Government agencies and many large corporations are required by law to alot a certain number of their contracts to minority/women owned businesses (MWBE). This panel discussion will talk about how to get government help, becoming a certified MWBE and securing those opportunities. Here are our distinguished speakers:
OPHELIA GABRINO - Executive Director, Capacity Building & Corporate Partnerships, NYC Department of Small Business Services. A management professional with a passion for assisting small business owners with growing their businesses! Experienced in program management in procurement and supplier diversity.
WILLIAM DREWES - Attorney, Diversity Counsel, Fund Raising and Development Advisor. An attorney with over 40 years experience in business law, real estate, intellectual property, employment law and tax-exempt organizations.
MAN-LI KUO - Economic Development Specialist, District International Trade Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration. She has also served in district roles as Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Officer; Women’s Business Center (WBC) District Office Technical Representative, and Veteran Business Development Officer.