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WIPP Intersectionality Series


The WIPP Intersectionality Series is a featured webinar series with up-to-the-minute business policy and funding information from Capitol Hill. Each episode in the series will feature the WIPP Advocacy Team, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and a special topic of interest. 

 

These webinars are sponsored by our corporate partners Accenture, Comcast, Southern California Edison, and Walmart.

 

 


October 2020 

WIPP Intersectionality: Funding Business Growth During a Crisis and Beyond 

Monday, October 19, 2020  2pm ET

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Small business financing can be difficult to obtain, especially during a crisis. Knowing your options, taking advantage of opportunities, and understanding the cost of growth are critical to success. Join our experts as they provide finance lessons and business resources.

Presenters:
  • Sherrill Stockton, EVP of Credit, Live Oak Bank
  • Sallie Mullins Thompson, Founder, Sallie Mullins Thompson CPA, LLC

  



September 2020 

WIPP Intersectionality: The Power of Business Matchmaking

Monday, September 14, 2020  2pm ET

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Connecting with people is essential to success and that is particularly true in business. Being well prepared for matchmaking and building strong business relationships can give a company the competitive edge. Hear from agency and corporate professionals as they discuss available procurement opportunities.

 

Presenters:

  • Rose Hatcher, Director, Supplier Diversity, ViacomCBS
  • Melissa "Lisa" Jenkins, WOSB Program Manager, OSDBU, Department of the Treasury

  


August 2020 

WIPP Intersectionality: Collaboration is Key During COVID

Monday, August 10, 2020  2pm ET

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Collaboration in business can accelerate growth, strengthen customer experiences, and usher in unexpected opportunities. Join us for a discussion with two business owners who have formed an unconventional collaboration of successful women business owners and are now poised for rapid growth even during a pandemic. These women leaders embody the sentiment of "it’s not just who you know, it’s about how you work together" that drive sustainable solutions and success.
 

Presenters:
  • Sharon Reynolds, President & CEO, DevMar Products; Co-Founder, The Collaborative: Workplace Readiness Solutions
  • Joan LaGrasse, CEO, Imagen; Co-Founder The Collaborative: Workplace Readiness Solutions

  

 


July 2020 

WIPP Intersectionality: The Next Stimulus Package

Monday, July 27, 2020 2pm ET

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Will Congress pass a COVID-19 stimulus bill this month? Special guest Christina Salazar, Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will join our session to brief us on possible Congressional actions regarding small business assistance. Ann Sullivan and the WIPP Advocacy Team will break down insights on the PPP and EIDL programs and lessons learned.
 
Presenters: 

  • Christina Salazar, Counsel, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Ann Sullivan, WIPP Chief Advocate, Madison Services Group
  • Elizabeth Sullivan, WIPP Government Affairs, Madison Services Group 

 

 

COVID-19: The Power of Regional Resources and Connections

Monday, July 13 at 2 PM ET

 
As the road to recovery becomes more centered on regional resources, collaborating across sectors will be key to finding the opportunities and facing the challenges for small businesses. In this free webinar, regional business leaders discuss how their organizations are working to provide critical resources for businesses to sustain success and grow during these unprecedented times.


Presenters:
  • Sandra Eberhard, Executive Director, Women Presidents' Educational Organization (WPEO-DC), Washington, D.C.
  • Phala Mire, President, Women's Business Enterprise Council - South (WBEC-South), New Orleans, LA
  • Marquita Thomas, Executive Director, Los Angeles LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC), Los Angeles, CA

June 2020 

COVID-19: Position, Pivot, Profit!

Monday, June 29 at 2 PM ET

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Rethinking your entire business model is not an easy step, yet it is a critical sustainability task in these unprecedented times. We will hear from two WIPP Members and business owners who are successfully taking different paths towards success:

  • Rebecca Boenigk, President & CEO, Neutral Posture; WIPP Board of Directors, Treasurer  
  • Julie Rothhouse, CEO, SynaVoice and Founder, SynaVoice SOL; WIPP Board of Directors

 

Intersectionality: Developing an Inclusion Action Plan for My Business

 

Monday, June 8 at 2 PM ET

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Download the Inclusion Action Plan

 

WIPP is committed to working together to address systemic injustice and to be a part of ongoing solutions. Developing an inclusion action plan is the first step to acknowledging the problems that exist as well as building the internal scaffolding to support employees of color in your workplace. Join us for an environment of honest conversation and tools for implementation in this unprecedented time. 

 

Presenters:

  • Peggy Del Fabbro, CEO, M.Davis & Sons 
  • Angela Dingle, President & CEO, Ex Nihilo; WIPP Board Chair 
  • Candace Waterman, President & CEO, WIPP

 


May 2020 

COVID-19: Hot Topics in Government Procurement

Monday, May 18 at 2 PM ET

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If you have customers in the federal government or you're curious on how to access the increased opportunities in the federal marketplace, join our panel of experts to hear up-to-date information on all the hot topics, like changes to WOSB certification and procurement as well as GSA schedules. We're here to help you navigate your path and expand business opportunities for all women business owners. 


