure your tickets before August 30 to receive the Early Bird Discount Rate.
Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regional Supplier Diversity Summit: Partnering with our Local Communities
Federal Banks of Richmond, Atlanta and Philadelphia
October 13, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
This livestreaming interactive format will allow diverse suppliers to engage and network with executive leaders, procurement specialists, and business line leaders from all three Federal Reserve Banks. It features insights from Regional Executives and Local Economists who included Sonya Waddell, Ryo Tashiro, and Emily Mitchell. Also features matchmaking opportunities with the Banks’ sourcing specialists and business lines.
Who Should Attend?
This event is intended for suppliers based in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions.
Up to two members of each organization are welcome to register for this event.
IWEC Foundation 14th Annual Conference – Connecting Women Businesses Globally. Sustainability of Business: From Surviving to Thriving
Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry
November 9 & 10, 8 AM – 2:15 PM EST
Join us this year for our 14th Annual Conference which will be held virtually, hosted by the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
The conference is Under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women. Our Chairwoman for the event is Princess Noor Asem of Jordan.
Keynote speakers and panelists will be announced shortly but include:
- Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General World Trade Organization
- Ibukun Awosika/First Bank of Nigeria & IWEC President
- Ruth A. Davis, IWEC Chairwoman/IWEC
- Fernando Hernandez/Coca-Cola
We will also have networking opportunities and business pitches by women entrepreneurs seeking partners.