• Build a strong capabilities statement and introductory communication with direction and guidance from our Member Panel

  • Present your new capabilities statement and introductory communication to Member Panel in a private setting

  • Receive confidential feedback and constructive ideas to refine your capabilities statement and introductory communication

  • Engage with Corporate/Public Agency Members with concise and compelling presentations

  • For Council-Certified MBEs with annual revenue between $500K and $10 million


Sign-up for Part 1 "Building a Strong Capabilities Statement & Introductory Communication"

Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Southcenter Corporate Square Conference Room


Corporate/Public Agency Member Panel

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Lisa Castillo, Associate Director/Senior Supplier Diversity Manager, AT&T

Lisa's Bio

Supplier Diversity at AT&T

Anna Adams, Senior Program Manager, Strategic Sourcing & Operation, Microsoft Procurement

Supplier Diversity at Microsoft
 

Christine Brown, Senior Procurement Engagement Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Supplier Diversity at Microsoft
 

James Hing, Global Category Manager, Supplier Diversity, Starbucks Corporation

James Hing, Global Category Manager, Supplier Diversity, Starbucks Corporation

James's Bio

Supplier Diversity at Starbucks

 
 
 
 
Lana Gosnell, Vice President Supplier Diversity & Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Lana Gosnell, Vice President & Supplier Diversity Manager, Supplier Diversity and Development, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Lana's Bio

Supplier Diversity at Union Bank

Sharon Lucas, Strategic Work Placement Program Manager, Shared Services Group (SSG) | Supplier Management Office of Internal Governance and Administration, The Boeing Company

Sharon S. Lucas, Strategic Work Placement Program Manager, Shared Services Group (SSG) | Supplier Management Office of Internal Governance and Administration, The Boeing Company

Sharon's Bio

Supplier Diversity at Boeing

Fernando Martinez, President & CEO, Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council

Fernando's Bio

Council Website

Edson Ives Zavala, P.M.P., Manager, Office of Equity & Economic Inclusion, City of Seattle Department of Transportation

Edson's Bio

Supplier Diversity at the City of Seattle


What to Expect

Part 1 – April 27th

Building a Strong Capabilities Statement & Introductory Communication

A panel of Corporate/Public Agency Members share what an excellent Capabilities Statement and Introductory Communication look, sound, and feel like.  MBEs receive best practices as experienced by Panel Members as well as participate in dialogue during Q&A after the panel presentation. 

Free Registration - Limited Seating Available

First-come-first served basis. This workshop is recommended for Council-certified MBEs with annual revenue between $500,000 to $10,000,000.

Part 2 – May 18th

Live Presentation of Your Capabilities Statement & Introductory Communication

One week prior to Session 2, MBEs will submit their Capabilities Statement for Panel Member review prior to live presentation.  Session 2 will continue with MBE individual “2 Minute Introductory Communication” presentations in a private setting.  Member Panel will provide group feedback and individual feedback in writing.

Free Registration - Limited Seating Available

Participation in Session 1 is required. This workshop is recommended for Council-certified MBEs with annual revenue between $500,000 to $10,000,000.

Part 3 – June 14th

One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions

One week prior to Session 3, MBEs will submit their updated Capabilities Statement for Panel Member review.  Session 3 will continue with individual “2 Minute Introductory Communication” presentation in a private setting.  Member Panel will provide group feedback and individual feedback in writing.  Workshop participants registered for the Annual Conference will be able to use their newly developed communications skills in One-on-One Engagement Sessions with Corporate/Public Agency Members.

Registration to the 2017 Annual Conference is required.  Recommended for Council-certified MBEs with annual revenue between $500,000 to $10,000,000.

  • $175 for Council-certified MBE

Date/Time:

April 27, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: 

Southcenter Corporate Square 

635 Andover Park West

Building 8, Conference Room

Tukwila, WA 98188

Date/Time:

May 18, 2017 | 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location:

Northwest Mountain MSDC Conference Room

545 Andover Park West

Building 1, Suite 109

Tukwila, WA 98188

Date/Time:

June 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

2017 Annual Conference: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:

University of Washington - Husky Union Building (HUB)

4001 E Stevens Way NE

Seattle, WA 98195


Annual Sponsors


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