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SCORE Partner Event-Getting Certified as a Woman-Owned, Minority Owned or Veteran Owned Business

Thursday, December 29, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

You've viewed the Supplier Diversity & Certifications course modules and have learned or confirmed that your business classifies as a diverse supplier.  You are interested in learning more, getting questions answered, seeking new opportunities to grow your business and/or potentially pursuing certification for your business.

This live Q&A, facilitated by a certified SCORE mentor and subject matter expert, will dedicate the full duration of time to answering your specific questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications, supplementing content from the course modules you viewed and enriching your learning experience.

Before attending, it is recommended that you:

  • View the Supplier Diversity & Certifications course modules (1-3)
  • Submit your question(s) via the registration form
  • Or prepare your question(s) to submit during the live session

Facilitated by: Karen Williams, SCORE Mentor and Subject Matter Expert

Karen is a SCORE Mentor in the Washington DC chapter and helps clients learn about doing business with the Federal Government and understand the Federal procurement process. She assists business owners with registering their business in and helps them learn about Federal small business certifications (e.g. WOSB, EDWOSB, SDB, SDVOSB, and HUBZone).

Karen is an expert in 8(a) eligibility requirements, the application review process and strategy development to market firms to prime contractors.

Facilitated by: Towanda R Livingston, SCORE Mentor and Subject Matter Expert

Towanda R. Livingston is a successful and award-winning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Executive with almost 30 years of strategic and tactical experience in the government, public and private sectors. She is an innovative thought leader in diversity, equity, inclusion and supplier diversity leader of this era.

Towanda’s career has been focused on equipping, empowering and enabling minorities, women, and other marginalized groups and businesses in the workplace and marketplace with practical solutions and tools that advance their positions in the workplace and marketplace.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.