Join our panel of experts for this special topic:

  • Barb Carson, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting & Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Courtney Fairchild, President & CEO, Global Services


COVID-19: Business Continuity Plan
Monday, May 11 at 2 PM ET

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Crisis can have a way of illustrating gaps in a business' capabilities. Many women-owned businesses have not had the time or opportunity to work on business continuity plans; however, all businesses may soon have to share their continuity plans as a prerequisite to doing business in the commercial and federal marketplace.
 
Listen to our panel of experts for this special topic:  

  • Rose Hatcher, ViacomCBS
  • Lisa Firestone, Managed Care Advisors

 

COVID-19: Business Innovation

Monday, May 4 at 2 PM ET

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Our current environment forces business owners to pivot and consider changing their business model. Thinking outside the box is critical and there is no better way to do that than through business innovation. Our panel of experts discussed the importance of technology and the role big data will play in winning contracts during this crisis.

 

Moderator: 

Angela Dingle, President & CEO, ExNihilo; WIPP Board Chair

 

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO, Interos, Inc.
  • Denise Evans, Vice President, Women and Diverse BtB Marketing, IBM
  • Dr. Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist, Americas, Intel Corp.

April 2020 

COVID-19: Put Your Mask On First - The Business of You

Monday, April 27 at 2 PM ET

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On Monday, April 27, WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman moderated an expert-led discussion on the powerful connection between mind, body, and business in this uncharted territory. Featuring special guests and health experts:
  • Brenda Loube, CEO, BCL Teams
  • Dr. Karen Wolfe, international speaker, author, coach, and wellness entrepreneur

Business owners and leaders must prioritize taking care of ourselves so we have the ability to help those around us. Resources for this session include the following:

  1. BCL Teams Stretch Break Worksheet and Office Ergonomics Reminder
  2. Top 12 Lifestyle Tips to Support A Healthy Immune System:
    Using diet and lifestyle modification, you can support your immune system and create a strong, resilient internal environment. If you care about your health, you’ll want to nurture this important protection system.

    Supporting your immune system and keeping the fire stoked is a big step towards optimal health. Taking the key steps to protect and promote your immune system is as important as it gets when it comes to your health and longevity. 

In addition, hear up-to-the-minute business policy and funding information from Capital Hill. This webinar will feature the WIPP Advocacy Team and the U.S. Small Business Administration. We welcome questions from the audience.


  

COVID-19: Standing Together

Monday, April 20 at 2 PM ET

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WIPP is a proud partner of theNational Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC). On Monday, April 20, WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman led a discussion with special guests:

  • Justin Nelson, Co-Founder & President, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • Pamela Prince-Eason, President & CEO, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

These leaders share available education, resources, and networking opportunities within their organizations. In addition, hear up-to-the-minute business policy and funding information from Capital Hill. This webinar will feature the WIPP Advocacy Team and the U.S. Small Business Administration. We welcome questions from the audience.


  

COVID-19: Opportunities During the Crisis  

Monday, April 13

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Although the country is still on stay-at-home orders, there are still business opportunities available and contracts being awarded in both the public and private sectors. This webinar was moderated by WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman and will feature the WIPP Advocacy Team as well as special guests:  

  • Barbara (Barb) Carson, U.S. Small Business Administration Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting & Business Development
  • Rose Hatcher, Director, Supplier Diversity, ViacomCBS
  • Melissa Jenkins, WOSB Program Manager & Industry Liaison/Program Analyst/HBCU, OSDBU, Department of the Treasury
  • Amy Murray, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of Defense

 

COVID-19: Managing Processes, Records, and Data Privacy

Monday, April 6

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We discussed up-to-the-minute business policy and funding information from Capitol Hill as well as tips for managing human resources during this challenging time. This webinar was moderated by WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman and will feature the WIPP Advocacy Team as well as special guests: 

  • Barbara (Barb) Carson, U.S. Small Business Administration Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting & Business Development
  • Tina Teree Baker, President and CEO of the Cadence Group; Member, WIPP Board of Directors 

March 2020 

COVID-19: Managing Team Dynamics & Morale

Monday, March 30

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We discussed up-to-the-minute business policy and funding information from Capitol Hill as well as tips for leading and engaging teams in the social distancing era. This webinar was moderated by WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman and featured the WIPP Advocacy Team as well as special guests:

  • Courtney Fairchild, President & CEO, Global Services, Inc; Vice Chair, WIPP Board of Directors
  • Laurie Sayles, President, and CEO of Civility Management Solutions; WIPP Member

Monday, March 23
COVID-19: Funding Resources and Options

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We discussed options and opportunities for funding during this time of crisis. This webinar was moderated by WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman and featured the WIPP Advocacy Team as well as special guests:

  • Sue Malone, President, Strategies for Small Business
  • Barbara (Barb) Carson, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Government Contracting at the U.S. Small Business Administration. 


Monday, March 16
COVID-19: WIPP Up-To-The-Minute Webinar
Watch on YouTube  [1 Hour]

WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman moderated a discussion about the crisis response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and resources for small business owners. Panelists included

  • Barbara (Barb) Carson, U.S. Small Business Administration Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting & Business Development
  • Angela Dingle, President & CEO of ExNihilo Management and WIPP Board Chair
  • Courtney Fairchild, President & CEO of Global Services and WIPP Vice Chair
  • Rebecca Boenigk, CEO of Neutral Posture and WIPP Treasurer
  • Ann Sullivan, President & CEO of Madison Services Group and WIPP Chief Advocate

 

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