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Scaling Up: Everything Your Business Needs to Know About Certifications and Supplier Diversity

  • 05/31/2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Virtual

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One of the best ways to differentiate your company is to apply for and leverage small business certifications. Certifications can increase visibility and offer opportunities for your business to land contracts with larger companies.

But understanding the what, when, and how of certifications and supplier diversity can feel overwhelming and confusing.

If you’re not yet certified, you may not know where to start the process. And if your business is certified, then what? How do you find opportunities and leverage this special designation?

Join NAWBO Richmond on May 31, 2022 for a panel discussion with experts on this topic who will provide step-by-step guidance and important information.

Regardless of whether you are certified or just thinking about it, this panel will provide valuable tips to help your business scale!


About the Panel

Sandra Eberhard is the President and CEO of Women’s Business Enterprise Council of New York and Greater DMV, which provides WBENC certification.


Verniece Love is the Director of SWaM and DBE Certification for the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity.

Robin Hill is the manager of the Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) Center at the Virginia Department of Transportation which helps Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms compete for federally funded contract opportunities.  

Cathy Williams is Ferguson  Enterprise’s Business Diversity and Government Administration Manager. She is responsible for the company-wide supplier diversity program. 



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