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WIPP 2015 Annual Dinner

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Where: The Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20004
United States
Contact: Pam Woo

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WIPP 2015 Annual Dinner Celebration


The Willard InterContinental, Washington, DC

Tuesday, July 14



We’ve had an exciting year at WIPP!  With your help and the assistance of our partners we were victorious in our efforts to improve the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Procurement Program with the addition of Sole Source Authority.  A big win that will increase contracting opportunities for women business owners.  We also successfully launched WIPP’s Federal Contracting Certificate Program and our new National Directory of Women-Owned Small Businesses in the contracting arena.  WIPP continued to provide top quality education and events focused on helping women grow their businesses while also ensuring our members had access to leadership and advocacy opportunities to enhance the visibility of your companies. 


It is now time to celebrate these achievements and many more at WIPP’s 2015 Annual Dinner Celebration, held on July 14, 2015 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. 


At this event, we will also be honoring WIPP’s Co-Founder and President Barbara Kasoff, who has announced her retirement.  Barbara has been an unstoppable force for over 14 years, establishing WIPP in 2001 to ensure women business owners had a voice and a seat at the table to impact change in our nation’s capital. 


Please join us at WIPP’s 2015 Annual Dinner Celebration as we highlight WIPP’s successes, share big news of upcoming events and programs at WIPP, hear from fantastic speakers and honor our fearless leader, Barbara Kasoff, for her many years of service! 



WIPP 2015 Annual Dinner Celebration





6:30-7:00pm          Networking


7:00-10:00pm        Welcome

  • Jennifer Bisceglie, Chairman of the Board, WIPP; President, WIPP International; President, Interos Solutions


The Road to Victory – Sole Source Authority

  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen        
  • Aditi Dussault, Special Advisor to the Associate Administrator in SBA’s Office of Government Contracting and Business Development


                             Brett Loper, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, American Express


Cathy Martine, President, AT&T Enterprise Business Solutions

  • Presentation of WIPP AT&T Innovator of the Year Award to Jeanette Prenger, President, ECCO Select

WIPP Awards

  • WIPP Public Policy Award presented to Lisa Firestone, President & CEO, Managed Care Advisors
  • WIPP President’s Award presented to Juli Betwee, Managing Partner, Pivot Point Partners



  • Susan Duffy, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College


WIPP Hits the Trail


Honoring WIPP’s Co-Founder, Barbara Kasoff


Concluding Remarks

  • Barbara Kasoff, WIPP Cofounder & President




Registration Rates


WIPP 2015 Annual Dinner Celebration Registration 


                                      WIPP Members *$160  Please log in for the member discount.


                                      WIPP Friends and Guests $190




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The Willard InterContinental

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004

(202) 628-9100


WIPP does not have a room block rate.




For hotel accommodations, please consider:

The Willard InterContinental:

W Hotel Washington D.C.:

JW Marriott:

Sofitel Washington DC:

Marriott Metro Center:

Hilton Garden Inn:





Metro Center





Washington, DC is served by three major airports: Reagan National (DCA), Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI). Reagan National Airport is the closest in proximity to The Liaison Capitol Hill. Paid shuttles are available from each of the airports by calling in advance 800-BLUE-VAN. Cab rates are approximately $20-$70, depending on the airport you choose.




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WIPP Thanks Our Annual Dinner Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

ECCO Select | Interos Solutions | Joint Logistics Managers | Madison Services Group | M Booth


Silver Sponsors

Digital Hands | Global Services | Managed Care Advisors | PilieroMazza


Corporate Partners

American Express OPEN | AT&T | Comcast | Pfizer | Southwest Airlines | Walmart



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Attendees may cancel up to 10 days prior to a session and receive a full refund, less an administrative processing fee of $5 for individual events registrations; within 7-9 days a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted within 7 days or less of the event.

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